Sessions For November 8, 2019

6:30AM-12:30PM

08

Friday
7:00AM-7:50AM

WOM19301. Eyes on the Prize: Mapping Your Career Path - presented by Marcum LLP

Instructor: Meredith Angjeli, Janet Levy, Heather Wilson, Saran Johnson (Moderator)
Track: Specialized Knowledge Track
Knowledge Level & Prerequisite: Beginner (1-2 years in the profession)
Field of Study: Personal Development
CPE Credit: 1.0

Never has the accounting profession been more dynamic for women. The unremitting demand for talent, combined with the industry’s new emphasis on diversity and inclusion, sets the stage for exciting career success – including attaining partnership, if that’s your goal. Hear from professionals at all levels of the career track at Marcum LLP, a top 15 national firm, about how they’ve gotten to where they are, the keys to their success, their ultimate goals, and how they continue to manage the challenges inherent in one of professional services’ most demanding industries.
Learning Objectives:<>

  • Recognize the various paths to success that exist for women at a public accounting firm
  • Identify the key characteristics and traits that have led to the panelists’ success in the professional services field
  • 7:50AM-8:00AM

    08

    Friday
    8:00AM-9:15AM

    WOM1924. Reimagine

    Instructor: Barry Melancon
    Track: Specialized Knowledge Track
    Knowledge Level & Prerequisite: Overview (1-2 years in the profession)
    Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
    CPE Credit: 1.5

    The digital era has brought about a blistering pace of change that’s only getting faster. It’s rapidly resetting consumer expectations and challenging organizations to disrupt themselves to remain relevant. And it’s bringing enormous opportunity for the accounting profession. To lead our clients and employers through these increasingly volatile times, we must open ourselves to new possibilities – reimagining the services and skills we offer to keep the profession vital and relevant well into the future.
    Learning Objectives:

    • The latest trends reshaping the accounting profession
    • How technology can enable us to enhance quality in existing service areas, and provide opportunity in new service areas our clients and businesses increasingly demand
    • How to evolve our skillsets to remain trusted advisors in an increasingly digital world

    9:15AM-9:20AM

    08

    Friday
    9:20AM-10:10AM

    WOM1925. Finding your Everest

    Instructor: Sara Safari
    Track: Specialized Knowledge Track
    Knowledge Level & Prerequisite: Beginner (1-2 years in the profession)
    Field of Study: Personal Development
    CPE Credit: 1.0

    Join Sara Safari as she takes you up the mountain with her... Sara will share her stories, both daunting and humorous, that also impart leadership tools.

    Every day we are dealing with different obstacles to reach our goals. Sometimes, these hurdles look like huge mountains to climb. Getting a promotion at work, achieving your educational goals, and maintaining good relationships with our loved ones are examples of challenges we deal with on a daily basis. We are all capable of overcoming our fears and climbing all these mountains if we believe 'there is no limit to human potential, there is only limit in human belief!'. This is a motivational talk to empower and inspire people to look at life differently and positively.
    Learning Objectives:

    • Making friends with your failures
    • Learn to embrace your fears and push yourself out of your comfort zone

    08

    Friday
    10:40AM-11:30AM

    WOM1926. Owning My Future: The Four C’s of a Great Career - presented by RSM LLP

    Instructor: Shannel Clubb, Karen Galivan, Lynn Sedwick, Tracey Walker (Moderator)
    Track: Specialized Knowledge Track
    Knowledge Level & Prerequisite: Overview (1-2 years in the profession)
    Field of Study: Personal Development
    CPE Credit: 1.0

    This empowering session will focus on the skills and attributes that help women Own Their Future, overcome traditional barriers and build great careers. Packed with data, guidance from the professions most successful women and action steps and tools, the session will allow you to consider how best to leverage your strengths. Women will share ideas and inspiration with each other and learn from each other’s perspectives, triumphs and career journeys. Come prepared to share and consider new tools for your professional development tool box.

    11:30AM-11:35AM

    08

    Friday
    11:35AM-12:25PM

    WOM1927. Female Future: Communicating Your Way to the Corner Office

    Instructor: Joanna Coles
    Track: Specialized Knowledge Track
    Knowledge Level & Prerequisite: Beginner (1-2 years in the profession)
    Field of Study: Personal Development
    CPE Credit: 1.0

    As women in finance, we know the numbers for women in corporate leadership suck. Among  the Fortune 500 companies only two per cent have women CEOs and women make up just six per cent of the C-Suite. Women make up only 15 per cent of public company boards. Even more shocking, consistent research into workplace culture reveals the more successful a woman is, the less she is liked, whereas the opposite is true for men. How do we overcome such bias and still achieve our potential?

    As a mentor for Project Runway, the first chief content officer for Hearst’s 300 magazines and producer of Freeform’s award-winning career dramedy The Bold Type, Joanna Coles shows how to communicate your way to the corner office without losing your soul. She explores the value in creating your own personal board of directors, facing down the bias, and understanding that how you say something may be more important than what you actually say.

    Described by the New York Times as one of “the most powerful people in media”, Coles shares data, experience and will absolutely refuse to name which celebrities behaved badly on the 120 cover shoots she ran as editor of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.

    Coles is on the board of Snapchat, the mother of two young men and the author of Love Rules, How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World.