Women Slowly Enter Partner Ranks
It’s official! Women are gaining partnership share in the Top 25 firms across the nation.
According to CPA Personnel Report’s Annual Survey of Women In Public Accounting – 1999, women account for one to two percent of the partnership at most of the Top 25. At some firms, such as Plante and Moran in Southfield, Michigan, women represent as much as 15 percent of the partner group.
But there’s still room for women to grow into partner shoes. By contrast with their partnership representation, half of the largest firms’ staffs are women. And coming down the pipe – half of new accounting graduates are women.
Seventeen of the Top 25 firms responded to the survey. Results will be included in the October edition of CPA Personnel Report. To subscribe, call 404.881.1141 or visit CPA Personnel Report's publisher, Strafford Publications.
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