Women represent one-half of graduating Chartered Accountants and one-third of the more than 83,000 CAs who comprise Canada's leading accounting profession.
The CICA’s Women’s Leadership Council is a voice of women CAs. We act as a catalyst for change, promoting a work environment within the Chartered Accountancy profession that provides for the retention, promotion and advancement of women to positions of leadership without bias, unintended or otherwise, based on gender.
"I don’t think it’s too late for my generation to become leaders in the profession and in business, and I hope my daughter’s generation will simply take it for granted!"
Robin Taub, CA
Robin Taub Financial Consulting
Women’s Leadership Council
"The Women’s Leadership Council plays an important role within our profession in encouraging women members to seek leadership positions. The demographics of the profession are changing and there must be a level playing field for all members who want to advance their careers."
Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA,
President and CEO of CICA
Women’s Leadership Council goals
Our short-term goal is to provide resources and education that further women’s advancement in the CA profession. In the longer term, we will be acting as advocates to enhance the number of women in leadership positions in the CA profession.
Women’s Leadership Council priorities
Over the coming year, our priorities include:
- publishing career navigation toolkits for women in the accounting profession and for firms to advance women into leadership positions
- continuing a webinar series to provide resources to CAs and firms to further women’s advancement in the profession
- publishing information about the status of women in the profession
June 4-6, 2013
Women and Leadership Summit
The Women & Leadership Summit will explore the strategies and resources utilized by top-ranking women executives who have successfully advanced their way to the top of their organizations, as they provide you with their unique perspectives on how to achieve success in your career and life.
June 25, 2013 - 9 am to 3 pm
Women in Capital Markets Return to Bay Street Conference - BMO CAPITAL MARKETS
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program is an annual competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it. Currently in its sixth year, the program is now open to businesses in the US and Canada. The Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program encompasses ongoing educational programs, events, networks and media exposure — on both a national and regional level — designed to provide actionable guidance, contacts, tools and resources for leadership development and business growth.
September 20, 2013 (Start date)
Back to Work: A Program for Women
Rotman Initiative for Women in Business
October 24-25, 2013
AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit
This conference is presented by the AICPA Women’s Initiative Executive Committee with Media Partners AWSCPA and CPA Canada. The objective of this conference is to focus on leadership, boardroom diversity, and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of women leaders within the financial community. The high-level caliber of speakers will provide training and information on how women can secure their future in this complex industry. CPA Canada members are entitled to discounted registration