conference webcast

Oct. 27, 2020
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CPE Credits: 8-Other
PICPA Member: $345 | Nonmember: $445

The Women’s Leadership Conference provides a forum for female CPAs and financial professionals to network and take away valuable information for use in their personal and professional lives. Attendees will take away valuable lessons on resilience in the workforce and overcoming obstacles professionally and personally.

Featured Blog: Plenty of Treats at This Year’s PICPA Women’s Leadership Conference

Who Should Attend:
Female financial professionals and CPAs in public firms, business, and industry

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2020 Speakers

Jeannine Brown
Hauser, Fran
Krisher, Betsy
Sherry Mohan
Scaccetti, Jane
Kassalen, Brian

A Look Back at the 2020 Conference Agenda

7:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
8:00 a.m.
Kickoff: Owning Your Career
  • Bringing intentionality to your career plans and path
  • Entrepreneurship and intraprenuership for women leaders
  • Learning from others’ stories and using our own to drive career success
  • Making the most of a day like today


Christina M. Reger, Esq.
Christina M. Reger, Esq.
Founding Partner
Law Offices of Christina Reger
8:50 a.m.
The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Kindness and Strength
  • Learn to balance being empathetic and decisive
  • How to ask for what you want without feeling badly
  • Becoming a boss who is respected, not feared
  • Leading with kindness, empathy, and strength


Hauser, Fran
Fran Hauser
Media Executive and Author
The Myth of the Nice Girl
Read Fran's Five Tips To Overcome Impostor Syndrome >>
9:40 a.m.
Women to Watch Award Presentation
9:50 a.m.
Take a Breather
10:05 a.m.
Championing Workplace Diversity
  • Diversity data insights and trends between women groups based on race/ethnicity
  • Discuss the successes and impact of diversity programs that positively impact Black women in finance and accounting
  • The impact of microaggressions and bias faced by women of color, particularly Black women at work
  • How to champion for workplace diversity for Black women


Sherry Mohan
Sherry Ann Mohan, CPA 
Goldman Sachs
Jeannine Brown
In conversation with
Jeannine K. Brown 
Managing Director and Owner
Everyday Lead
10:55 a.m.
  • The science of resilience and well-being
  • Practical skills to enhance the ability to navigate adversity and grow through challenges
  • Define resilience, describe the factors that contribute to it, and discuss the role of optimism in coping with setback and challenge
  • Strategies that create a mindset of optimism and tips for incorporating the strategies at work and at home


Karen Reivich
Karen Reivich, PhD
Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training Program
Positive Psychology Center
University of Pennsylvania
11:45 a.m.
Lunch Break
12:45 p.m.
Women Leaders and Sales: Positioning Yourself to Make It Rain
  • Trends in the profession and how this impacts your client needs
  • The importance of planning and collaboration
  • How to create a collaborative relationship with centers of influence, team members, clients, and prospective clients in this virtual environment and into the future


Grissom, Angie
Angie Grissom
Owner and Chief Relationship Officer
The Rainmaker Companies
1:35 p.m.
Building a Career of Service and Security: A Conversation with Kathleen Hamm
  • How emerging technology will change the profession
  • Kathleen has served as a Board member, regulator, policy advisor, C-suite executive, and trusted advisor – she’ll share her perspective on the issues currently facing women in our profession
  • Advice for women building their careers as CPAs
  • Career experiences and lessons learned


Hamm, Kathleen
Kathleen Hamm
Former Member Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
In conversation with
Jennifer Cryder, CPA
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
2:25 p.m.
2:40 p.m.
Leadership Story: A CFO’s Perspective on Career Growth and Self-Development
     Read "Leadership Tips: Five Steps to Deal with Uncertainty" >>
  • Navigating a career, family, and self - one perspective
  • Understand how careers can evolve, and not necessarily in a straight line
  • Balancing risk and reward with your gut instinct
  • Maintaining networks - and how to improve relationships while moving through your career   


Trojanowski, Amy

Amy Peacock Trojanowski, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Armstrong Flooring, Inc

3:30 p.m.
Managing Partners Panel: Building a Firm Where Women Succeed
  • What it takes to build and run a firm that fosters inclusion and excellence for everyone, especially female leaders
  • How to create cultures, systems, and teams to enable and empower women in the workplace
  • Discuss intentionality, what women need to do to progress down the path to ownership, changing the ratios of women in leadership, and overcoming unconscious bias


Jane Scaccetti
Jane Scaccetti, CPA, MT, PFS - Moderator
Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer
Drucker & Scaccetti
Krisher, Betsy
Elizabeth E. Krisher, CPA, CGFM

Kassalen, Brian
Robert Simpson, CPA, MST
Managing Partner
Brinker Simpson and Company
4:20 p.m.
See You Next Year



PICPA Member: $345
Nonmember: $445

ClassPass: 8 hours
CLE Credits Fee: $50

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CPE Credits: 8-Other

Level: Update
Prerequisites: None

CLE Credits: This conference has been submitted for 8-Substantive CLE credits. Attorneys requesting CLE credits must include an additional $50.

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors



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Can't make the conference? Watch the session replays:

Oct. 30: Morning Sessions 

Nov. 2: Afternoon Sessions