Women's Leadership Conference

Dig Deep. Build Resilience. Overcome Obstacles.

June 28
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Sheraton Valley Forge
King Of Prussia - Map It

CPE Credits

"As a young, professional woman, this conference gave me the opportunity to hear women who have proven successful in the industry speak on topics, issues, and trials that they have faced and conquered. Their words have reinforced my drive for success and have given me the tools and confidence with which to embrace the challenges which lie before me."

Maureen Gillott, CPA
Fairman Group Family Office LLP

2018 Speakers

PICPA Member: $329    |     Nonmember: $429
CLE Credit Add-On: $50         

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Conference Agenda

7:15 a.m.
Breakfast & Check-in
7:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
8:00 a.m.
Introduction to Resilience Mastery
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of resilience
  • Understand and recognize mental, emotional, and physical components of resilience
  • Discover your own personal triggers and learn how to apply new practical resiliency tactics
  • Identify and access your resilience tool kit and increase your ability to bounce back
  • Determine the four Essential Resilience Mastery Strategy Tools
Nina Sherak, MS, CHES, CRT
Resilience Mastery Training, Coaching and Workshops
9:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
9:55 a.m.
Rubber Band Resilience: How to Stretch Without Snapping
  • Understand the different reactions to adversity and how to use them to develop a positive outcome
  • Increase awareness of growth mindset to keep teams engaged and productive during transitional events
  • Learn to escalate both personal and organizational energy levels to decrease absenteeism and increase retention and productivity
Kathy Parry
Wellness Roadtrip LLC
11:35 a.m.

Women to Watch Award is part of the AICPA’s national recognition program to honor outstanding women in the profession. Pennsylvania’s recipients were selected for their personal success and commitment to fostering success of others. Congratulations to: Bandana Jha, CFO/COO Urologic Consultants of SE PA, Philadelphia; Elizabeth E. Krisher, president, Maher Duessel, Pittsburgh; Stephanie Stohon, shareholder, Wessel & Company, Johnstown; and Lisa Minniti-Soska, partner and construction group lead, Mazars USA LLP, Bala Cynwyd.

11:50 a.m.
12:40 p.m.
The Leader Within
  • Greater calm and focus
  • Enhanced self-awareness
  • Better communication skills
  • Increased sense of connectedness
  • Greater leadership presence
Julie Murphy
Oakwood Leadership
1:30 p.m.
Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise: It’s Your Choice
  • How to identify the root of your fear
  • What to ask yourself when faced with a difficult decision
Meredith Toole
Founder & CEO
Talent Point Consulting, LLC
2:20 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
2:35 p.m.
Owning Your Future
  • Finding one’s personal strength
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Building your personal board of directors
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA
Immediate Past Chairman, AICPA Board of Directors
Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle America
4:15 p.m.
See You Next Year