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2021 Agenda

Featured Speaker

Sarah Kauss
Founder and CEO

Hear How S’well Is Thriving Beyond COVID-19

  • Supporting women professionals who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic
  • What’s changed and lessons learned
  • What we can do better in the future
  • Scenarios for a post-pandemic future
Listen to Sarah Kauss on NPR’s How I Built This podcast

7:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership

8:00 a.m.

Thriving Beyond COVID-191-Other

  • What’s changed and what lessons we have learned
  • How we can support women professionals who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic
  • What we can do better in the future
  • Scenarios for a post-pandemic future

Sarah Kauss
Founder and CEO

Gilbert, Jill

Jill Gilbert, CPA
Partner, Audit Services Group

8:50 a.m.

Rising to the Challenge of Public Accounting1-Other

  • Progression from intern in the audit department to managing partner and head of the tax practice
  • What I wish I knew 25 years ago
  • The future of public accounting

Kimberly A. Dula, CPA
Managing Partner
Friedman LLP

Breana Liberoni

Moderator: Breana Liberoni, CPA
Tax Associate
Sisterson & Co. 

9:40 a.m.

Women to Watch Award Presentation

9:50 a.m.
Take a Breather

10:05 a.m.

Creating Career Success in Corporate Finance1-Other

  • Critical lessons learned from women finance leaders
  • Making the jump from public to corporate accounting
  • Being intentional about careers goals and planning
  • Leading with confidence and credibility

Wendy McClintock, CPA
Vice President Finance and Treasurer
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company

Burkett, Chenora

Chenora Burkett, CPA
Founder and CEO
BrchBurk Business Consulting

Marchek, Maureen

Maureen Marchek, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Cryder
Jennifer Cryder, CPA
COO & Executive Vice President

10:55 a.m.

Strategies for Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Prevent Burnout1-Other

  • Learn why some people are better equipped to handle stress and prevent burnout
  • Understand why and how emotional intelligence helps us strengthen our resilience
  • Develop new practices to stop burnout – for you and for others

Kandi J. Wiens
Senior Fellow, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division
Co-Director, Penn Master’s in Medical Education Program

11:45 a.m.

12:25 p.m.

What Women Want: Essentials for the Future of Public Accounting 1-Other

  • Why the past year was an unprecedented threat to women in the workplace
  • How firm actions made today can shape gender equality for decades to come
  • Learn how to transform and evolve amidst the demands of a rapidly changing environment
Susan Coffey

Susan S. Coffey, CPA, CGMA
Chief Executive Officer – Public Accounting
Association of International Certified Public Accountants

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1:15 p.m.

Leading Beyond Bias 1-Other

  • Anti-bias strategies that work
  • Making inclusion real – taking action
  • What companies can do
  • What individuals can do – pledges to combating unconscious bias
Davis, Shauna-Gae

Shauna-Gae Davis
Technology Relationship Leader and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader

2:05 p.m.

2:20 p.m.

Taking the Lead in Technology1-Other

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Brunner, Kathleen

Kathy Brunner
Founder, President, CEO
Acumen Analytics Inc.

3:10 p.m.

Women & Fundraising in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities1-Other

  • The funding gap problem for women-owned businesses
  • Why IFundWomen needs to exist
  • Effect of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs

Karen Cahn
CEO and Founder

4:00 p.m.
See You Next Year

“I try to surround myself with positive and confident women, and this conference provided so much female empowerment and strong women connections.”

Breana Liberoni, CPA
Sisterson & Co. LLP


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 6.5-Substantive CLE credits. Attorneys requesting CLE credits must include an additional $50.

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