AWSCPA is a national network connecting and supporting today's women CPAs through career and personal transitions by innovative training, customized mentorship, and focused relationships.
July 2015
Welcome to the New Fiscal Year!

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is looking to be a great one for AWSCPA!  National has launched an updated website that is more user-friendly and will provide more resources for current and aspiring women CPAs. If you have any stories of how you handled challenges in your professional or personal life that you believe would be helpful to other women, we would love to hear from you. Contact us at, and be sure to check out the updated website at!

If you have not already done so, please be sure to register through our website. If you did not receive an email with instructions from us this week, or need any help, contact us at
New Board Member Featured in Journal of Accountancy

Belicia Cespedes is the AWSCPA Treasurer for the 2015-2016 year. She was just featured in the JOA and in video by the AICPA as she became a CPA at 17 and is the youngest voting member of the AICPA.

How a 17 Year Old Passed the CPA Exam
 If you haven't heard, there's a new CPA in town. Her name is Belicia Cespedes and she was just 17 years old when she passed her CPA Exam. You read that right, 17. Which pretty much makes Belicia the world's youngest CPA.

Wiley CPA Exam Review

You Made Partner: Now What?
AWSCPA Member Jodie Hewitson Featured in the Journal Of Accountancy 


Learning to delegate is a necessary skill, said Jodie Hewitson, CPA, who has been a tax partner at Tanner LLC in Salt Lake City for three years. "We like to think we're all superhuman and that we can do everything ourselves," she said. "But when you're given new responsibilities on top of your old ones, you realize you have to hand a lot of your old duties over to others."

Regional Members
In order to better serve our members, we are now all regional members. If you would like to host or organize CPE, networking, or social events in your region or hometown, please contact us at 

For more information about the AWSCPA's new regional structure, click here.
2015 MOVE Project Released
The Accounting MOVE Project is an annual survey of leading Financial and Accounting Firms to determine the state of women in the industry. The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women's career success:

M- Money: fair pay practices;
O- Opportunity: advancement and leadership development;
V- Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers; and
E- Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership

Click here to read more the new 2015 MOVE Project Report. 
In Memoriam

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