2021 AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit

Nov 3, 2021 ‐ Nov 5, 2021


Women have more opportunities now than ever to succeed and advance in the profession. The time has come to harness these opportunities and use them to educate and elevate ourselves, our organizations, staff and other women in both our professional and personal lives.

During this year’s Summit we will engage in sessions on leadership, boardroom diversity and best practices to enhance our skills and potential of women leaders within the accounting and finance community. Across three powerful days, you will gain:

  • Recommendations and ideas of how to implement women’s initiative programs to raise awareness amongst the individuals within your firm
  • Actionable tips on how to recruit, retain and how best to reward professional women
  • Insight on mastering the balance between your work and personal life

Leave refreshed, inspired and ready for the world. Our time is now.


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This includes sessions from the conference: 2021 AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit

Sessions Included:

Protecting Your Online Image - Leverage Your Online Presence (Nov 04, 2021 10:45 AM)

Rising Athenas, Male Allies and the Power of Gender Partnership (Nov 05, 2021 10:40 AM)

What Great Male Allies and Mentors Do (Nov 04, 2021 11:50 AM)

Nine Fatal Errors Market Leaders Never Make (Nov 04, 2021 02:45 PM)

The Art of Saying No (Nov 03, 2021 04:45 PM)

Leadership is a Performance Art (Nov 04, 2021 01:40 PM)

Say Less Get More in business and in life (Nov 04, 2021 10:45 AM)

How to have Difficult and Candid Conversations at Work (Nov 04, 2021 01:40 PM)

Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions (Nov 03, 2021 04:45 PM)

Mental Health: The State of Mind and the Bottom Line (Nov 04, 2021 01:40 PM)

Gender Equity - What's In It for Me? (Nov 04, 2021 02:45 PM)

How to Lead Your Hybrid Team: A Panel Discussion (Nov 04, 2021 02:45 PM)

The Journey to the C-Suite (Nov 04, 2021 11:50 AM)

Women and The Wealth Gap (Nov 04, 2021 04:05 PM)

Inclusive Leadership (Nov 03, 2021 03:20 PM)

Amplify Your Voice (Nov 04, 2021 11:50 AM)

Stop Talking and Do Something: A Panel of Male Leaders Making a Difference (Nov 04, 2021 10:45 AM)

RSM presents Survival of the Fittest: Strategies for Standout Success (Nov 04, 2021 08:00 AM)

Standard: $299.00

Sessions

Inclusive Leadership iconInclusive Leadership

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Inclusive Leadership

Nov 3, 2021 3:20pm ‐ Nov 3, 2021 4:35pm

Identification: WOM2103

Woman can lead the away in creating a more inclusive workplace. As leaders, we must leverage the full power of diversity by honing our inclusive leadership skills. Inclusive leaders intentionally bring out the full potential of their team by empowering and valuing the unique contributions of individual employees. And inclusive work culture is key in harnessing, the innovation and productivity potential of individuals and teams



Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how to activate the behaviors and skills to be an inclusive leader
  • Identify and create personal and company goals using the traits in the Inclusive Workplace Model
  • Distinguish how to move from a passive leader to an active inclusive leader
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions

Nov 3, 2021 4:45pm ‐ Nov 3, 2021 6:00pm

Identification: WOM2106

Most leadership development focuses on a single direction within the organizational hierarchy: downstream to subordinates. While it is important to be a good boss, leadership is much more than that. The best leaders learn to lead well in all directions: upward to their superiors and across among their peers. And all leadership starts with self-leadership. This often overlooked or misunderstood leadership principle is essential to build a thriving and productive organizational culture. This topic is based on Jon's new book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions, published in April 2021.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the 2 R's of leadership and how they shape your leadership style.
  • Determine the leadership behaviors essential to lead well in all directions.
  • Distinguish how to show up as your best self and deliver your best value in every leadership situation.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

The Art of Saying No iconThe Art of Saying No

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The Art of Saying No

Nov 3, 2021 4:45pm ‐ Nov 3, 2021 6:00pm

Identification: WOM2108

The ability to say no is important inside and outside of the work environment. You should be realistic as to what you can and cannot do. Not prioritizing your time can lead to burnout, stress, depression, and resentment towards others. This interactive session will help you learn how to say no or offer alternatives, which will benefit you both personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize that it is okay to say no.
  • Identify how saying no can help you prioritize your time.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

RSM presents Survival of the Fittest: Strategies for Standout Success

Nov 4, 2021 8:00am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 8:50am

Identification: WOM21SS01

As the workforce continues to adapt and become more competitive, it is important to identify what it takes for women to become successful and stay successful in an ever-evolving environment. During this session, powerful female leaders from RSM will speak to key steps and actions an individual must take to own their career and become a standout success in their role. Join them in this honest dialogue on how performance, presence, power and persistence help us bring out the leader within us.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify ways to build your brand
  • Define strategies and key actions to take for standout success
  • Define how to effectively communicate with leaders and teammates
Panelist(s):
Category: General Session (Online)
Standard: $49.00

Say Less Get More in business and in life

Nov 4, 2021 10:45am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 11:35am

Identification: WOM2111

Negotiation can bring great value, yet women often avoid it. With good reason. They're often penalized for it. In 2001, only 7% of women negotiated their first salary. Labeled aggressive instead of assertive or, worse, the dreaded b-word, they skip the process for fear of retaliation. Are women terrible negotiators? No. In fact, just the opposite. Their trust & empathy skills make them ideal for it. Often they just need to work on the confidence & communication strategies to get what they want—without that dreaded label. Fotini Iconomopoulos shares her negotiation war stories & how she overcame gender & age discrimination to go on to be the expert that Fortune 50 executives seek her out. You'll leave with confidence & tips to tackle your next negotiation with ease.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify new skills for high-stakes conversations
  • Distinguish new motivation and confidence for negotiating successfully
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

Protecting Your Online Image - Leverage Your Online Presence

Nov 4, 2021 10:45am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 11:35am

Identification: WOM2112

Business professionals know that you are only as good as your last engagement.  When everything goes wonderfully, rave reviews, 5 stars and appreciation is enjoyed all around.  Yet on occasion a false claim, or torrid review, comes up and you are caught off guard. Your head is spinning while you read vitriol and rancor, leaving you feeling ill, at unease and unsure what to do next.  Then is not the time to figure it out.  Our session will help you to have an action plan for the worst review, we will demonstrate a virtual "go bag" of resources for managing expectations online and minimizing career crushing moments that are all to frequent.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify resources that help you monitor your name, your brand and what is important to you.
  • Identify how to get underneath the social media posts, bad reviews and ugly remarks that leap at you and push them away.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

Stop Talking and Do Something: A Panel of Male Leaders Making a Difference

Nov 4, 2021 10:45am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 11:35am

Identification: WOM2113

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify real-life examples of how male leaders can contribute to creating equity for women colleagues
  • Extend a judgement-free environment for sharing challenges experienced by male leaders in advocating for women
  • Define dialogue for having meaningful conversations with male leadership within the accounting profession
Panelist(s): Moderator(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

Amplify Your Voice iconAmplify Your Voice

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Amplify Your Voice

Nov 4, 2021 11:50am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 12:40pm

Identification: WOM2114

Join Scharrell Jackson, CEO and Founder of Leadership in Heels and Chief Operating Officer of Lendistry, for a powerful keynote presentation about pushing past fear to confidently use your authentic voice and ask for what you want. Now is the time to share your opinions, break glass ceilings, set boundaries, have a voice at the table and make a difference advocating for others.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how to elevate your leadership skills to implement in your personal and professional lives
  • Identify how to empower women in their personal and professional lives
  • Determine how to promote growth to be able to lift others up and make room for them at the table.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

The Journey to the C-Suite iconThe Journey to the C-Suite

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The Journey to the C-Suite

Nov 4, 2021 11:50am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 12:40pm

Identification: WOM2115

The journey to the C-Suite is a winding path up a mountain, with roadblocks, switchbacks and avalanches along the way (as well as the occasional gondola that zips you quickly to dizzying heights). It's definitely not a straight and narrow path up a ladder. This session will help you develop a plan to hone competencies needed to progress to and function effectively in a CXO role.

  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Self-awareness

The session is aimed at an early to mid-career audience aspiring to a C-Suite role.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify career planning strategies.
  • Determine the importance of communications and presentation skills "soft skills".
Speaker(s):
  • Pamela Steer, FCA, FCPA, CFA, President, Pamela Steer Consulting
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00

What Great Male Allies and Mentors Do

Nov 4, 2021 11:50am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 12:40pm

Identification: WOM2117

David Smith, author of Good Guys and Athena Rising, shares the the research-based evidence and elements of excellent gender-inclusive allyship and mentorship, including many best practices. Participants learn the business case for male engagement in gender equality while integrating why it is good for both men and women. Using social science evidence, he explores the possible challenges of cross-gender professional relationships. Using his research and organizational best practices, he provides the "how to" for men, women, and organizational leaders who want to be intentional, inclusive, and excellent allies, leveraging mentorship, sponsorship, and workplace partnership to create a more diverse workforce.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the benefits of allyship to the organization, women and men
  • Identify awareness of how others experience the workplace differently
  • Identify how to put allyship into action
  • Distinguish ways to be a more deliberate advocate and sponsor
Speaker(s):
  • David Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Category: Concurrent Session
Standard: $49.00