The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) announced that more than 350 professionals recently attended its Women’s Leadership Forum in Chicago, May 10, which focused on the theme “Power Up.”
Keynote speaker Kim Simios, EY Chicago OMP, discussed “how attendees can power up by projecting confidence authentically, owning their careers, widening their networks, evaluating their communications, and realizing their purpose in order to reach the next level of performance,” ICPAS reported.
At the event, the ICPAS honored the 2019 Women to Watch Award winners. Receiving the Experienced Leader Award were: Rebekuh Eley, senior manager at Chicago-based RSM US (FY17 net revenue of $2.1 billion), and Kristen Fitzpatrick, managing principal at Miller Cooper & Co., which has offices in Chicago and Deerfield, Ill. Receiving the Emerging Leader Award were: Julia Haried, an audit and assurance professional at Deloitte and co-founder of MakerGirl, and Charlene Rhinehart, managing director of CEO Unlimited, a consulting firm that provides accounting and business development services, and founder and editor-in-chief of Wealthy Women Daily.