8:30–9:30 A.M. General Session
Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, Oracle
Weaving together stories of women who have learned to live authentic lives by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it, Kimberly Ellison Taylor, CPA, will kick off the INCPAS’ first ever Women’s Leadership Conference by offering tools to improve resiliency and create new opportunities. She ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the profession with strong women in positions of leadership.
9:30–9:45 A.M. Break
It's time to stretch and get a coffee refill.
9:45–11 A.M. General Session
Panel Discussion: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling
Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, Oracle; Melanie King, CPA, The Hagerman Group; Lisa Tressler, CPA, RBSK Partners PC; Moderator: Sherry Davis, CPA, Eli Lilly & Co.
Female accounting professionals will discuss hot topics that affect women in the profession. Each panelist will bring their own perspectives and thoughts from different backgrounds in the industry. Learn from your colleagues about how they navigate a career, family and self. They will also discussion how important it is to maintain networks and relationships while moving through your career.
11–11:15 A.M. Break
11:15 A.M.–12:20 P.M. General Session
Championing Workplace Diversity
Sherry Davis, CPA, Eli Lilly & Co.
Eli Lilly has diversity and inclusion in their top 3 strategic initiatives, not because it’s a ‘good thing to do’ but because they believe they will perform better as a company. Learn how important allies are to change and how we all need to be the voice in the room.