Nomination Criteria

The Colorado Society of CPAs, in partnership with the American Institute of CPAs and its Women’s Initiative Committee, are looking for women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that have enabled them to become leaders in the profession. Individuals may submit more than one nomination (separate forms, please), and may also nominate themselves.

Awards will be given in two categories, Leaders of Note and Emerging Leaders, as defined below. It should be noted that evidence of every item listed is not required for consideration, but nominees should have made significant contributions in at least two of the criteria listed below.

Leaders of Note
Defined as one who has advanced to a higher level or leadership position within an organization. Titles include, but are not limited to, partner, owner, elected official or appointee, executive, etc.

1. Authorship of articles
2. Major or unique contribution to the profession
3. Public and/or community service
4. Mentoring other professionals*
5. Improvement to the workplace
*More heavily weighted than other criteria

Emerging Leaders
Defined as a professional who has made a significant contribution to the profession and her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement.

1. Public and/or community service
2. Demonstration of leadership
3. Contribution to the profession
4. Creation and implementation of unique initiative(s)
5. Involvement with alma mater or other local colleges and universities.

Please provide supporting documentation as evidence as accomplishments. This may include letters of recommendation from supervisors, peers, students, community organizations, etc. Resumes are not required, but are strongly recommended.

Deadline for submitting nominations will soon be announced for the 2018 Awards. Winners will be selected by the Women to Watch Awards Committee and recognized at the 2018 Women to Watch Awards event.

Questions?
For more information about the nominations process, membership status, requirements, or nomination categories, contact Terry Cervi with the COCPA at 303-741-8610, (800) 523-9082, ext. 110 or by email at terry@cocpa.org.
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