EAA Diversity Roundtable “Gender in the Accounting Profession”

Organizer: 
EAA Virtual Activities Committee
Dates: 
September 22, 2021
Location: 
Online
Category: 
Target Group: 
Event Language: 
English

 

After the success of the Diversity Roundtable Conversation at the EAA Virtual Congress, the EAA Virtual Activities Committee is delighted to host another event on “Gender in the Accounting Profession”, which will take place on Zoom, on September 22, 2021 at 4.00pm CEST. Registration is now open here.

Despite their important role in the profession, women accountants still face significant challenges and little has been done to improve gender equity. The low presence of women in senior leadership roles (‘glass ceiling’) and the difficulties accounting firms face to retain women are key indicators that accounting is still a gendered profession in many contexts.

After many years of research on practicing supporting women accountants and substantial human and financial investments, questions remain around how differences between men and women accountants still persist. We also observe little acknowledgement of gender diverse people working in accounting.

Join Kathryn Haynes and Andrea Romi, experts from academia and practice, as they delve into this topic, drawing on their own fascinating experience and research into gender and accounting. Irma Malafronte will facilitate this fascinating conversation and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.