PRLog - Dec. 5, 2012 - SHREVEPORT, La. -- Karen Johnson, Louisiana's franchisee of Brian Tracy's FocalPoint Coaching International, has been tapped by the Society of Louisiana CPAs to present two of the seven sessions in Friday's "2012 Women's Leadership Workshop" being held in Kenner, La. Other speakers include Scott Moore – Sr. Manager, College and University Initiatives – AICPA • Durham, NC, Louise Single, CPA, PhD • St. Edward’s University • Austin, TX, Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA • Traina & Associates • Baton Rouge, LA, Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA • LCPA Executive Director • Kenner, LA, Betsie Gambel • Gambel Communications • Metairie, LA and Vickie Voelker • Communications Strategist & Social Media Specialist – Gambel Communications • Metairie, LA
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Misean Reed staff member with The Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA), quoting the 2011 Trends Report, stated that 50% of all new CPAs for almost 25 years and yet they are only 21% of partners and executives. "We called it the Pipeline Myth – the idea that the primary reason that women weren’t at leadership parity with men was because they just hadn’t entered accounting as early and as often – which, given those numbers, is clearly not the case. We should be much, much closer to 50% than we are. And considering that succession planning and staff retention are perennially at the top of the Top Issues Survey, firms must address why women are leaving or stagnating or risk alienating 50% of their talent pool. So, the Women’s Initiative/Workshop attempts to make the business case for the retention and advancement of women leaders, tying what women need in order to become leaders to the kind of leaders businesses need."
The LCPA is a non-profit professional association with over 6,200+ members statewide. Established in 1911, the Society works with CPAs in public practice, industry, government, and education providing various services to its members. To sign up for the workshop go to www.lcpa.org. For more information on Karen Johnson and FocalPoint Business Coaching of Louisiana, go to www.fpcoachla.com.