A commitment to attracting, retaining, and advancing the women who work with us is critical to being a high-performance business and supports our broad commitment to being an inclusive and diverse workplace. As more women pursue careers in the finance and accounting industry, Tate & Tryon has created several unique programs to support women and their professional goals, including:
Women’s Initiative Network
We recognize that in the public accounting profession, a need exists to extend additional support to women so they can advance to senior level positions. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants reports that in recent years, more than 50% of accounting graduates are female; yet less than 20% of partners are female. Tate & Tryon has an excellent group of female professionals with high talent and potential. In addition to human resources policies supportive of women, Tate & Tryon has also formed a Women’s Initiative Network discussion group. This provides support and mentorship for the Firm’s female professionals, enabling them to achieve a satisfying career that is defined by their own vision of success. The group meets quarterly for lunch and discusses topics such as mentoring, barriers to advancement, flexible schedules, and alternative advancement opportunities within the Firm.
Women Leaders in Nonprofit Finance
Women Leaders in Nonprofit Finance is a roundtable event series created by Tate & Tryon to provide a space for women in executive finance positions at nonprofit organizations to make personal connections with one another so that they can learn from and support each other.
The group meets twice a year and focuses on discussing topics related to how women achieve success in executive level positions at nonprofit organizations. Susan Colladay, a partner in the firm’s audit practice who also helped to form the Firm’s internal WIN group, moderates the discussions.