Date of Award
School of Business
The public accounting industry was described for many years as the most difficult of all the fields or a woman to break into. Today, female accountants have made significant inroads in a traditionally male-dominated profession. While institutional barriers including informal networks and resistance to organizational changes have thwarted advancement, personal factors such as confidence and family considerations have also influenced the advancement of women's careers. This research project shows that women in public accounting are nearing parity with their male counterparts due to governmentl efforts, accounting firm initiatives, and individuals' determination to attain upper management postions.
Fouche, Laury, "A Pilot Study on Gender Disparities in the Accounting Profession: Overcoming the Disproportionate Workplace" (2013). Honors Theses. 60.
Accounting., Women accountants, Women in the professions