Meet the Nominees of the Kansas Society of CPA's 2018 'Women to Watch' Awards

Meet the Nominees of the Kansas Society of CPA's 2018 'Women to Watch' Awards

They are Inspirational Leaders.
They make the Accounting Profession Brighter!
They Embody the CPA Designation Through Their Virtue, Wisdom, and Drive. 

Congratulations to these outstanding women leaders who have been nominated for a 'Women to Watch' Award from the Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA), in partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)! 

Trina Swart Harmon
Trina M. Swart Harmon, CPA
Emerging Leader Nominee
Shareholder at Sabala, Harmon & Case CPAs, P.A.
Wichita, Kansas
Graduate of Fort Hays State University (BBA & MBA) 

“You can’t reach the top without having the guidance and support of others. I have been fortunate to have leaders in my career help get me to where I am today, and now I am getting to serve in that role to help others get to where they want to be both professionally and personally.” – Trina M. Swart Harmon, CPA

Amanda Huffman
Amanda Huffman, CPA
Emerging Leader Nominee
Senior Associate at K•Coe Isom, LLP
Wichita, Kansas
Graduate of Fort Hays State University (BBA) & Wichita State University (M.Acc.) 

Throughout my career, I’ve had strong women role models to follow. Their wonderful examples of what it takes to be a strong woman in leadership is powerful. I believe the opportunities for women in our profession are unlimited and I look forward to helping contribute to the continued development of my generation and the next generation of young leaders.” – Amanda Huffman, CPA

Susan Day
Susan Day, CPA, CGMA
Experienced Leader Nominee
Principal at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd.
WaKeeney, Kansas
Graduate of Fort Hays State University (BBA) 

Being a female leader in the accounting profession affords me the ability to see the challenges and opportunities of today from a unique perspective. This perspective is critical to continue to have a seat at the table - now more than ever. – Susan Day, CPA, CGMA

Angela Malley
Angela Malley, CPA, CGMA
Experienced Leader Nominee
Senior Manager, Tax Accounting at Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Wichita, Kansas
Graduate of Wichita State University (BBA) 

As a female, being an effective leader in the accounting profession demands a heightened level of grace and poise. Balancing the many commitments in your life to not just be competitive, but to move up in the workplace means continuously weaving between the strategic and the tactical.  What I have found is that women have an incredible toolbox of skills including nurture and empathy that can be unique in good leaders.  Embracing some of these tendencies really contributes to being able to consistently display behavior that younger women coming into the profession can look up to.” – Angela Malley, CPA, CGMA

Amanda Walker
Amanda R. Walker, JD, CPA
Experienced Leader Nominee
Partner at Bever Dye LC, Attorneys at Law
Wichita, Kansas
Graduate of Wichita State University (BBA & M.Acc.) & Washburn University School of Law (Juris Doctorate)

“I have found that the women in accounting are the best at promoting other women. I have had wonderful female mentors in the profession along the way that have unselfishly given their time to help guide me.” – Amanda R. Walker, JD, CPA

The KSCPA and AICPA sponsor the ‘Women to Watch’ Award program which honors outstanding women in the profession. The ‘Women to Watch’ award highlights the accomplishments of women in the profession and demonstrates to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach. The awards are given in two categories:
Emerging Leaders and Experienced Leaders. Emerging Leaders are those women who are up-and-coming stars in their organizations, while Experienced Leaders are those who have established their roles as leaders in their organizations by advancing to the highest levels of management or ownership, and by mentoring those following in their footsteps.

KSCPA and AICPA will be awarding two of these outstanding women accounting professionals (an Emerging Female Leader and an Experienced Female Leader), while honoring all nominees at a celebration at KC Wine Co. on Friday, October 19! Interested in showcasing your support for these inspirational leaders? 2018 'Wine Barrel of Fun' Sponsorships are available!

See who’s won these distinguished awards in recent years. 

Thank you to our nominees - you shine in the accounting profession and we look forward to showcasing your accomplishments and contributions to the Society, others around you, and the accounting profession! 

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