member spotlight: burr pilger & mayer
As Bay Area Council member Burr Pilger & Mayer (BPM) enters its 30th year as one of California’s largest accounting and consulting firms, Public Accounting Report’s May 16 issue applauds the firm for taking action to ensure a reliable pipeline for success through its forward-looking Women’s Initiative Now! (WIN) program. BPM CEO and Bay Area Council Boardmember Jim Wallace discusses the program’s goals of:
— Ensuring a culture that enhances the retention and recruitment of women employees;
— Enhancing personal development at different stages of women’s careers; and,
— Increasing awareness of women’s success.
Through a new series of workshops, they will provide additional support, one-on-one mentoring and best practices for female managers and partners seeking to adjust communication and sales tactics to get results. Of the 41 partners at BPM, women make up 24 percent, and women hold 31 percent of leadership positions. BPM is firmly committed to continuing to increase women partners, women in leadership roles, and convert career advocacy to business development opportunities. The firm is recognized as one of the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and American Women’s Society of CPAs and was recently ranked as the number one firm “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, by Accounting Today.