Why You? Why Now?
OL115-17 | On Demand | Update | Self-Study
Although women account for about 50% of new CPAs entering the workforce, their ranks in leadership continue to lag. Why aren’t women taking their deserved seat at the table? AICPA Chairman Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, will share her personal leadership journey, which was propelled by powerful mentors. She’ll highlight the importance of mentorship, as well as other strategies to advance women and leverage their skills and insights to continue evolving the profession.
This video was recorded at the 2017 Women's Career Summit.
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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, is Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' Board of Directors.
Ellison-Taylor has a lengthy history of volunteering for the profession, including serving as a member of the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee as well as the AICPA Board of Directors where she served as a member of the Audit and Finance committees. Ellison-Taylor also worked with the Benevolent Fund, and has served as a Council representative.
She is a past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs, and has served on many of its committees, including the New Young Professional Network and Tomorrow's CPA.
Ellison-Taylor is currently the Global Accounting Strategy Director for the Financial and Professional Services Industries for Oracle America, a leader in cloud solutions and enterprise technology. In this capacity, she provides insight to help drive innovation in this important domain, particularly as the computing paradigm shifts to Cloud and SaaS.
Previously, she served as the Global Practice team leader for Health and Human Services, working with teams worldwide where she developed and executed strategies on Cloud, Big Data, Security, Fraud Prevention/Detection, Customer Experience, and Modernization. Prior to Oracle, Kimberly worked in leadership roles at numerous other major companies and organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Motorola; KPMG; and Prince George's County Government, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer.
Ellison-Taylor received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University and Master's of Science in Information Technology and a Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.Back to Facilitators