What it was like to be a female CPA in the 1970s

Hosted by Courtney Vien

The 1970s were a very different time for the accounting profession. Tax returns were sent out to a computerized tax return service for processing, most CPAs wore suits to the office, and firms employed very few female accountants. In this episode, four women CPAs look back at that time, and share their funny, inspiring, and eye-opening stories about what it was like to be a pioneering female CPA.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • What CPA firm culture was like during the 1970s
  • What has and hasn’t changed in terms of technology, dress codes, and attitudes towards gender
  • What happens when parenthood and career collide during busy season
  • What varied career paths are open to CPAs
  • Advice from seasoned CPAs to women starting out in the profession

Play the episode below: