Whitney Fossum, CPA
I had been involved in many organizations in the past, but I didn’t want to just join on a whim; I wanted to feel as though I fit in, as though I found my niche. PWA was it. Above the standard networking that most organizations offer, PWA also offers:
- Comfort: Sometimes getting pushed into a room full of men can be overwhelming and to an extent, boring. Who wants to talk about last night’s football game when you can talk about last night’s shopping spree? There are so many variations of women in PWA, but everyone treats each other as equals; it’s a level playing field.
- Challenges: I want to walk out of meeting feeling as though I learned something. PWA does this.
- Opportunities: Not only can PWA offer an extended network of referral sources, it also allows me opportunities to give back. PWA is a strong supporter of Lydia’s House, so I know my money is well-spent. In addition, members can give back by joining the Board. Currently, I’m serving as the 2011-2012 Treasurer. As a CPA, what better way to serve PWA than by giving my time and my talents to the organization.
Professional Women's Alliance - St. Louis
Accountant & External Auditor
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