Why Dudettes Will Save Beancounters

Without young women, baby boomer accounting firm partners can’t retire.  Guess who’s in the driver’s seat. It took us six months, dozens of interviews and a boatload of analysis to produce the 2011 Accounting MOVE Project Executive Report.  One of our sponsors, Moss Adams, recommended that this year we do a deep-dive into the implications … Continue reading

Nice Girls Get Ahead…of Themselves

 Do nice girls get ahead? Only if they manage ‘nice’ like any other skill. I once had a client who was anything but nice. I sent her a holiday gift of ready-to plant tulip bulbs with all the fixins for a longlasting living bouquet. From a ritzy florist, no less. When the box landed in … Continue reading

Why Women Quit Engineering

It’s not the work. It’s the jerks. One of my sisters-in-law was, until recently, a drive train engineer for a Big Three automaker.  The drive train is what makes your car go. This is serious quant work that operates at the intersection of physics, materials, marketing and safety. In her group of 20 drive train … Continue reading