Women's Leadership


The Women’s Leadership Committee strives to promote growth, advancement and recognition of women in accounting through professional development, mentoring and recognition through the Women to Watch awards.

Some of the approaches we use to accomplish this goal are:

  • Develop and host the Women in Leadership Summit as part of the FICPA Mega Conference that provides practical information and enhances leadership skills for development and growth.
  • Present the Women to Watch Awards (Nominations are now open - submit a nomination now and view past Recipients) at the Women’s Leadership Summit.
  • Develop and enhance the website resources for women’s initiatives.
Women in Leadership Committee Members


Mariem Talavera - Chair

Lena G. Combs - Vice Chair

Debra Kelly - Staff Representative

Lydia C. Desnoyers - Director

Brandi Adams - Member

Tavara K. Andrews - Member

Bonnie A. Boyer - Member

Veronica G. Brown - Member

Meagan G. Camp - Member

Sheena R. Cisneros - Member

Marianela Collado - Member

Karuna H. Daryanani - Member

Laura S. Feinberg - Member

Rebecca J. Garbrick - Member

Corey R. Gaynes - Member

Francina M. Holloway - Member

Elizabeth Jackson - Member

Tarsha R. Jacobs - Member

Kimberly A. Juda - Member

Jennifer K. Keller - Member

Uschi M. Macero - Member

Lois A. Margolin - Member

Beatriz Martin - Member

Jennifer A. Messal - Member

Dana D. Powell - Member

Francine L. Ramaglia - Member

Arlene Ravalo-Jao - Member

Sharon L. Roma - Member

Savannah Snow - Member

Barbara B. Strasdas - Member

Alex Welsh - Member

Stacey L. Wood - Member