TYSONS CORNER, Va. (December 12, 2013) – Baker Tilly Partner Raina Rose Tagle was honored by the Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA) as one of three 2013 Women to Watch Award recipients. Rose Tagle, who leads Baker Tilly’s Risk and Internal Audit Services and Higher Education practices, was recognized in the Experienced Leader category, which celebrates women who have “made notable contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations and the development of women CPAs as leaders.”
This year’s Women to Watch awards are the first for the GWSCPA, which launched the program to “recognize women who exemplify the business case for female leadership in firms and industry.” Awards were presented in three categories: Community, Emerging, and Experienced.
“I’m honored to be among such an esteemed group of women and grateful for GWSCPA’s role in highlighting the contributions of female CPAs,” shared Rose Tagle. “Continuing to grow women in leadership roles will be critically important to the continued advancement of the profession.”
Commented Ed Offterdinger, Baker Tilly Executive Managing Partner, “Raina is very deserving of this honor. Her enthusiasm, dedication, and contributions to her profession, her clients, her team, and the community are an inspiration to all.”
In addition to Rose Tagle’s recognition, Theresa Bower, Senior Manager in Baker Tilly’s Tax and Assurance practice was honored with a nomination in the Emerging Leaders category.
The nominations reflect Baker Tilly’s commitment to the advancement of women, exemplified by the firm’s Growth and Retention of Women (GROW) initiative. GROW was designed to significantly enhance the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement of women by providing internal and external opportunities to network, share information, acquire skills, and develop rewarding professional relationships. Rose Tagle actively serves on Baker Tilly’s firm wide GROW task force.
Women to Watch recipients were honored at an awards luncheon in October at the JW Marriott in Washington DC.
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