F&D’s Women Business Leadership web series will explore topics of interest to women business leaders seeking to accelerate business growth
July 27, 2016. Frazier & Deeter today announced the launch of a web series that will provide women business owners and women considering launching a business with information designed to help them grow their business. This series will expand upon the firm’s Women Business Leadership program, which began in 2010, to offer content that is readily accessible on demand, in addition to live events.
According to the National Women’s Business Council there are over 9 million businesses owned by women in the United States, and the number of women-owned businesses increased by more than 26% between 2008 and 2012. According to a 2014 study published by Womenable, women-owned businesses added 274,000 jobs between 2007 and 2014, while employment at men-owned and equally owned businesses declined during the same time period.
“Women have been starting businesses in record numbers in recent years, and one of the goals of our women’s business leadership program is to help these entrepreneurs thrive,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter.
“Frazier & Deeter’s women’s program has always had a focus on supporting women-led business,” noted LeighAnn Costley, Tax Partner with Frazier & Deeter and one of the leaders of the firm’s Women Business Leadership program. “Expanding our Women Business Leadership event series to the web is a logical extension that enables us to provide information and support to business owners who may not be able to otherwise participate because of their location or time constraints.”
The first webcast, “LaunchPad2X: Developing Women Entrepreneurs” features Bernie Dixon, the founder of LaunchPad2X, along with Diana Keough of ShareWIKand Anna Ruth Williams of AR|PR. This webcast focuses on LaunchPad2X, an educational program for women focused on transitioning female leaders from founder to CEO. Keough and Williams are graduates of the LaunchPad2X program.
LaunchPad2X is currently accepting applications for its 2016 class, which will begin in September.
“We’re delighted to have LaunchPad2X be the focus of the inaugural event in this web series,” said Bernie Dixon, founder of LaunchPad2X. “This series will bring information to women entrepreneurs that is more than nice to know; it is information that can be pivotal in the growth of their businesses.”
Upcoming topics for the web series include becoming a certified woman-owned business and working with investors.
Frazier & Deeter was recently named one of the Top 10 Best Public Accounting Firms in the U.S. for Women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA). The firm was also recognized for Leadership Equity, based on strong representation of women among partners and principals as part of the same report.
About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services to help clients reach their unique financial goals.
Frazier & Deeter has been named one of the 2015 top Accounting Firms to Work For, the 56th largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a Best of the Best CPA firm by INSIDE Public Accounting nine times and in 2016 was named a Top Ten Firm for Women by The MOVE project.