We celebrate Loni Winkler’s promotion to Managing Director and for becoming the first women to lead our Great Lakes region tax practice. Over the past year, Loni has been recognized for her accounting acumen and ability to help companies adapt to meet pandemic challenges, earning the Techserve “Excellence in the New Normal” award and the Michigan Association of CPAs “Women to Watch Experienced Leader” award.
We celebrate Sandy O’Connell’s appointment to the board of Feed My People and chair of the Finance Committee during Women’s History Month. Sandy is a leading member of the UHY Cares Committee in the Midwest Region and has been serving her community through dedicated volunteering for over a decade. Her efforts evolved from volunteering for her sons’ school events and church ice cream socials to treasurer of the Alcohol Anonymous Twelve Step home group and fund raiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
We celebrate Stacy Farber’s appointment to the Nominating Committee of the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA). Stacy is also currently the Chairperson of the CTCPA Employee Benefit Plan Committee and a member of the Advisory Council. Stacy co-leads UHY’s Northeast Employee Benefit Plan Center of Excellence and is the Northeast service leader for UHY’s ARPA services.
We celebrate Kalya Sankaranarayanan for her work with the BWI Business Partnership’s Young Professionals Group Committee. Kalya assists in mentoring and developing programs that promote the growth and development of young professionals in the Maryland community.
We celebrate Ashley LaGrow for her service to our country and our community. Ashley served in the United States Air Force for seven years and recently rappelled down a 28 story building for charity! She is an associate board member for Make-A-Wish Georgia Atlanta Young Professionals and an active volunteer in UHY Cares Georgia.
WISE is an inclusive community of women focused on leadership, the advancement of women, and enhancing career opportunities for all. WISE facilitates its mission through three committees:
The goals of the GROW Committee include:
The Professional Development Committee will be responsible for arranging training sessions based on topics suggested by the group. We plan to have at least two internal training sessions per year. This group will also work and coordinate with the other committees, particularly the Corporate Connections Committee, to provide relevant training to the larger group.
Corporate Connections gives both women of UHY and the friends of UHY an opportunity to build external relationships with other female executives in the marketplace. WISE hosts 2 primary events per year one in the spring and one in the fall. Our spring event provides the attendees an opportunity to gain knowledge and tools to further develop and advance their careers. WISE’s fall event is more social in nature and focus’ on developing deeper relationships with the women who attend.
The benefits of attending a WISE event includes; peer association, interaction with other female professionals and learning new tools that will elevate you to the next level, either personally or professionally.