Education: A.O.S., California Culinary Academy; B.S., business administration - accounting, CSU, Sacramento.
Community involvement: California Society of Certified Public Accountants chair; Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership immediate past chair; FWA; San Francisco Professional Food Society; NAREIT.
Proudest professional accomplishment: Chair of CalCPA during our centennial year.
Advice for young women: Stay technically strong in your field, have a firm handshake and be yourself.
Strategy for success in a tough economy: Stay connected with your clients and contacts. Keep yourself healthy and know that the economy will recover.
What makes you influential: I am a role model for young women interested in an accounting career. I can make tough decisions and still laugh with the best of them.
Education: B.S., summa cum laude, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; certified public accountant
Community involvement: Sand Hill Angels, sponsoring member; Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, finance committee; AICPA, member.
Proudest professional accomplishment: Making Partner before my 30th birthday.
Advice for young women: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want or to dream big. If your company values you they will make it happen!
Strategy for success in a tough economy: Clients will never trade excellent service for the cheapest rate. Ask for an honest assessment of your performance and find a way to exceed expectations.
What makes you influential: I strive to be a role model for young woman, proving you can have a career while running marathons, taking time for family, and enjoying life.