Baltimore, Md. – Ellin & Tucker, the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that Aileen Eskildsen, CPA, director and professional development coordinator, served as one of four panelists at the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) 2015 Women to Watch & Men Who Get It Awards on September 18th, 2015 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.
The four panelists shared their success stories, anecdotes and professional journeys with young accounting professionals from all levels of experience in order to empower and inspire the future generations of female leaders.
Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Women to Watch Award highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession in one of two categories: “Emerging Leaders” and “Experienced Leaders.” The award is meant to serve as a starting point for the MACPA board-appointed Women’s and Diversity Initiative Task Force, which will spark conversations about issues and provide resources for member firms and companies. Eskildsen was selected as a panelist for the 2015 awards after winning the Emerging Leader award in 2014. The Men Who Get It awards are given to those men who actively support women in the workplace and know that a diverse and inclusive workforce makes good business sense.
Eskildsen’s interest in promoting females in the workplace extends beyond the accounting profession. She is also an active member of Network2000, a Baltimore-based, invitation-only organization dedicated to championing and promoting the advancement of women within their chosen fields;
A graduate of Towson University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, Eskildsen established and created the role of professional development coordinator at Ellin & Tucker, which oversees the career development of the firm’s professionals. She also oversees the firm’s recruiting committee, which focuses on recruiting accounting professionals from area universities. Additionally, Eskildsen serves on the accounting advisory boards at both Towson University and Loyola University and she helped form and actively participates in The Legacy School’s board of trustees.