A Women in Accounting workshop was successfully hosted by the Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA) today at the Heritage Park Hotel and attended by professional accounting women in both the private and pubic sector.

The workshop theme: “Progressing and Supporting Professional Accounting Women in Decision-Making Positions” was conducted purposely to facilitate discussions with professional women in accounting and finance roles to gain insights into the challenges they face in their roles. Discussions also focused on the support that they believe will enhance their careers and leadership skills in the profession.

ISIA CEO, Pamela Naesol-Alamu, in her opening remarks thanked the Australian Government for their ongoing support to the Institute and specifically for the financial support in progressing this initiative which was launched in 2020. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to create a pool of highly competent qualified women accountants who can effectively contribute to high-level decision-making processes in senior management roles and board of director roles. “

Anecdotal evidence has shown that women representation in these high-level positions is very low, and our current membership data has indicated that very few women actually made it to CPA level, and this is something we would like to see more women achieve going forward”. The information collected from the workshop will aid ISIA to develop a more strategic approach to continue to support and develop women accountants further progress their careers