November 20, 2015
Quinnipiac Magazine Interviews Ann Arpino, Tax & Business Services Director, in "Follow the Female Business Leader" article.
By Kevin Sirois
As a director of tax and business services at Marcum LLP in New Haven, Ann (Martino) Arpino '84 helps clients successfully manage their businesses. As an accounting professional with 30-plus years of experience, Arpino enjoys helping women successfully manage their careers. She visited the Mount Carmel Campus in October to participate in a panel discussion on leadership tailored to female students and hosted by Quinnipiac's Center for Women & Business.
Q: What are the main challenges facing women in business?
A: Our career paths are not always understood. Women may have the same goals and interests as their male counterparts; however, if a woman is getting married or raising a family, it may be assumed by others that she would like to change her career path or slow it down. I think that people think men are on the career path 100 percent of the time. So, one piece of advice that I would definitely give women: Communicate what you want your career to be. Don't assume people know—it's not always implied. You need to tell managementwhat your intentions are and let your actions speak for you. Walk the walk, and talk the talk.