Insight magazine interviewed Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Weiner about women in accounting and how firms are helping more women advance in the profession.
By Clare Fitzgerald
As the champion of Marcum LLP’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Weiner stresses that “it’s important to honestly communicate to people who have influence what you want and ask what you have to do to get there — then make sure your actions back up what you’re asking for…” Weiner also stresses the importance of transparency in defining advancement opportunities. “If you want people to be able to climb your corporate ladder, you need to make that path clear; it shouldn’t be opaque. Marcum offers different paths to success, because things aren’t one-size-fits-all anymore,” he explains. “We work to create a safe and comfortable environment where people don’t have to feel inadequate if family responsibilities prevent them from working 80-hour weeks. There are other ways to be successful.”