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.