St. Louis, - Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders) Chief Marketing Officer Donna M. Erbs was featured in a St. Louis Business Journal providing commentary on why and how companies should make women a priority.
With more than 11.6 million women-owned companies existing today, there is a huge opportunity for companies to provide resources and communities for these women. Over 10 years ago, Erbs identified this opportunity and helped start the Anders Women’s Initiative to empower women inside and outside of the firm. The initiative provides programs internally to offer mentorship, flexibility in the workplace and multiple paths for career advancement for women at the firm. Externally, the Women’s Initiative has built a community by hosting and sponsoring women’s events, providing resources and opportunities to network, volunteer and develop business with other women, and offering specialized accounting and advisory services to help women grow their businesses.
Erbs explains, “Whether it’s a formalized women’s initiative, a shift in corporate culture, or a structured business development plan, firms that are able to leverage this emerging pool of wealth and power will gain market value, market share, and highly profitable relationships that could be passed down for generations to come.”
Anders has over 200 partners and staff members, and approximately $32 million in revenue. For more than 50 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented companies, organizations and individuals. The firm also specializes in valuation, forensics, technology and financial services. Anders is a member firm of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), one of the largest international associations of independent accounting firms. For more information on Anders, visit anderscpa.com and follow on us Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram: @AndersCPA.