Formed in September 2010, Grassi & Co.’s Women’s Initiative’s goal is to utilize the group’s diverse experience to develop, promote and retain the firms’ female talent. Additionally, the group creates a supportive, encouraging and strong women-based network within Grassi & Co., motivating and supporting both professional development and work-life balance. The group also focuses on promoting growth and visibility within the firm, and organizes and offers presentations for women within and outside of the firm.
The Women’s Initiative hosts seminars and networking events to further strengthen and diversify the Grassi & Co. team. A noteworthy event was a professional development seminar lead by communications and presentation expert Robyn Hatcher entitled “Express to Impress.” Over 25 members of the firm attended the event. The goal of the event was to assist the staff with their presentation skills with a focus on physical behavior and body language. The group also held a Health & Wellness Fair to educate the firm on healthy living habits. Other events include a women’s business development and networking dinner partnered with a local law firm. In addition to firm-wide events, the Women’s Initiative also has programs geared toward developing networking and development skills, as well as business etiquette and branding.
Some members of the group already have accomplishments to be proud of and are setting a great example for younger women in the firm to aspire to. Geri Gregor, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Consulting and the Construction Practice Leader at Grassi & Co., was chosen as one of the Queens Courier and Queens Business’ Top Women In Business.
Ms. Gregor, along with Lori A. Crawbuck, CPA, CCIFP, Audit Manager, and Krishna Grego CPA, CCIFP, Audit Manager, were all recognized by the Women Builders Council for their contributions to the construction industry.
As the group evolves, we will continue to update our contacts and friends on developments, programs and news related to the Grassi & Co.’s Women’s Initiative. We are very excited about the potential of this group and its effect on women succeeding in public accounting and in leadership roles.