Despite advances in gender equality, there is still work to be done. In the CPA profession, women and men develop similar skills to be successful, but their career journeys are different. Best practice women's initiatives or gender diversity programs create awareness of an uneven playing field that does not provide equal career development opportunities for all. CPA Canada promotes a work environment within the accounting profession that supports the retention, promotion and advancement of women to positions of leadership without bias, unintended or otherwise, based on gender. We provide tools, webinars and access to conferences to further women's advancement in the profession.