January 09, 2017
Principal Heather Bearfield, chair of Marcum’s Women’s Initiative, was interviewed by Long Island Business News for an article about the advancement of women in the accounting profession.
By Bernadette Starzee
"We came up with the idea for a formal program about two years ago as we saw a lot of women leaving for personal reasons – and many of them were rock stars as far as professional services were concerned," said Heather Bearfield, the partner who chairs the Women's Initiative at Marcum, which has large operations in Melville. "We wanted to figure out how we could retain them, and we came up with the idea for the Women’s Initiative and rolled it out nationally."