Earlier this month, Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP hosted a meet-and-greet with some of the young women who are being mentored through the Moxxie Mentoring Foundation.
Over the course of the evening, Mercedes Sanchez and Margaret Daniel, both accounting students at SUNY Old Westbury, listened to professional and personal experiences from the perspectives of women in the business world by REM partners Gigi Boudreaux and Christina Labita and matrimonial attorney Andrea B. Friedman. The young women also had the opportunity to tour REM's Long Island office, hosted by tax professionals Monica Lala and Michelle Greco. This was followed by a roundtable discussion over dinner.
Ms. Sanchez, a mother of four, juggles parenting with work and school. Ms. Daniel works a full-time bookkeeping job while studying for her master’s degree. Their roundtable conversation ranged from technical questions about taking CPA exams to concerns about balancing work and family.
"It’s a rewarding experience to be able to share our own personal experiences with these talented young women who have bright futures ahead of them," said Ms. Labita. "Accounting will provide them with many opportunities to explore."
REM is pleased to be able to facilitate these discussions in partnership with Moxxie as part of our continuing outreach to young women in accounting.