About Us / Our Leadership
The Alliance of Black Women Accountants is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the retention, empowerment, support and mentoring of women of color in the accounting profession. A cornerstone of our mission is partnering with youth, religious, educational, and other organizations to educate females about the accounting profession while providing access to resources such as scholarships and internships.

Since our inception, the ladies of A.B.W.A. have participated in college and high school career fairs and presented at events with the goal of building awareness about the profession. Being on the frontline at these events has allowed us to engage directly with students becoming role models, while showing them that with an accounting education they can succeed.

In 2019 we launched a formal mentoring program focused on college students and young professionals. Leveraging the experience of seasoned professionals, we aim to equip our protégées with the practical insights needed to navigate and succeed in the profession. While still in its infancy, key objectives include assistance with passing the CPA examination, insights on setting goals as well as developing leadership and effective communication skills.

A.B.W.A also provides a forum where our members network and support each other in various other ways. This includes but is not limited to sharing knowledge on technical accounting and tax issues and providing business and career referrals. Indeed, we are dedicated to each other’s success ensuring that we fill the gap in the profession and provide opportunities for each other.

Board of Directors

Rosemarie P. Brown, CPA, MBA, MBT
Principal at Soren McAdam LLP

Vice President
Kathy A. Johnson, CPA, CFF, CGMA, MBA
Owner at CPA Forensics Plus, Inc.

Corresponding Secretary
Marjorie L. McPike, CPA
Supervisor at Soren McAdam LLP

Recording Secretary
Abimbola Famuyiwa, CPA
Corporate Controller

Nefertiti U. Long, MBA
Chief Operating Officer at Alta Loma Enterprises

Sonia M. Prendergast-Carroll, MBA
Finance and Admin Director

Kaiesha R. Davidson
Financial Accountant

Virgadean Richmond, CPA
Managing Consultant at Eide Bailly LLP