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   Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants – 100 Years of Women in the Profession
Barbara Boyle, our Diversity Champion has been researching the history of women in our Society, and has created an outstanding rendition of the story of our six female Presidents.
 M ay 2020 marked a pivotal moment in ICAEW’s historical advancement of access to the profession – 100
years since the admittance of the first female member, Mary Harris Smith.
Mary joined ICAEW following the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in December 1919. This Act was a significant step forward for women entering a range of professions as it stipulated that:
“A person shall not be disqualified by sex
or marriage from the exercise of any public function, or from being appointed to or holding any civil or judicial post or from entering or assuming or carrying on any civil profession or vocation”
SUMMARY TABLE OF RESPONSES
ICAEW has produced a short booklet setting out the history of leading female figures within the profession. Please see on line version e-booklet
In addition, ICAEW has collated a number of female members’ stories of their career.
See link to institute website Stories
As 2020 is both the 100 year anniversary of the first female member to be admitted to ICAEW and is the sesquicentennial of the formation of Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants, we wanted to capture the stories of female Presidents of Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants.
Liverpool has had six female presidents compared with three at national level. We liaised with five of them to obtain their stories and insights of being female in what was once a male dominated profession. On this occasion we did not contact Barbara Appleton who was the first female president in 1995. However, Colin Appleton had contributed to Chartered One for the celebratory sesquicentennial edition, see link here https://www.chartered-one.co.uk/ archive/special-issue/mobile/index.html , reference page 28.
The table below provides an overview of key information. As can be seen by the relevant dates, it reflects the social history of female progression through the profession
              Name
Training Contract - Year Started
Training Contract - Name of Firm
Training Contract – Female to Male Ratio
         Anne Morris
Harmood Banner, merged with Deloitte & Co. (Liverpool)
Now PWC
2 : 15
      Marion Hodgkiss
1974
Coopers & Lybrand (Liverpool) Now PWC
2 :4
2002
            Eileen Quinn
1981
Arthur Young (Manchester) Now EY
50 : 50
2007
      Carol McLachlan
1986
Arthur Young
(London with transfer to Liverpool) Now EY
50 : 50
2018
            Jan McArd (nee McDermott)
2003
McEwan Wallace (Birkenhead)
50:50
(one trainee every few years)
2010
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Presidential Year
   Barbara Appleton
Harmood Banner
1995
       1973
1997














































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