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Women Partners Help Transform CPA Firm Culture

12.15.2015 | Crain's New York Business

(Jennifer Prosperino on how a flexible schedule increases efficency. Excerpt from the article)

... Jennifer Prosperino, a principal specializing in personal wealth and business management at Berdon LLP, a 375-person firm with offices in Manhattan and Jericho, N.Y., recalls having young children while being the only female partner at a five-partner firm earlier in her career. "They expect you to be the male in your relationship," she said. "You're lucky if you find a firm that believes you can be a successful businessperson and run a household at the same time."

Prosperino, who has an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old, required a flexible schedule, and decided to find a firm that would allow it but still keep her on a career track. "I'm part-time, I work three days a week, two from home, which is perfect," she said."

Prosperino said her flexible schedule makes her work more efficiently. "I don't waste time," she said. "When I'm in the office, I'm not walking around."