SEATTLE, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation's leading accounting and consulting organizations, today announced that Spokane Partner Amy Roberts has been selected to serve as one of five judges who will help select the recipient of this year's prestigious Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year award (the Nellie), presented by Seattle's Women Business Owners (WBO) organization.
"I am honored to be selected as a judge for this year's Nellie Cashman Award," said Roberts. "I've had the benefit of being mentored by a successful woman partner at BDO for several years and really understand the importance of being a champion for mentoring, coaching and sponsorship to help develop and support women leaders in business."
The Nellie recognizes female entrepreneurs in Western Washington who have made an outstanding contribution to the status of women business owners through their leadership in business and the community. Candidates are judged based on their entrepreneurial and community spirit, ethics, financial management skill and the difficulty and risk they have endured to achieve success.
"This is a great partnership," said Roberts. "BDO is committed to helping professional women at all levels to be successful and drive their success as leaders within the communities which they serve."
Since 2010, BDO has been consistently ranked as one of Working Mothers' 100 Best Companies. BDO has also been named a Top 50 Company for executive women as recognized by the National Association of Female Executives and received the When Work Works award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,408 offices in 154 countries.
BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit: www.bdo.com.
For more information about WBO and the Nellie Award, visit www.womenbusinessowners.org
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