Chartered Accountants Women Committee

Introduction

Accounting Profession is becoming the most preferred career choice globally for women & girls. In Pakistan there are only 8 % Women Chartered Accountants which is well below the regional standards of 22 % in India & 30% in Sri Lanka. Currently female students are 20% which depicts an increase of 2% since 2017.

The CA Women’s Committee is a Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (the Institute) for enhancing the role of women in the CA profession, to ensure enabling work environment, take capacity building measures for professional development and to promote leadership positions for CA Women across the country.

The Committee’s core objectives are centered towards achievement of the Institute’s gender specific strategic goals 2017-21 to overcome lack of diversity in intake including gender diversity. The Committee aims to play a pivotal role in policy making initiatives with specific focus on achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) for gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030. The Committee will increase its outreach to the South Asian Region and to adopt best practices and learn from each other’s experiences.