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July 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


(established under cap 531 of the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)




DATE: 11TH TO 13TH JULY 2018



The Constitution of Kenya (2010) seeks to proactively generate greater gender parity in the Public Service. Article 27 states in part:

Every person is equal before the law. Women and men have the right to equal protection, including the right to equal  opportunities in political, economics, cultural and social spheres.”

Over seven years after the promulgation of the new Constitution, we are still grappling with gender parity both in public and private sector.  What and where is the contest? What does it take to increase your chances of having a future in the organization and not being just another face in the crowd?  How do you make a difference at work, and ensure your efforts are noticed and recognized?  What is unique about you?

Research demonstrates that integrating leadership into one’s core identity is particularly challenging for women.  Women who must establish credibility in a culture that is deeply conflicted about whether, when and how they should exercise authority.  Practices that equate leadership with behaviours considered more common in men suggest women are simply not cut out to be leaders.

To address these questions and many more related concerns, ICPAK has organized this conference themed “Together We Can Impact”.  This is an annual gathering that brings together over 200 lady delegates to discuss salient issues affecting them, build strategies and tactics for greater ownership and increase accountability while gaining more visibility.

Focus will be on the following sub-themes:

1.0  Women Leadership Vs Firm Performance.

Corporate governance literature argues that board diversity is positively related to firm performance. This session examines the relationship in the case of women in top executive jobs, and their impact on the firm performance, even after controlling for numerous characteristics of the firm and direction of causality. Case studies.

2.0  Board Effectiveness: The Question of Quotas

This session will look into ways of making affirmative action work and propose strategies that will help us look beyond legislation.

 3.0  Elating the Next Generation Women – Making the accountancy profession attractive to the next generation

As you climb the corporate ladder it’s incredibly important to remember to throw down a rope. This is especially true for women leaders. Increasingly women recognize that the days of fighting for the one available executive role are behind us. Rather, women helping women, is a responsibility not a choice. Why must women help other women succeed? What responsibility do we each have in making a difference for those who follow us? How can women leaders provide organizational and personal support?

4.0  Leading Millennials

As Millennials increasingly populate the job market, global workplaces are changing dramatically. It’s not just about how Millennials spend their time—attached to their cellphones, checking friends’ Instagram photos, and chatting about what they’ve seen on YouTube. It’s also about their mindset. Millennials tend to have specific expectations, attitudes, and behavioral styles that are different from those of Baby Boomers and Generation X. And these characteristics can pose challenges and opportunities for some of their direct reports. Workplace leaders need to understand what makes Millennials different and implement strategies to help them succeed

5.0  Branding: Becoming Visible

Highly successful women do not leave things to chance. They build networks, leverage their connections, and go after what they want. This frame of mind highlights the importance of self-branding, which is essential to climb the corporate ladder. Take charge of your personal brand and start thinking more creatively and strategically about yourself and your abilities.

6.0  Planning and Forecasting – Expense Management / Budgeting

Here, we shall examine expenditure vis a vis value for money; citing the relevant accounting standards as they relate to the accountancy profession.

7.0  Strategic Skills for 21st Century Accountants

Strategy is important to propel you forward, but how can you shift focus in your organization to become more strategic? Define “strategic” and discuss ways to move your organization in that direction.

8.0  Empowering the African women: Gender is the agenda

It is unarguable that while African women have long been regarded as the backbone of African societies, by and large gender parity is still a lofty dream across the continent. Many champions of women’s rights say the battle is far from won. While governments across the continent recognize the need to give women equal access to opportunities and services, and to this end have adopted gender policies like the AU Protocol on Women’s Rights, also known as the Maputo Protocol, alongside initiatives like the African Women’s Decade, to create an environment that enables the empowerment of women, Sub-Saharan Africa still has the lowest proportion of countries with gender parity, according to UNICEF. The policies are there but implementation has proved challenging over the years. This session will scrutinize what it takes to empower women and why?

9.0  Ethical Dilemmas Every Professional Faces

Ethics deals with human beings only.  It is only humans who have freedom of choices. Ethics is a normative science, normative is judging the situation, analyzing the facts, weighing the consequences in terms of an idea and taking judgment.  The judgments are taken many times based on what the bent result should be. Basically, ethics deals with human conducts.

This session will focus on:

  • Ascertaining the devastation that ethical misconduct can bring upon an organization, the performance, the leadership qualities and values.
  • Examining the fact that adherence to code of ethics and statutory provision for code of conduct will reduce significantly or not the incidence of ethical misconduct.
  • Recommend some antidote that can enhance good leadership performance and strict adherence to code of ethics and conduct which will bring about confidence and reliance on professionalism and professional values

10.0  Achieving your personal effectiveness index; Creating Positive Change

A daunting task for most leaders is to reduce or neutralize threats to organizational stability resulting from dependency on both internal and external environment. To curb this, leaders should enable people to collectively manage and negotiate the outcome of such dependency. How then do you get people to work towards this common vision? Where is the link between personal and organizational effectiveness?

Making it your culture and begin making it work for your organization

Target Audience:

CEO, Directors and Women in Boards, Finance Managers, Women Business leaders and Entrepreneurs, top, senior and middle lady managers in both private and public sector, National & County Government, Ministries, mentors, upcoming entrepreneurs,and Audit Firms.

Financial Commitment

Seminar charges for The 2nd National Lady Accountants Conference are as follows:

Details Early Bird Rate

(Booking and Payment received 26th June 2018

Regular Booking

(Booking and payment received after 26th June 2018

Associate Members Kshs 47, 950 per Delegate Kshs 52, 950 per Delegate
Full Members Kshs. 59,950 per Delegate Kshs. 64,950 per Delegate
Non Member Kshs. 69,950 per Delegate Kshs. 74,950 per Delegate
International Delegates 650 USDs 750 USDs

 These charges cover conference fees, writing material and meals during the conference. The conference package includes cocktail and gala dinner.

CPD Credit20 Hours.


Conference participants will get opportunities to network and share experiences both in the formal sessions as well as interact with their peers during the welcome cocktail scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, 11th July 2018 and gala dinner on Thursday, 12th July.    On the afternoon of 13th July, conference participants will engage in CSR and outdoor team activities.


The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (


Kindly note that booking for the Conference is available only online at and will close on 6th July at 12:00 Noon. Payment by Mpesa, Bankers Cheque, Bank Transfer, MasterCard, Senator and Visa Card is acceptable. Deadline: Friday 6th  July 2018.


All cancellations must be notified in writing addressed to CPA Makokha Wanjala. At no time are telephonic cancellations sufficient. Cancellations received on or before 6th July 2018 shall be eligible for full refund less 15% administrative fee. No refund shall be made for any cancellation received after 6th July 2018. The Institute’s liability in the event of conference cancellation will be limited to a refund of the conference fee less administrative fee.

For more information or enquiries please call Tel: +254 (0) 20 2304226, 2304227 Mobile: +254 (0) 727 531006 / 733 856262 / 0721 469796/ 721469169, email to / visit www.icpak.comFor event Exhibition and Sponsorship, please get in touch with Raphael Nguli on the above lines or email.

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July 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am
July 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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