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Women's Initiative

Through a program called RISE, our staff members enjoy an abundance of career support.

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Our women's initiative is called RISE because we believe in providing our staff with resources that inspire success and empowerment.
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What Is RISE?

We know that our firm succeeds because of our people. That's why we invest so much in our staff. RISE promotes the success and development of staff members through innovative leadership training, increased access to female role models and more opportunities to network with local business leaders.

Who Can Participate?

Participation is voluntary for Gross Mendelsohn's professional staff members. Some RISE programs are more suitable for less experienced staff, while others are geared toward managers and seasoned employees.

Who Benefits From RISE?

While RISE was initially developed to address challenges like work life balance and workplace flexibility, which have traditionally affected more women than men, times have changed. Many of our male staff members participate in and benefit from RISE programs.
In fact, a formal sponsorship program for both men and women developed out of RISE. The firm's sponsorship program provides a structured career path toward partnership for managers and principals who want to be a partner at the firm. This program helps our people develop and finetune the skills and attributes needed to be a partner.

Some Past RISE Events

Rise & Shine Panel Discussion & Networking

Springing Up New Marketing Strategies & Goals

Summer Happy Hour

The RISE program is just one example of the firm’s commitment to its people. I feel supported in achieving my career goals and have opportunities that will allow me to advance within the firm.”

— Lisa Johnson, CPA | Partner


The RISE program helps build a stronger and more inclusive firm — one that attracts and retains both female and male leaders.

— Richard Wolf, CPA | Partner


Sound like the kind of place you'd like to work?