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Tanzanian female accountants launch professional body

Tanzanian female accountants have launched the Tanzania Association of Women Accountants (TAWCA) to promote the interests of women certified public accountants through networking, education, leadership and economic activities.

The establishment of TAWCA is an initiative of the Tanzanian National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) and will support women and young girls who aspire to become certified accountants to enrol in accountancy profession courses offered by NBAA.

TAWCA chairperson Bahati Geuzye told local media that raising awareness of accounting profession among Tanzanian women, the association will strive to promote culture change that breaks career glass ceiling and promoting ethical values for members with the main focus on learning from recent events and influence improvement of corporate governance.

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