Business development is a critical requirement for anyone hoping to make partner in most CPA firms. Today, candidates can no longer simply put their head down and work hard if they expect to make it to the corner office. They have to prove they can convert networking opportunities into new business that will grow and sustain the firm. For women CPAs, many of whom are already trying to balance the demands of work and family, that challenge becomes even more daunting if their firm insists they try to generate new business through traditional networking activities. Read more at AccountingWeb.