March 11th 2014, —Gracie Clark, Manager at Smith Marion and Company, will be speaking at the HerWorld leadership conference on March 11th at DeVrey University in Pomona. Through speaking and interactive workshops HerWorld conferences, encourage thousands of girls each year to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The program partners with businesses to prepare high school girls for college and while giving them the confidence to pursue their career ambitions.

Clark will be speaking on career opportunities in accounting, encouraging girls to stay in school and to pursue a higher education while, they are young. Pete Wesch, Partner at Smith Marion & says, “We are excited to see Gracie take the time to inspire young girls. Gracie is a great asset to Smith Marion & Co. and continues to excel through opportunities such as this.”

Gracie has worked for Smith Marion and Co since May 2005. In January 2014 Clark graduated from the CalCPA Leadership Institute. She received her Bachelor of Science – Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 2005 from California State University, San Bernardino. Gracie prepares corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns; she also provides accounting assistance and QuickBooks support to small and medium sized businesses.