Being President, being myself

Denise Bovaird (Bovaird Partners, Auckland, New Zealand)

Pacific Accounting Review

ISSN: 0114-0582

Publication date: 18 July 2008



This paper aims to recount the author's career trajectory to date, and the choices, challenges and opportunities she has faced along the way.


This paper is an autobiography.


The central message is that “you don't have to be one of the blokes to succeed”.


The paper presents candid reflections on negotiating the gendered world of professional accounting.



Bovaird, D. (2008), "Being President, being myself", Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 107-110.



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