Women to Watch: The Leading Ladies of RSM US LLP

RSM's culture is ripe for women’s professional development


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Women to Watch: RSM US LLP

This article is part of a special advertising section on Colorado's women in business. Women in Colorado are making an impact in every industry, enterprise and workplace role imaginable. They are CEOs, startup founders, strategists and irreplaceable employees who not only are instrumental in their own organization’s success; through their daily actions and achievements, they set a precedent of possibilities for the next generation of women in business to build upon. Each article profiles the person behind the business and organization that a Colorado woman has helped build or nurture.


Meet the leading ladies of the leading firm serving middle market companies in Colorado, and around the world.

It’s a story of tremendous growth. With 250-plus colleagues today, RSM has grown tenfold locally in a dozen years. As the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses, globally, the RSM team credits its staggering Colorado growth story to an entrepreneurial, innovative and caring culture, ripe for women’s professional development.

And it’s just getting started. RSM’s STAR (Stewardship. Teamwork. Advancement. Retention.) women’s network is actively promoting advancement of women leaders. The STAR network is connects RSM's employees that are interested in women's work issues. The group gives members access to mentorship, sponsorship, forums for collaboration, community service and specialized training. 

In addition, the firm’s Denver-based Technology Experience Center (TEC) is driving RSM’s commitment to collaborative innovation for its clients and people. TEC enables RSM's clients to experience and interact with a number of emerging technologies including business intelligence, application development, cloud computing, blockchain, 3D printing, internet of things, artificial intelligence and more. 

The intersection of TEC and STAR in Colorado is a winning combination, sure to enhance RSM’s transformative growth for years to come.

PICTURED FROM THE LEFT: Katie McBreen, Colorado human resources leader; Shannon Tolsma, tax manager; Debby Smith, national technology principal and STAR lead – DTC; Kathy Healey, audit partner; Leila Shamas, Colorado marketing leader; Liz Williams, Colorado real estate practice leader and STAR lead – Denver; Patty Taylor, regional technology practice leader; Lena Chhay, technology senior consultant and RSM Innovation challenge champion; Kelly Charlton, technology strategy and operations manager. 

(This sponsored content was provided by RSM US LLP.)

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