Financial Independence Advice for Latina Equal Pay Day (Nov. 18)


AAUW’s research shows, women of every race and ethnicity experience a gender pay gap. All these groups are paid only a portion of white, non-Hispanic men’s earnings. Despite the Equal Pay Act, the gender pay gap persists; women are typically paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men — and that number has barely budged in a decade. Latinas were paid 53 percent of what non-Hispanic white men were paid in 2017.

In recognition of Latina Equal Pay Day on November 20, 2019, NSU AAUW will be hosting Professor JoAnn Ackerman who will offer advice on obtaining financial independence.

Monday, November 18, 2019
Noon- 1:00 p.m.
The Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3032
Please RSVP here

Please share the attached flyers with your respective students and colleagues.





About Professor JoAnn Ackerman:

Ms. Ackerman is former Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young in
Hackensack, NJ. During her 25-year career she has held positions
within the publishing division of Silver Burdett & Ginn (subsidiary
of Viacom) and a multi-national petrochemical company where she
traveled to Australia as a lead team member for a global software

As a Senior Finance Manager for Avaya, she created a new team whose mission was to ensure the
integrity of the company’s reported revenues.  She also Identified qualified resources within the
company to recruit and developed team roles and responsibilities based on employee skill sets, while
Ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act specifically related to the Revenue Cycle.  She also
Supported continuous process and control improvements.  Ms. Ackerman was responsible for
Identifying business-critical issues of policies in partnership with the Accounting Policy group responsible
for ensuring corporate GAAP compliance.

Ms. Ackerman is currently a lecturer for Undergraduate and Graduate accounting courses at Nova
Southeast University in Davie, FL where she teaches Accounting for Decision Makers, a core MBA course
in managerial accounting focused on developing skills needed in business for students with all
concentrations within an MBA program.  She also teaches information systems and financial accounting
courses for the Accounting undergraduate program.  She has a strong passion for personal finance and
financial independence.

Ms. Ackerman resides locally with her two children and enjoys hot yoga, spinning, reading and traveling.

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