Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School


Program or Major


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Md Safayat Hossain


This honors thesis examines the significance that female auditors have in shaping the public accounting profession. The study investigates the impact of female auditors on various aspects of the profession, including quality, profitability, and risk. By conducting a comprehensive literature review and analyzing gathered data, this research explores the factors that contribute to the influence of female auditors and the implications for the profession.

The findings highlight that female auditors do in fact impact the public accounting profession positively. Moreover, the data revealed that gender-diverse audit teams enhance audit quality and firm profitability. Client relationships are also positively influenced, as female auditors often attract both more and financially stable clients.

Overall, this thesis contributes to the understanding of the impact of female auditors on the public accounting profession and provides insights for firms to strive for greater gender diversity.

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Accounting Commons