The San Francisco Business Times Annually Recognizes Prominent Female Leaders

Jill PappenheimerSAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 20, 2020 – BPM, one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, announced Jill Pappenheimer, HR Consulting partner, has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Jill reinforces and encourages BPM’s dedication to diversity within the Firm and the community.

This year, the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” celebrates 102 women who demonstrate leadership, achievement and influence in their industry and community.

With 30 years of Human Resources experience, Jill brings an extensive business management background to BPM’s HR Consulting practices, which gives her a unique perspective of the people function. Before BPM, Jill co-founded Options4Growth, a boutique-consulting firm that combined Human Resources consulting with cloud-based technology. Jill’s passion is to change the way organizations engage their people and the way people engage in their work.

“A diverse workplace is a stronger workplace and one that elevates opportunities for women. I feel honored to be recognized as an influential woman in 2020 alongside some amazing leaders who exemplify the value of giving women seats at the table and voices in the day-to-day decisions,” said Pappenheimer. “We are proof that women are invaluable assets, and we reinforce the importance of supporting and mentoring the next generation of women leaders.”

BPM underscores the value of recruiting and retaining women in the workforce through its Inclusion Now! (IN!) initiative, which is designed to enhance the personal development of minorities at the Firm. BPM expanded its diversity and inclusion initiative this year – from women’s initiative now! (win!) to Inclusion Now! (IN!) – to emphasize its support of all groups, including LGBTQIA+ and non-binary team members.

“At BPM, we cultivate a culture that celebrates diverse opinions and ideas, because we know it makes our Firm stronger for our community and our clients,” said Michelle Ausburn, BPM’s IN! partner chair. “Jill is an inspiring leader who shows how hard work paired with opportunity leads to success.”

Jill and the other 2020 “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” winners will be recognized in the San Francisco Business Times on May 29, and at an awards gala on October 9 in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

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About Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

The San Francisco Business Times’s annual Most Influential Women in Business publication celebrates women business leaders in real estate, law, tech, finance, healthcare and many other industries. The recognized women work in diverse fields, but all share a passion for what they do. They are leaders in their organizations and their communities.