Did you know...?

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Education & Training with KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC

Did you know Mary T. Washington Wylie was the first black woman Certified Public Accountant? After she graduated from Northwestern University in 1941 with her bachelor’s degree in business, she started an accounting firm. To honor the 75th anniversary of her becoming a CPA, Chicago declared September 30 as Mary T. Washing Wylie Day.

Comments (10)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Krystin... I did not know this, but now I do. Always love to read about accomplished, pioneering women.

Feb 14, 2020 09:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hi Krystin,

I had no idea, and I love it the coincidence that Ron is on the phone as I write this comment talking to our CPA.  She is great.  A

Feb 14, 2020 10:23 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I learned something today Krystin! She definitely broke the glass ceiling for others to follow. 

Feb 14, 2020 11:08 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I didn't know that Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE It's great that she is being recognized for such amazing accomplishment

Feb 14, 2020 11:55 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Nice first post and welcome to Active Rain.  Keep it up and follow those that follow you.  

Feb 14, 2020 01:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Krystin- I did not know that!  And she started her own accounting firm!  Quite an achievement. 

Feb 14, 2020 07:34 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Krystin.

I did not know that, but right now I'm working on the "G" area.  Hopefully when I get to the "W's" I'll remember her and write about her accomplishments

Feb 15, 2020 12:55 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Thanks for the information Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE on the life and work of Mary T. Washington Wylie.  I did not know that and happy to hear something so positive.

Feb 27, 2020 01:25 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Very interesting, and how nice that she got some recognition from the city of Chicago!

Mar 08, 2020 07:22 PM