W.o.m.e.n. in America


Hillary Hansen

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Ernst & Young LLP
New York
New York
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Hillary Hansen is a partner and CPA at one of the world’s largest public accounting firms, Ernst & Young, where she has been working the in the financial services sector for over 25 years. She serves many global and diverse banking and capital market institutions. She is involved in many aspects of the business from being the lead audit partner on numerous accounts to counseling, mentoring, recruiting, performance management and many other activities within her career. She is the lead Financial Services Partner for the recruiting efforts at the University at Albany.

Her greatest passion, besides her family, is the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in the workplace. She is the former Professional Women’s Network leader for the tristate area of EY and has been the diversity representative on many performance roundtables. She is a mentor both formally and informally to numerous rising women stars both inside EY and beyond.

She grew up in upstate NY with her parents and her younger brother where she came to love math and eventually studied accounting at the University of Albany. She met her husband of 18 years within the accounting program who was also a graduate of ’93 where they both obtained a BS in Accounting.

She works a full time schedule by telecommuting 2 days a week which enables her to balance a robust working environment with family activities. She is very involved in her children’s activities and community where she is the treasurer of her Home Owners Association, the President of the local youth Ski Racing Team, the Vice President of the youth lacrosse league which she started along with her husband, and was her daughter’s youth cheer coach.

Hillary is also very involved in numerous philanthropic activities where she actively participates in various fundraisers for children’s groups and local charities. She has done the Avon 40 mile breast cancer walk four times where she personally raised over $100k. She has opened her home to over 600 holiday sightseers for a local hospital’s fundraising efforts which raised over $75k.

You will find Hillary in Warwick NY in Orange County or her lake house in the Thousand Islands, upstate NY, with her husband Scott and their three children: Matthew 18, Christopher 16 and Hallie 12. She loves to spend time doing various fun activities with her family namely skiing, both water and snow, running, fishing, boating, reading, bee keeping, gardening, watching movies and playing with their animals, 2 dogs and a cat.

She is very excited to join W.O.M.E.N. In America to continue the journey of advancement of women executives with more amazing women.
Hillary Hansen