AGNES Vacca became a partner at KPMG despite having to overcome several personal and professional hurdles. She joined the accounting firm PKF in 2002, where she set herself the goal of reaching partner in five years. Mrs Vacca did achieve this goal and became the first female partner in the firm’s 50-year history. In 2010 Mrs Vacca received and accepted an offer to become partner at KPMG, one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Mrs Vacca is actively involved in the Zonta Club of Perth, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of the status of women worldwide. She is currently the chair and administrator of the club’s University Education Award. Mrs Vacca is also the company director and secretary of Radio Lollipop Australia, a charity that serves hospitalised children.