Studies show that a diverse workforce is a more productive, more profitable one. Establishing a strong diversity and inclusion program takes time, effort, and, above all, commitment from top leadership. Use these guidelines when structuring a D&I program.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Focusing on strengths and communicating effectively can help CPAs lead during challenging times, says Kim Griffin-Hunter, CPA.
The AICPA's 2020 PCPS George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship & Internship Program provided scholarships and internships to five ethnic minority accounting students who intend to pursue CPA certification.
Investors are looking for actions that back up statements about equity.
Building on a commitment to diversity with efforts to promote inclusion can make a difference in the accounting profession, according to panelists at the AICPA’s fall Council.
Women, particularly Black women and other women of color, are a rare sight in executive leadership. A panel discussion at ENGAGE explores why and how to change it.
The culture of a workplace, be that in a company or an accounting firm, determines how employees and customers are treated, says Stephanie Creary. To assess how racism is a factor requires open, frank conversations and leaders willing to listen and learn what they probably didn’t know.
CPAs have an opportunity to improve their workplaces and communities amid a racial justice movement that began in response to police killings of Black and African Americans.
Women are more likely to succeed if they have role models, are able to find sponsors, and receive opportunities for training and high-profile assignments. Panelists at ENGAGE 2020 also discussed how barriers to advancement are intensified for women of color.
A surge in passion on issues of racial justice, diversity and inclusion has led to opportunities for CPAs to lead meaningful change. Members of the AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion share best practices for CPAs who are eager to support change.