Diversity

Sponsorship-Barrier to Exit for Talent

Jayne is a woman with ten years of experience in public accounting.    She is certified and versatile in multiple areas of practice in which she might contribute now and in the future.  She has deep community roots in the major metropolitan area in which she works and she has shown great promise in promoting the…

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The Concept of Privilege

Recently in working with a group of senior leaders in an accounting firm, one of the baby boomer white males said to me:  “I have learned in my journey of understanding regarding diversity in our profession that I was born on third base, yet all my life I have thought I hit a triple”. This…

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The Myths of Diversity & Inclusion

Every day there is more conversation about diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession.  The AICPA formed the National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion[1]  to begin looking at ethnic diversity which is only one aspect of diversity.  The AICPA has also had a focus on gender diversity for over thirty years which continues with the…

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Retaining & Developing Diverse Talent

Jane is a minority with ten years of experience in public accounting. She is certified and versatile in the areas of practice in which she might contribute now and in the future.  She has deep community roots in the major metropolitan area in which she works and she has shown great promise in promoting the…

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Stop Talking Diversity; Start Acting

Diversity is something that we have been commiserating about for a many years as it pertains to gender, age, and race – areas that are protected under federal law.  Our firm leaders often go to seminars, read articles and if we are asked, we engage in a conversation about how we wish our industry was…

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