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  • Autism Awareness Month

    Apr 14, 2021

  • Neurodiversity offers huge pool of untapped finance talent

    Apr 14, 2021

    Candidates with cognitive differences can help finance teams solve complex problems involving competition and risk. To embrace neurodiversity, companies should avoid stereotypes, remove structural barriers such as unneeded assessments and interviews and allow for flexible work policies. FM (3/22)

  • Strategies to support Asian American workers

    Apr 14, 2021

    Training can help companies counteract bias against Asian American and Pacific Islander employees. Bystander training can teach workers to de-escalate hostility directed toward their colleagues by clients, and internal training can address inappropriate behavior within a company. Society for Human Resource Management (tiered subscription model) (3/23)

  • How companies can help women return to the workforce

    Apr 14, 2021

    The loss of women in the workforce during the pandemic could have far-reaching effects for businesses and lead to less diversity in leadership styles. Companies can alleviate these challenges and help women return to the workforce by reviewing their training and development efforts and recognizing the change fatigue that so many people are experiencing. Knowledge@Wharton (3/30)

  • KPMG publishes goals, metrics for diversity efforts

    Apr 14, 2021

    KPMG US has published a report on its diversity, equity and inclusion statistics and plans for the coming years. KPMG's Accelerate 2025 initiative sets goals to increase the percentage of people from underrepresented groups in leadership positions and in its workforce as a whole. Accounting Today (free registration) (3/17)

  • Boards need members from multiple generations

    Apr 14, 2021

    Companies benefit from diversity in their board membership, and that extends to age. A multigenerational viewpoint can add diversity of thought and is crucial at a time when businesses are dealing with rapid change in technology and consumer behavior. Texas CEO Magazine (4/1)

  • 8 ways companies can cultivate diversity with intention

    Apr 14, 2021

    In addition to recognizing how diversity, equity and inclusion can aid the bottom line, organizations need to take steps to make these attributes part of their organizational DNA. This article offers eight suggestions for achieving this goal, including understanding the needs of clients, focusing on continuing education and embedding diversity strategy into all leadership teams. SmartBrief/Leadership (3/22)

  • 3 practices that do more harm than good

    Apr 14, 2021

    The vital role that diverse perspectives play in the success of businesses and organizations is clear, but some companies go about promoting diversity in counterproductive ways. Three common mistakes include viewing diversity as nothing more than a numbers game, failing to invest in the careers of employees and approaching diversity as an HR priority rather than an overall business priority. Forbes (tiered subscription model) (3/17)

  • How employee groups can improve diversity and offer insight

    Apr 14, 2021

    Companies can advance diversity and inclusion by encouraging the creation of employee resource groups and supporting the advocacy and ideas that emerge from them. These groups tend to be most effective when they are open to all and are employee-led while receiving sponsorship from executives. Chief Executive online (3/19)

  • Report: LGBTQIA accountants cite inclusion issues

    Apr 14, 2021

    Almost a third of LGBTQIA accountants said lack of inclusion had caused them to quit a job, and 60% cited bias that "negatively affects promotion." Focusing on mentorship and collaboration to create meaningful change can help address the issues uncovered by the report. Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco) (2/16)

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How to Increase the Number of Black CPAs By Frank K. Ross, CPA -Most of the accounting profession recognizes the importance of attracting more Blacks to the field and helping them pass the CPA exam. Few, unfortunately, have a good track record in getting results.

Young People Push Back Against Gender Categories By: Margot Alder- As society has become more accepting of gays, lesbians, and even transgender people, a new generation of young people is challenging those categories in favor of a more fluid understanding of gender.

Affirmative Reaction by Bill Keller - Why a Supreme Court ruling against affirmative action might be a blessing in disguise.

Census Benchmark for White Americans: More Deaths than Births by Sam Roberts - The data, recorded for the first time in at least a century, showed further evidence that white Americans will become a minority within three decades.

Same-sex couples: Celebrate, then call a CPA by Jonnelle Marte - The Supreme Court's action, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act will have an impact on financial and tax planning strategies for same-sex couples, experts say. These may be especially complicated for couples living in states that do not recognize same-sex unions.