Diversity and inclusion are key to future proofing our profession as well as our ABV and CFF specializations. As discussed in our last episode, a pathway towards a more inclusive workforce requires building a pipeline not only to the CPA but also to the specializations, with a focus on recruitment and retention. But what can institutions do to attract, retain and advance talent as it comes through the pipeline? Resources and programs such as unconscious bias training, mentorship/sponsorship programs and business resource groups can be used to help raise awareness, make connections and create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
Bradley Preber, Rumbi Petrozzello and Kirstine Connors discuss ways to attract, retain and advance diversity and inclusion in the CFF and ABV specializations.
In this episode, they discuss:
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge
Unconscious Bias Training
Attraction, Retention and Advancement
Women’s Sponsorship and Mentorship Program
How to Expand the Program to other groups