News Related to Diversity & Inclusion

  • The Millennial Myth: Developing Your Best Employees

    MICPA Holds Education Seminar to Develop the Next Generation Workers
  • Program Inspires Minority Students to Become CPAs

    You could say that Julius Green, CPA, JD, is the inspiration behind the Inspire Future CPAs program hosted by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA). Amid increasing focus on diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession, the Inspire program focuses on an early introduction to accounting for middle school and high school students, mainly at minority and inner-city schools.
  • How Experience and Need for Diversity Grew a Vibrant CPA Firm

    The absence of minority-owned CPA firms in Boston prompted the recent creation of a new practice, an emerging firm that also aims to be a haven to help African Americans become accountants.
  • Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers

    In the ideal meeting, all attendees participate, contributing diverse points of view and thinking together to reach new insights. But few meetings live up to this ideal, in large part because not everyone is able to effectively contribute. We recently asked employees at a large global bank a question: “When you have a contribution to make in a meeting, how often are you able to do so?” Only 35% said they felt able to make a contribution all the time.
  • From the Frontlines: Meet Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA

    Full disclosure: All through my years in school, I was known as a teacher’s pet. Some kids may have been discouraged by this status, but it didn’t bother me. I had my heart set on a career—at the ripe old age of 8—and that was to become a CPA.
  • Slow Progress Bridging America's Economic Divide

    Members of the House Financial Services Committee demand to know what the nation's central bank is doing to close a widening economic divide that has split the country along racial and ethnic lines. Over the next five days, CNBC will offer TV and digital stories as part its "Bridging The Divide" series, an in-depth look at economic inequality and some promising, if isolated, examples of progress in closing it.
  • IRS Proposes Clearer Tax Rules for Same-Sex Married Couples

    More than two years after the US Supreme Court, inUnited States v.Windsor, struck down the section of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits same-sex marriages, the IRS and the US Treasury Department released new proposed regulations clarifying the federal tax rules for married couples.
  • Dispelling 4 myths that shroud diversity and inclusion

    Four stubborn myths have clouded some of the discussion of diversity and inclusion in accounting, Rich Caturano said Tuesday in a speech to the AICPA governing Council. While progress has been made in recent years, those common misconceptions are keeping some firms stuck in neutral when it comes to diversity.
  • The Secret to Retaining a Diverse Workforce

    It doesn’t matter how many positions you fill if you can’t retain the people.
  • Millennials have a Different Definition of Diversity and Inclusion

    When it comes to defining diversity and inclusion at work, the generation gap between boomers, gen-Xers, and millennials is more like a growing trench, according to a new study from Deloitte and the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI).