Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

It's been a year since we kicked off our diversity initiative and signed the CEO Act!on for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge, and there's clearly more work to be done. 

“As we deal with the health crisis and unrest across our country, I am asking you to stand united against racism, unconscious bias, inequities, and discrimination," said Cynthia Calderon of CohnReznick, who co-chairs our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative with Shanita Booker. "We must all do our part to make our country an equitable place for all.”

As AICPA Chair Tracey Golden shared at the 2020 CTCPA Annual Meeting, "We must do better."

Our initiative works to encourage and promote diversity and inclusion within the profession and at our organizations, and is intended to provide events and programming to help engage members in meaningful discussions about diversity. 

Conversations encompass a wide array of topics, including six pillars of diversity identified by co-chairs Shanita Booker and Cynthia Calderon: Personal experiences, learning styles, education, careers, professional experiences, and talents. 

Last year we launched our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative with Deloitte’s Business Chemistry program. We joined the world in observance of Pride month and commemorated its history of empowerment and inclusion, highlighting companies' efforts in promoting Pride activities in their offices. We also partnered with Goodwin College to engage in a discussion on unconscious bias.

  
Recent activities and events


Cynthia Calderón, co-chair of the CTCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, wants to know how you're supporting Pride Month. Please share your photos and videos with us! Tag @ConnecticutCPAs or email your submissions to caitlinb@ctcpas.org.

CohnReznick Celebrates Pride Month 

Kim Nardone, CohnReznick Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Giving Back

Cynthia Calderón Speaks to College Students About Accounting Careers

RSM Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Firms on the move: CTCPA joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

PKF O'Conner Davies Plans Pride Month Breakfast

Cynthia Calderon Organizes Pride Month Ice Cream Social at CohnReznick

BlumShapiro Hosts Career Development Workshops for National Association of Black Accountants Greater Hartford Chapter

Co-Chairs: Shanita Booker and Cynthia Calderon, CohnReznick             

Have a suggestion for a future meeting or speaker? We'd love to hear it.

  Looking to foster a more diverse workplace, but not sure where to start?
 
Download the AICPA's "CEO Act!on for Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit."  
   
 

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