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CPA Voice: The value of unapologetic authenticity

Written on Feb 2, 2023
Every action you take is significant, even if it might not feel like it. An action that you take, or the way you present yourself, might inspire someone else no matter how big or small it might seem to you.  


“[An LGBTQIA+ staff member] told me she felt a huge sense of relief once she saw my Pride bracelet during an onboarding session that I facilitated,” writes Sergio Rodriguez, CPA, in the January/February issue of CPA Voice. “Seeing me as an ‘out’ leader and being open about my life and involvement with our LGBTQIA+ group made her feel like she found a place where she could belong authentically.” 

Coming out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community was difficult for Rodriquez to do initially, but ever since doing so, he has been able to witness firsthand the importance of owning your identity.  

“This has been the most rewarding part of committing to being authentic — being able to show others they can be proud of what makes them unique,” he writes. “That just by being themselves, they are enough; and above all, that they can belong.” 

Did you know that reading CPA Voice can help you satisfy your CPE requirement? No matter your location or the time of day – and even when your internet is on the fritz – you can gain CPE credit with each issue.       
Every edition includes a 12-question self-assessment exam covering content from that issue. Receive a grade of 75% or higher and you’ll earn one hour of CPE credit in specialized knowledge.           
Best of all, you can take the exam when and where it’s convenient for you. Exams are available online – and may be completed for CPE – through the same month of the following year.          

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