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CPA Voice: Varied life experiences create a stronger team

Written on Apr 13, 2023

Diversity initiatives are essential within all organizations, and it is important that everyone understands how they can get involved. 

“Some folks believe that diversity initiatives aren’t for them,” writes Kaela Sosa in the March/April issue of CPA Voice. “They think diversity only includes inherent traits such as race, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”  

These common misconceptions can be detrimental to personal and workplace growth. Diversity is not one-dimensional and both inherent and acquired diversity are important drivers of business success, says Sosa. 

“Acquired traits like education, veteran status, socioeconomic class, places lived, and age are also dimensions of diversity,” she writes. “And eventually, all of us will assume one or more of these identities. Diversity really does include everyone.” 

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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