The Big Picture

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The Ohio Society of CPAs believes that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace yields better business decisions and makes our organizations stronger. That’s why we’re dedicating leadership, time and resources toward being a DE&I influencer in Ohio. We are helping organizations create strategic plans to move DE&I from theory to action and measure intended outcomes as we go.

If you have questions regarding the DE&I arena, please reach out to Margaret D. Finley, OSCPA's diversity, equity and inclusion strategist at mfinley@ohiocpa.com. Learn more about Margaret here.



 

Diversity and Inclusion: Crossing Bridges Series

Our Commitment

OSCPA models inclusion and embraces the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of those with whom we work and exist to serve. To advance the state of business in Ohio, OSCPA is working to redefine the path to the accounting profession, increase the diversity of its workforce, and encourage organizations to implement strategies for enhancing inclusiveness in the workplace. We also seek to advance the DE&I mindset within the profession and the businesses it serves by creating a safe space for such conversations and strategies to flourish and grow. 

OSCPA is providing DE&I leadership where it is needed in The Ohio Society's governance, membership, operations and programs, with a goal to deliver culturally effective service and value to all members and stakeholders who look to us for leadership and support.



Commitment to Action

Learn about OSCPA's commitment to ending racism and enhancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

DE&I Initiatives 

Latest Diversity, Equity + Inclusion News:

  • Apr 15, 2021

    PODCAST: What it’s like to manage a diverse and international team

    Managing a diverse team successfully requires a willingness to listen and learn, and not being afraid to ask questions, says one firm managing partner.
  • Apr 08, 2021

    Crossing Bridges Series returns with compelling conversations on taboo topics

    Sex, religion and politics: these are three of the topics we’re typically told not to discuss at work. And yet, they are important for organizations to address to ensure the culture they are building is one where people feel welcome and comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to the workplace. These topics are among the ones OSCPA will cover in its 2021 Crossing Bridges Series 2.0 - Essential Conversations.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    Women’s History Month: Celebrating Anna Stare, Ohio’s first woman CPA

    Anna D. Stare, Ohio’s first female CPA, thrived as a business owner and active participant in the community. The Newark, Ohio native was the first woman to pass the CPA exam and become licensed in the state. She received licensure in 1923, after which she opened her own accounting business.