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:

  • Sep 17, 2020

    Crossing Bridges: Identifying your ordinary privilege

    As humans, we all have a level of bias, and the first step to overcoming this bias is recognizing it, said Qiana Williams, vice president of culture, engagement and inclusion and chief diversity and inclusion officer at OhioHealth.
  • Sep 17, 2020

    OSCPA member recognized by Jewish Federation of Cleveland

    Young accountants are often encouraged to get involved in their communities to develop business contacts. But Keith Libman, CPA, recommends young CPAs choose an organization significant for them.
  • Sep 10, 2020

    How to recognize and neutralize bias

    Your own unconscious bias can be hard to spot, but one diversity, equity & inclusion expert said it’s helpful to think about whether everyone you’re around looks like you, talks like you and comes from the same background.