The Big Picture


The Ohio Society of CPAs believes that a diverse 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 D+I influencer in Ohio. We are helping organizations create strategic plans to move D+I from theory to action and measure intended outcomes as we go.

If you have questions regarding the D+I arena, please reach out to Margaret Finley, OSCPA's diversity and inclusion strategist at


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 D+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 D+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.

D+I Initiatives 

D+I Services 

  • Culture Assessment
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Training (Webinars, Workshops)/Train the Trainer
  • Evaluations, Assessments and Measurements
  • D+I Maturity Curve/Sustainability Plans
  • Focus Group Facilitation (Issue-based)

Latest Diversity + Inclusion News:

  • Jul 02, 2019

    GBQ hosts office visit for STRIVE mentorship program

    GBQ’s new efforts to increase diversity and inclusion began in May with an office visit and panel discussion for OSCPA’s STRIVE mentorship program.
  • Jun 28, 2019

    Defining success for women is the first step to achieving it

    Success does not have to be elusive achievement in life, but for women facing unequal pay, childcare issues and stereotypes it can sometimes feel that way. Seeing your dreams realized is possible, but first consider how to overcome those obstacles standing in the way.
  • Jun 28, 2019

    OSCPA D&I manager appointed to Women’s Fund board

    The Ohio Society of CPA’s diversity and inclusion manager, Sierra Austin, has been nominated to The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio board, a nonprofit focused on advancing social change.