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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion is one of the VSCPA's core organizational values as we strive to foster an environment that respects and reflects a diversity of people, cultures and perspectives. The evidence is clear that businesses with diverse talent are far more innovative and achieve greater financial results, and it’s a critical focus for future relevancy of the CPA profession.

That's why the VSCPA recently signed onto CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, and also created a special Board of Directors Task Force this year to support our ongoing efforts to promote and grow diversity in the CPA profession in Virginia. Continue to visit this page for news and information, learning, resources, tools and how you can get involved in our diversity efforts as they become available!

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The VSCPA understands that committing to diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also a profitable business strategy. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A recent study found that 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component to fostering innovation. 

The business case for advancing diversity and inclusion is also clear for the accounting profession. Data from the AICPA shows that minorities represent only one in six professionals at accounting firms nationwide, yet by 2044, minorities will become the majority of the U.S. population. By increasing the CPA profession’s diversity, employers will be poised for the future by capturing the best talent to ensure organizational growth and success. 

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These initiatives and resources are just the beginning of the VSCPA's diversity and inclusion efforts through our Center for Innovation. If you are interested in getting involved with VSCPA programs or have resources to add to this page, please contact VSCPA Innovation & Leadership Director Laura Cobb.