Racism in the profession is real — here's how to build diversity

June 12, 2020

By Iralma Pozo, Accounting Today

Becoming a CPA is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. I wish I could say racism is not something I have encountered in my career, but I can't. What can a Gen-X, Afro-Latina, Dominican-American CPA who has worn many hats share about how accounting professionals can contribute to social economic justice, equity and diversifying the profession? I have always been taught that social responsibility is part of being a CPA and leader. I am not here to lecture anyone on becoming an anti-racist or an ally. I am here to share with you how accounting professionals can make their contribution to being the change they want to see in the world.

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