Diversity Section Research Workshops/Webinars

Webinars

2021 AAA Annual Meeting, Presidential Scholar, Jennifer Joe, University of Delaware
“Be the Thought Leaders”


Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, 2021 – Workshop 2
Issues in Accounting Education
Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Accounting Education

Webinars

2021 AAA Annual Meeting, Presidential Scholar, Jennifer Joe, University of Delaware
“Be the Thought Leaders”


Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, 2021 – Workshop 2
Issues in Accounting Education
Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Accounting Education

 

   

A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Dear Diversity Section Members:

It was not my intent to start a letter to the section this way, but this announcement does fit in with the theme. Barbee Oakes has retired from the AAA to concentrate on her health. I ask that you send healing thoughts/wishes/prayers her way. In an unretirement, she joined as Chief Diversity Officer at the AAA. In her short time at AAA, she has brought a welcome light along with tremendous experience and expertise.

The tool she developed in the DEIB Certificate places much of that expertise into a series of modules that I encourage you not to merely view passively and earn the certificate, but to embrace and use as a tool for starting conversations among your colleagues. You may ask (and I have already been asked/challenged), “Why do I need a DEIB certificate?” As Diversity Section members, we think about these issues more than most already. However, I am struck by the words of Billy Williams, KPMG Houston Partner and DEI Leader who spoke at the joint Diversty/TLC Midyear in October, when he said, “Nobody is a diversity expert.” So, while you may not need it, I guarantee you will learn something from it.

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