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The CPA profession, more so than many others, has been extraordinarily slow in closing the race gap in our ranks (see AICPA Trends Report). The Society has prioritized diversity and inclusion efforts since we added it to our strategic plan in 2007.

Recent events have prompted even more of us as organizations and individuals to evaluate our roles in society and how we can incorporate additional diversity and inclusion efforts into our plans.

If you don't know where to start or are looking to turn awareness into action, below you will find several resources on diversity and inclusion you can use now.



INCPAS Scholars Program

Learn more about this career awareness and mentoring program for underrepresented high school students. Through a wide array of monthly career and college-prep events, Indiana students gain important skills for their future and establish long-lasting relationships with respected CPAs in Indiana.

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Black CPA Centennial
With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of John W. Cromwell, Jr. becoming the first Black CPA, a national awareness campaign was developed to recognize Cromwell’s landmark achievement. Activities include a series of articles and videos that bring to life and preserve the inspiring stories of success against the odds of some of the most prominent and trailblazing Black accountants.

Inclusive Leadership
Past AICPA Chair Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, shares her perspective and thoughts on inclusive leadership in the CPA profession.

Harvard Implicit Bias Test
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report.

PCPS Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit
A guide to set your organizations priorities for increasing diversity and building a culture of inclusion.

Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model
Assess your organizations progress in diversity and inclusion.

2021 Trends Report
The AICPA Trends Report identifies key trends in U.S. accounting enrollments and graduates, as well as hiring in the public accounting sector, and provides select information about CPA Exam candidates. This year’s Trends report provides statistical projections and respondent expectations based upon university responses for the 2019–20 academic year and firm responses for the 2020 calendar year.

Diversifying Global Accounting Talent: Actionable Solutions for Progress (Report)
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), CalCPA (California Society of CPAs), and IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) commenced a journey to empirically assess the current state of DE&I within the global accounting profession.





Diversity Symposium
October 13–14  |  AICPA

Diversity & Inclusion Webcast Archive
On-Demand  |  AICPA

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for All Learning Path
On-Demand  |  LinkedIn  |  7 courses




Take the CEO Pledge or I ACT ON Pledge
These pledges aim to rally the community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Profession Profiles
CPAs work in all areas of business — by sharing your story, you can help students (future CPAs) see the variety of career opportunities that are possible. Share your career path and lessons learned in this quick survey.

Support the Society's diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the INCPAS Scholars program.



Indiana CPA Society Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Indiana CPA Society represents nearly 7,000 members from multiple races, cultures, creeds, ethnicities, genders, identities and ages. As such, the Society denounces all forms of racism, discrimination and intolerance. Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our core values, and we expect our staff, leaders and members to act inclusively in their everyday interactions.

Our commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the accounting profession is a key component of our ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of current and future members.