Role models are crucial in Chartered Accountancy, especially for young Black people, according to student focus group research conducted by ICAEW. Three Black chartered accountants tell their inspirational stories and give their tips for excelling in the profession.
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Everyone should have an equal chance to seize an opportunity; this requires supporting some people differently to others.
Ensuring the chartered accountancy profession is diverse and inclusive is a key part of ICAEW’s 10-year strategy.
ICAEW is among leading firms in the accountancy sector who have joined an initiative committed to transforming the horizons of young Black professionals in the UK.
1 March 2021: Mental health speaker Nick Elston shares his experience of living with and overcoming Imposter Syndrome on stage and outlines what chartered accountants can learn from this.
17 December 2020: ICAEW has become the first professional body to sign up to a new City Charter which calls for more representation of Black professionals at senior levels.
19 October 2020: EY’s Shaun Scantlebury discusses his work to support diversity and inclusion, his career milestone of becoming a partner this year and his views on actions firms can take to increase black representation at a senior level.
23 October 2020: The Reynolds are something of an accountancy dynasty stretching back to the 1950s. They talk about their stellar careers in England and Jamaica, and the prejudices they encountered and overcame.
30 September 2020: In the wake of recent global unrest, this year’s Black History Month takes on a new resonance. ICAEW Chief Executive Michael Izza outlines the challenges accountancy faces regarding representation and how ICAEW intends to drive change.
10 September: Writing for ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty, consultant Sonya Dreizler covers different ways we can think and recognise our privilege to better promote diversity in the workplace.