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Diversity Community industry press

The Library & Information Service provides a hand-picked collection of industry press articles on diversity and inclusion as a benefit of ICAEW membership.

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Data bias and diversity and inclusion

The article examines the possible effects of data bias in analytical models on the implementation by organizations and businesses of their diversity and inclusion programs. Also cited are the key role played by finance, accounting and corporate professionals in preventing the use of data bias in decision making, the data life cycle process, and ways to minimize data error or bias.

Workplace diversity and inclusion adapts in a time of protests

Finance professionals can boost diversity and inclusion and reduce bias by advocating for change within their organisations. A panel of black accounting and finance professionals discuss cultural sensitivity training, unconscious bias in the workplace and recruitment strategies to encourage diverse candidates.

Who aspires to be a partner in a public accounting firm? A study of individual characteristics and gender differences

Research identifying characteristics influencing partner aspirations in US public accounting firms, with special emphasis on factors influencing women's careers. The authors found that perceptions of flexibility and firm initiatives such as participation in mentorship programs and leadership programs have a significant positive impact on aspirations.

The power of knowing

Rebecca Pitman explains the importance of understanding unconscious bias and becoming aware of its sources. Recognising our own biases and then working to minimize their impact can help create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Social media as a means to diversity

Social media has made it easier than ever for people of diverse backgrounds to connect. It's an opportunity to find commonalities, share experiences, and appreciate new viewpoints. Tanya Thirlwall looks at how accountants can use social media hashtags to connect with others interested in the same topic.

A culture of inclusion

The article discusses the role of corporate board fostering company-wide diversity and culture of inclusion. Topics discussed include increasing board diversity; plans of board to bring younger directors for gender and ethnic diversity; and boards role to foster a diverse and inclusive culture throughout all levels of an organisation.

Diversity in accounting: Challenges and opportunities

What should accounting firms be doing to attract a more diverse talent pool? Here are a few best practices to consider as you go about planning your approach to diversity and inclusion.

Unlocking the door

Diversity and inclusion are major factors that boards need to consider in order for employees to reach their full potential

Bridging the gap: don't just say you value your female employees - show it

The article offers several tips for accounting firms to motivate female employees to be partners and principals. These tips include creating a program to make a cultural change, having a clear objective to achieve goals, and involving everyone in the women's empowerment program. It also discusses the 2018 Move Accounting Project Report which revealed that women dominate the accounting workforce, however only a small percentage are in leadership

You say you're inclusive... but would you welcome me into your team?

The article focuses on transgender people who are consistently marginalised at work and the labour market. It cites the important role human resource (HR) personnel can play in eliminating barriers to recruiting and accepting transgender people in the workplace. It presents a glossary of transgender terms, as well as the significant findings of a 2018 Stonewall survey.

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