Black History Month
ICAEW celebrates Black History Month throughout October. We speak to black members about their experiences in the profession, as well as highlight the role of black members in the history of chartered accountancy.
This month-long commemoration promotes and reflects upon the diverse histories of Britons of African and Caribbean descent, and their achievements and contributions to our social, political and economic development. It has taken place in the UK every year since 1987.
As in previous years, we will be flying the Pan-African UNIA flag outside Chartered Accountants’ Hall.
Behind the red, black and green
The flag was created in 1920 with the support of Marcus Garvey, founder of the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association), who stated that "every race has a flag but the black”. He continued, “show me the race or the nation without a flag, and I will show you a race of people without any pride”.
In conversation with black ICAEW members
During the following weeks of October we will be featuring videos showcasing some of our most inspirational black ICAEW members. This is an opportunity to hear some of their experiences and insights on issues such as leadership, skills and intersectionality in the profession.
These issues will be discussed in an online summit on Monday 26 October 2020, focusing on the future of black leadership.