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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MOCPA believes that a diverse CPA profession is a better CPA profession. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that one in three residents is a minority. By 2044, minorities will become the majority of the U.S. population.  MOCPA is taking efforts to ensure representation in its membership and in the profession as it expands to better reflect and serve the world as it is now.

Not only will advances in diversity increase the talent pool of future CPAs, but it will enable the profession to better serve clients and employers, strengthening the CPA's role as an objective expert.

CEO Action Pledge Information and Sign-up Link 
The CEO Action Pledge is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. According to a 2015 McKinsey & Company study, companies in the top quartile for diversity are 35 percent more likely to outperform companies with less diversity. Firms and companies in Missouri are encouraged to pledge their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model
The AICPA’s Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model is a free assessment available to any organization, company or firm to utilize in measuring their progress in diversity and inclusion.
Please note: You have to create an account to access the maturity model, and it’s easy – when you see “New User? Click here to sign-up,” you’ll find instructions. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources
To help you gain a better understanding of the need for diversity and inclusion in your organization, MOCPA has compiled a list of webinars, articles, podcasts, TED talks, and toolkits to assist you in this endeavor.