With the constant change in demographics of the U.S. workforce, it is essential we are aware of the impact of five generations in the workplace. Millennials, now working age, represent a third of the workforce and 43% are minorities with 30% being categorizes as “new minorities” including Latinx, Asians and those identifying as two or more races. Generation Z is further exploring diversity and inclusion to include freedom to express self-identity. Additionally, we are seeing more women assuming senior level positions in the form of CEO’s, CFOs, managing directors and equity partners. As the workforce becomes more diverse, leaders must demonstrate their ability to create an inclusive workplace. In this session, we will explore the key characteristics of an inclusive leader and its growth in the accounting profession.
Some say in order to have a happy life and fulfilling work, you must follow your passion, but some believe that to be profoundly unhelpful. What we want, above all, is work that means something and you don’t always get that from searching around for your passion. This keynote address, based on Terri Trespicio’s popular TEDx talk "Stop searching for your passion," points out how this cultural myth is more limiting than you think—and how to tap your greatest resource to create a life that matters.
Kim is the is the director of diversity and inclusion at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountant where she provides expertise in driving cultural change through cross-functional team engagement and inspiring a community of understanding. A strategic leader with a deep understanding of the complexity diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging best practices and the value they bring to organizations, Drumgo has successfully led the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion practices, Diversity Councils, training, various tools and programs that foster an inclusive work environment. She is a servant leader with over 24 years of project management, professional services, nonprofit, government and technical industry exposure
Amy Pitter is president and CEO of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) where she is dedicated to serving the Society’s 11,000 members in public accounting, industry and business, government and education. Since joining the MSCPA in 2015, Pitter has advocated for increased diversity in the accounting industry and has developed new initiatives to make progress in this area, including launching programs for high school students in gateway cities and sponsoring scholarships for low-income students to study accounting. She was named one of 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor and has been featured in several news outlets, including Accounting Today, Boston Business Journal, Commonwealth Magazine and The Boston Globe.
Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker and brand advisor who works with individuals and organizations to help nail their messaging and engage clients, customers and fans. Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has more than five million views to date and she was recently named by Hubspot as one of the “Top 15 female speakers who are killing it” (she came in at #2—Oprah was #8), and cited as one of the world’s leading creatives by Creative Boom magazine. A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Trespicio’s work has been featured in the Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider, Forbes.com and Inc.com. A writer and facilitator certified in the Gateless method for capturing creative genius, she’s creator and co-creator of several events and courses for taking your message from page to stage and beyond, including Tapped to Speak LIVE and Panel to Platform. An in-demand speaker who presents at conferences across the country, Trespicio was also rated the #1 speaker at Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisors Summit and How Design Live.