The Diversity Award recognizes OSCPA andThe Ohio CPA Foundation for their work on programs looking to diversify the accounting profession, such as theAccounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio), theASCEND Leadership ConferenceandASPIRE: Opportunities in Accounting.
“At The Ohio Society of CPAs, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a steadfast part of who we are and what we stand for," said Scott Wiley, president and CEO, as he accepted the award, per a statement. “I think about all of the organizations who are being recognized and the honor is truly ours. We are an organization who won’t justaccept that diversity and inclusion is important, weexpectdiversity and inclusion to be a part of a thriving business community.”
OSCPA was previously recognized for diversity efforts in 2014 when ASAE, the organization supporting associations across the U.S., awarded the Society’s ACAP-Ohio program a “Power of A” Silver Award for advancing diversity and inclusion.
“The event was about recognizing those already doing something and encouraging them to keep up the good work,” stated David Harrison, director, Fisher College of Business Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services. “OSCPA received the award because we felt over the years OSCPA has gone above and beyond and should be recognized.”
For more on The Ohio CPA Foundation and OSCPA, head to the Society'ssite here.