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Every chartered accountant can help to encourage an inclusive profession

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It’s more important than ever for firms to address diversity and inclusion (D&I). As this content series explores, beyond the clear moral imperative of D&I, there are growing legal and commercial imperatives as well. Every chartered accountant has a role to play in helping to encourage an inclusive profession.

At ICAEW, we have long recognised that our global community is a powerful force for good. We all have a role to play in strengthening and future-proofing the profession by attracting the very best talent, building diversity, and promoting inclusion.

Michael Izza, Chief Executive, ICAEW

Allyship

An inclusive culture requires allies: those in a privileged situation – due to factors such as their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, socio-economic background or mental health – should actively and consistently advance the interests of minority groups around them.

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Allyship must start with the senior leadership team

  • 15 Mar 2022
Creating a culture of allyship is vital to building an inclusive organisation; senior leaders have an important role to play.
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Workshop participants listening.
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How to be an ally: managing neurodiverse teams

  • 15 Mar 2022
Neurodiverse team members can bring unique skills to an organisation. Simple daily actions will support these employees and allow managers to demonstrate allyship, as shown by a winning partnership in easyJet’s finance team.
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Belonging

It’s impossible to create an inclusive culture in any organisation without everyone feeling that they belong; that they’re accepted in the group and able to be their authentic selves.

Workshop participants applauding.
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Why inclusive leadership is so vital to D&I

  • 15 Feb 2022
Research shows that leaders have an exponential influence on an organisation’s ability to build inclusive cultures and work practices.
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The workshop leader talking to participants.
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Words matter: How inclusive language creates a sense of belonging in the workplace

  • 18 Feb 2022
Everyone should understand the importance of inclusive language, be comfortable making genuine mistakes and feel able to speak out when something unacceptable is said.
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People in discussion at the workshop.
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Young accountant leads the way on disability inclusion

  • 15 Feb 2022
The past 18 months have shone a light on the role that diversity, inclusion and belonging plays in organisations’ success. One ICAEW student is playing an important role.
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