Over the next three months we’ll host a series of webinars that focus on peoples’ stories. We’ll hear from people who have used their personal experience to advocate for change, discuss what organisations can do to make a real difference and learn more about the incredible work that’s already taking place around the world in the diversity and inclusion agenda.
Accountants driving change in diversity and inclusion
How can finance professionals take ownership of their role in the diversity and inclusion agenda? What drives real change? And what can we learn from people who are already making a difference?
The first of our three conversations on diversity and inclusion looks to answer these questions, and to launch our new report ‘Leading inclusion’ which discusses diversity, inclusion and equity.
Meet the panellists:
Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan FCCA
"If we’re not careful the CEOs and CFOs of the future will be the children of the current CEOs and CFOs. This is wrong without giving others an opportunity".
Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan is the chief executive officer of the Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC). Prior to this, she was the managing director of Capital Intelligence Advisors SDN BHD, the president and executive director of the Malaysian Rating Corporation BHD, and the general manager of Maybank BHD.
Zaiton strongly believes that everyone should have the opportunity to access education, regardless of their financial circumstances. She is continually inspired by the success stories of young people she meets through MyPAC who, when given the opportunity and support, are able to transform their future.
Enoch Adeyemi FCCA
"Ask yourself if this situation seems right, and if it’s not right, challenge it"
Enoch Adeyemi is a passionate advocate for fairness and equality. He has a career spanning over a decade in Financial Services with some of Britain’s household names including Barclays and RBS. He lives in Edinburgh, loves to keep fit and is a Christian.
When Enoch moved to the UK from Nigeria at 17 years old he arrived with no connections or network to help him adjust to the challenges of a different culture. His experiences led him to become an advocate for change. And he started the Black Professionals Scotland network (formerly Black Professionals Edinburgh) to support others in a similar situation.
Sumathi Mohnani FCCA
“By sharing our knowledge, financial literacy is a step forward towards a more inclusive society"
Sumathi Mohnani has over 37 years’ experience primarily in the Finance domain. After she graduated from The University of the West Indies with a degree in Management Studies, she joined the firm of Price Waterhouse, Jamaica, West Indies as a statutory auditor. During her career, she has worked in several countries and organizations, gathering diverse experience in Controls and Compliance, Internal Audit and Accounting, Delivery in Centres of Competence, Enterprise Strategy, Sales Transaction Support Centres and CFO Projects Office.
Sumathi is a passionate believer in the importance of financial literacy in achieving an inclusive society. Involved in a variety of diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout her career, she now volunteers in a programme designed to teach young teenagers the benefits of managing their personal finances – which will help them to be a positive influence within their families and wider community.
Senior Professional Insights Manager, ACCA
Clive leads on ACCA’s research on business and technology related matters from the perspective of chief financial officer.His research interests include the application of digital technologies to the finance function, and how they impact on the people and processes they support.He has a particular interest in the personal developmental aspects of an organisation. Clive is the author of ACCA latest report ‘Leading inclusion’. The report is based upon a survey of ACCA members, affiliates and future members that was conducted in October 2020 and elicited 10,049 responses from our community.
Diversity and inclusion: working together
Diversity and inclusion is something we’re all aware is vital to a successful organisation, yet up to half of us (according to the respondents to a recent ACCA survey) are not sure what we need to do to play our part, whilst nearly three-quarters of those who responded think we are an inclusive profession. To help us appreciate the valuable role we can play in this movement, ACCA’s latest CPD e-learning, Diversity and inclusion: working together, helps to define what it means and how to identify strategies that you can personally undertake and support your organisation.
Authenticity and unconscious bias in the workplace
Would you be comfortable exploring your unconscious bias? Are you able to be authentic at work?
Join our webinar to explore the link between authenticity and unconscious bias and consider what they really mean in the workplace today. We’ll share stories from people who had the courage to answer these questions and hear what they learned on their journey.
International Women's Day
We're celebrating International Women's Day 2021 with Ainslie Van Onselen, CA ANZ Chef Executive, and Helen Brand ACCA, Chief Executive.
Join Helen Brand and Ainslie Van Onselen as they share the virtual stage in our first global social live on 8 March 2021. A live hour-long event with Helen and Ainslie talking about their journeys to CEO and sharing their challenges, successes, and personal experiences.