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Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging – A BPM-Led Discussion

07.10.20

Allinial Global member firms are invited to join BPM CEO Jim Wallace and Principal/COO Scharrell Jackson on July 10, 2020 to discuss how we can take a more active role in addressing questions of race, bias, and inequality in our firms and broader communities.

Jim Wallace and Scharrell Jackson will facilitate an open discussion about how accounting firms can foster positive work environments that cultivate diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Participants are welcome to ask questions, share communication strategies, and discuss their firm’s initiatives to create more inclusive environments. Register today to join the conversation and help the Allinial Global community identify best practices that support substantive and transformative change.

BPM Speakers:

Jim Wallace

Jim Wallace
BPM CEO

With over 35 years of public accounting experience, Jim is BPM’s Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. In addition to his executive role, Jim also serves on the Firm’s Inclusion Now! Committee, a BPM program focused on opportunities that enhance gender and minority diversity in leadership roles within the Firm and profession. Jim also serves on the AICPA Woman’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC), whose mission is to promote and support the success of women for the broader purpose of sustaining the profession by creating an inclusive environment, increasing talent engagement and leadership opportunities for women.

 

Scharrell Jackson

Scharrell Jackson
BPM Principal/COO

Scharrell Jackson joined BPM in early 2020 with over 35 years of operations, accounting and finance experience, which she utilizes to support and lead the Firm’s Corporate Service Team. Scharrell’s passion for motivating established and aspiring leaders does not end when she leaves the office. In addition to her many roles at BPM, Scharrell is a dynamic speaker outside of work and owns a women’s speaker series, Leadership in Heels, where she continues to support the professional growth of women. She is a sought-after speaker and passionate about mentoring leaders and underserviced youth to obtain upward mobility, personally and professionally. She supports BPM’s Inclusion Now! diversity initiative and is a member of the AICPA’s Women Inclusion Executive Committee (WIEC) and National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (NCDI).

 

BPM for IN!

Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 largest firms in the country. For five years in a row, the Firm has been listed as one of the Best CPA Firms for Women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA). The Firm has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal, Silicon Valley Business Journal and Accounting Today.

Through its Inclusion Now! (IN!) program, BPM provides various platforms to ensure a culture that enhances the retention and recruitment of women and supports and encourages colleagues of all genders, ethnicities and those who identify as LGBTQIA+ to feel comfortable expressing their authentic self. To learn more, please visit https://www.bpmcpa.com/About/Inclusion-Now-at-BPM.