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How to Get Black Female Leadership Talent Into the C-Suite

BPM’s Scharrell Jackson Quoted in Journal of Accountancy 09.15.20

BPM’s Scharrell Jackson recently discussed the importance and need for not only female leaders, but also black women leaders, in executive positions during a panel discussion at the AICPA’s 2020 ENGAGE conference. In a follow-up to the discussion, Scharrell sat down with the Journal of Accountancy to continue the conversation in an article published September 1, 2020.

“Diversity is not just how it looks, it’s how decisions are made,” Scharrell wrote to the reporter.

“Everything is tied to the bottom line,” she said. “If we want our organization to shift in the face of diversity, we must hold our partners and our executives financially responsible for that success.”

Read the entire article on the Journal of Accountancy website.

About Scharrell Jackson

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.