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Thursday, August 13, 2020 Webcast

Crossing Bridges Series: Inclusion in the Accounting Profession (E2008374)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Registration: 1:45 PM EDT



1.8 CPE Credits in PD


Join us as our thought leaders discuss the state of inclusion in the accounting profession today. They will also share successes and challenges and provide tips for overcoming barriers.


CPAs in all practice areas


Topics for discussion:
  • Inclusion in the workforce (recruiting, progression)
  • Inclusion in the workplace (inclusive environment)
  • Inclusion in the marketplace (thought leadership)
  • Workforce analytics for D&I in the accounting profession








Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA

Executive Director, Finance Thought Leadership


Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor has a diverse background in finance and technology; she is currently an executive director at Oracle. She has held positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, KPMG, and in Prince George’s County (Maryland) government. From 2016 to 2018, Ellison-Taylor served as the 104th chairman of the American Institute of CPAs, where she received numerous awards and recognition. Notably, she was the youngest person, fifth woman, and first person of color to serve as chairman in the AICPA’s 130-year history.

Ellison-Taylor was the second chairman for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, an organization founded in 2017 that has 667,000 members in 184 countries. She has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the “Top People in Public Accounting—2018” and by CPA Practice Advisor as one of the “2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.”

Ellison-Taylor’s 14-year tenure at Oracle has given her an extensive perspective on artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, and emerging technologies. She has used this knowledge and experience to lead strategy and innovation in the accounting/finance profession. She is a frequent keynote speaker on topics such as digital disruption, transformation, technology, inclusive leadership, and the next generation of finance talent.

Ellison-Taylor is a volunteer leader in the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority community service organization, where she has served for 28 years in numerous volunteer roles with youth, the elderly, the military, and families. Having served on the local, regional, and national levels of the organization, Ellison-Taylor most recently served as president of a local chapter where she led initiatives for St. Jude, March for Babies, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and Operation Welcome Home Maryland.

Ellison-Taylor has a BA in information systems management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, and an MS in information technology management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Florence Holland

Florence Holland, EdD

Lead Manager of Pipeline Initatives


Dr. Florence Holland is the Lead Manager of Pipeline Initatives at The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


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$45.00 - Non Member

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