January 14, 2022 8:00am – 9:45am Map & Directions 602-252-4144

Webcast: ASCPA Virtual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

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Industries and organizations of all sizes are looking for the best and brightest everywhere, especially in the Great Resignation environment. A greater awareness of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents opportunities to identify a more diverse network of highly talented individuals and to develop an intentional strategy for an inclusive workforce. 

Join Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA/CITP (licensed in MD), CGMA, CISA, the chief executive officer of KET Solutions and a past chair of the American Institute of CPAs, as she discusses the benefits and competitive advantage of inclusion. 

This program is a complimentary member-exclusive benefit.


ASCPA Live Online Webcast
Phoenix, AZ 85034-6617

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Attendees will learn: 

  • The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • How talent management strategies are connected to higher retention
  • How inclusion is good for business

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Ellison-Taylor, Kimberly

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Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is a global technology and finance leader with over 29 years of career achievements. She is the chief executive officer of KET Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm focused on business growth, innovation, strategy, transformation and inclusive leadership. Ellison-Taylor is a sought- after keynote speaker and has received many awards and recognitions for her expertise and leadership including Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisor’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.

For almost 17 years, Ellison-Taylor served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation. She advised C-Suite Executives on cloud solutions that innovate and transform business. Ellison-Taylor is also an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Officer Certificate program teaching Emerging Technologies & Innovation.

Other professional achievements include tenure at Prince George’s County Government, KPMG, Motorola and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ellison-Taylor has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University, an Accounting Certificate from Baltimore County Community College and a Master of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology Management, as well as a Chief Information Officer certificate. She is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in MD), Certified Global Management Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Ellison-Taylor has volunteered in the profession for over 20 years, including leadership positions as chair of the American Institute of CPAs, chair of the Association of Certified Professional Accountants, and chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Kimberly is also the chair-elect for the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and is also the incoming president-elect for Beta Alpha Psi.

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Participants will also walk away with Ellison-Taylor’s 12-step program to address racism and unconscious bias.

  1. Acknowledge the challenges faced by your diverse communities to be more inclusive. 
  2. Conduct a “listen and understand†town hall with ideas crowdsourced from team members across the organization
  3. Review the data
  4. Ask periodically for honest feedback on the culture of the organization, and communicate transparently about the results and action plan
  5. Establish appropriate funding that is aligned with outcomes expected
  6. Communicate the vision
  7. Encourage allies to join the affinity groups, and create new groups based on hobbies and interests
  8. Determine ways to promote individual and collective accountability for the inclusion culture and the organization’s core values
  9. Journey-map the employee experience of various employees
  10.  Conduct diversity and inclusion training
  11. Review what additional support and training can be provided to middle managers based on various scenarios and exit interviews
  12. Move inclusive leadership to the main stage

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