This month, 25 members of Crowe’s African American People Resource Network (PRN) participated in the 2017 National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Convention and Expo in New Orleans, La. Crowe once again served as a sponsor for the event, which provides opportunities for attendees to network and learn, as well as provides recruiting and business development opportunities for the firm. Under the theme “Dare to Lead,” the event focused on helping professionals succeed as bold leaders who can thrive in a constantly changing global economy. Professionals and students in attendance enjoyed discussions around inclusion in the workplace, technical sessions and networking opportunities. Here are some other Crowe highlights as well:
- During the awards dinner and gala, Crowe also received NABA’s Corporate Diversity Award, recognizing our efforts to advance diversity and inclusion. Herschel Frierson (Indianapolis), Chris Mitchell (Dallas) and Julie Wood (Oak Brook) accepted the award.
- Chris Wilkinson (Dallas) and Andre Fomby (Lexington) presented the CPE session “Cybersecurity – anatomy of a breach.”
For first-time participant Jasmine Adams (Atlanta), the NABA convention was motivating and provided key concepts she can apply to her role at Crowe. “There were sessions about leadership mindfulness and emotional agility and how to supercharge your energy,” Jasmine said. “The topics provided food for thought about the how technology is changing the state of the profession and how important it is to be open to change and be open to making mistakes and learning from them.” In addition to the AA PRN, Crowe has Asian, Latino and LGBTQ PRN groups, which are open to everyone in the firm. The overall goals of our PRNs are to develop and implement retention-building activities and promote diversity and inclusion awareness throughout the firm. For more about our diversity and inclusion efforts, visit the Crowe site.