Association for Accounting Marketing Joins Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion
Contact: Rhonda Clark
Association for Accounting Marketing Joins Over 2,400 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to
Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Coalition Expands Reach and Impact into the Business Community
August 28, 2023 | Lexington, KY – The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) is proud to announce that Rhonda Clark, executive director of AAM, has signed the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion, a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This pledge reinforces AAM’s commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive workplace environments within the AAM organization, the accounting profession and among its professionals.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is a groundbreaking initiative that unites over 2,400 CEOs from leading companies worldwide in a collaborative effort to advance diversity and inclusion within their organizations. This commitment acknowledges that addressing diversity and inclusion is not just a business concern, but a vital societal issue that CEOs are uniquely positioned to address.
By signing on to this commitment, AAM is pledging to take action to cultivate an organization where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where members feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective has already shared more than 1,900+ best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.
Rhonda Clark stated, “At AAM, we recognize that diversity and inclusion are essential components of a thriving and innovative association. By signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, we are taking a proactive stance in fostering a culture where diverse voices are valued, and all individuals can contribute their unique perspectives. We believe that this commitment aligns seamlessly with our mission to empower accounting firm growth professionals to excel in their roles and elevate the profession as a whole.”
Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step towards affecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A study found that 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component to fostering innovation.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.
By signing the CEO Action Pledge, AAM reinforces its commitment to its members and the accounting industry at large. AAM joins a global community of organizations striving for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together over 2,400 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect on Twitter: @CEOAction.
The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) is an international association boasting a network of marketing, business development and growth strategists. The association was formed in 1989 to elevate the profession and advance the careers of growth professionals in the accounting profession through education, community, thought leadership and leading-edge resources. Learn more about AAM at www.accountingmarketing.org.