Creating a more diverse workforce is a top priority within the accounting profession, but some firms are still struggling with turning their good intentions into concrete change.
Marketers who are helping their firms implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs – or convincing their partners to start – can learn from DHG in an AAM High webinar set for 1 p.m. EST March 10.
Last spring, after the death of George Floyd, DHG leaders asked staff what the firm should do in response, and the feedback sparked a comprehensive, expansive effort. DHG held numerous firmwide sessions titled, “My Experience, Being Black in America” and more than 60 Unity Workshops in DHG offices to further “courageous conversations” on race with the goal of deepening one’s understanding.
The intention was not only to boost DHG’s numbers and widen the range of backgrounds and experiences internally, but also to improve understanding among clients and community members.
In this session, you will learn the specifics:
- The firm’s internal and external initiatives, the tactics and approaches that were most successful, and pitfalls to avoid.
- The messages presented to staff, clients and the larger community and the tools used to communicate strategically to all parties.
- The external alliances, internal accountability measures, and actions planned to maintain momentum and embed inclusion into DHG’s culture.
Join Kevin Price, DHG’s inclusion and diversity leader, and Alice Grey Harrison, corporate communications director, in what promises to be an informative and actionable session.About Kevin
Kevin E. Price leads Inclusion & Diversity at DHG and brings a comprehensive and extensive professional background to the organization. Upon completion of undergraduate degree at UNC-Charlotte, Kevin commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force and earned his wings as a rated aviator assigned to the 41st Airlift Squadron at Pope AFB. After several years he transitioned to the USAF Reserves and completed his graduate studies in Human Resources and Business Administration. Entering the civilian workforce, Kevin has grown in positions from a Project Manager to leadership roles in the Inclusion & Diversity space through the industries of Healthcare, Manufacturing, Food & Hospitality Services and now in our industry of Professional Services. In addition to lead I&D for DHG, Kevin is also an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University leading their Project Management Professional Certification Course.
With 20+ years of experience, Alice Grey brings a fresh approach to corporate communications. She thrives in a highly creative environment that requires a dynamic approach to solve problems and she brings a sophisticated approach to branding, communications and public relations. Her work has resulted in highly successful, award winning communications campaigns including 21 Mercury Awards and four Best in Show awards presented by South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and nine Marketing Achievement Awards presented by the Association for Accounting Marketing.
Alice Grey is the Director of Corporate Communications for Dixon Hughes Goodman, a US top 20 accounting firm with more than 2,000 professionals. She works directly with the firm's senior leaders to develop and implement a communications program that resonates with partners, employees, prospective employees, clients, prospects and other community constituents.