2019 Plenary Sessions

What Are You Worth & What is Your Legacy?
Sponsored by: Prudential
Thursday, June 20, 2019
 
10:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.

For 50 years, NABA has been working to empower blacks to engage in careers of consequence   in accounting and finance and be respected as equals with their peers. At the same time, blacks have worked hard to leverage that empowerment— educating themselves at higher levels, taking on more complex assignments, going above and beyond the call of duty, and to prove their competence over and over again. Yet, fifty years after NABA’s founding and broad recognition of their collective value, do blacks in the field really know their individual value? To start the general programming for the 50th anniversary conference, a motivational speaker, author, or celebrity will talk about how they discovered their worth and how others can as well.  Afterwards, a corporate partner representative will facilitate a discussion with the founders of the organization and other noted representatives about the past, current, and coming employment and entrepreneurship landscapes in accounting and finance, whether their founding vision to help blacks increase their worth in the field has come to fruition, how attendees should measure the value of their contributions in their respective professional and personal roles, and what they should demand in return. 

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C-Suite State of Diversity in Accounting and Finance: Progress, Promise, or Pretense?
Sponsored by: DHG, Prudential, RSM
Friday, June 21, 2019  
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

NABA was founded fifty years ago with a very specific mission— to increase the ranks of blacks in the accounting and finance profession. To be sure, there are some very visible indicators that the mission has seen some fulfillment, but is it enough? Can the association now move on to other priorities, or is vigilance in promoting diversity needed now more than ever? 

 
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