Last month, as part of its ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion (D&I), IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) launched a page on its website devoted exclusively to the topic.
The page showcases IMA’s position and commitment to D&I, IMA’s D&I origin story and global reach, and resources for IMA members and professionals, students, faculty members, volunteers, and partners. The page is the result of a collaborative effort between volunteers on IMA's D&I Committee and IMA staff. It includes a video by IMA Director of D&I Linda Devonish-Mills, CMA, CPA, CAE, who discusses why IMA has embraced D&I. Linda's role was created in July 2018 as a culmination of IMA's commitment to the ideals of D&I.
Other features of the page include a Trends section, which highlights news stories that discuss or impact the practice of D&I. Recent additions include Not All Discrimination Is Obvious (from Columbia Business School), Hair Discrimination Is Now Illegal In The State Of New York (from Essence), and The Future of Women at Work: Transitions in the Age of Automation (a report from McKinsey & Company).
According to the site, “IMA is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse and inclusive member community, accounting and finance profession, organizational workplace, and partner network, and to fostering mutual respect between individuals. IMA has taken a robust approach to developing webinars, research, and other thought leadership for IMA members and nonmembers to learn more about creating bias-free workplaces and managing diverse teams.”
The D&I page is accessible in the “About IMA” section of the IMA website but members can also access it directly by clicking here.