ICAS celebrates Black History Month in the UK
During October ICAS will be celebrating Black History Month in the UK and acknowledging the accomplishments of black CAs and their contributions to the worlds of accountancy, business, finance, and society.
October is Black History Month in the UK, a national celebration to honour the accomplishments of black people in contemporary British culture and throughout our history.
This year, Black History Month 2021 has launched the ‘’Proud To Be’ campaign and is inviting Black and Brown people around the UK to share what they are Proud To Be.
This annual event originated in the United States, and is now observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Reflect, learn and celebrate
At ICAS we’re marking this occasion by using it as an opportunity to reflect upon and learn more about the history and experiences of black people in the UK, internationally, in and out of the professional sphere.
We will also commemorate Black History Month through celebration, by sharing the accomplishments of some incredible black CAs who are making enormous contributions to ICAS and the accountancy profession and helping to create a better and more inclusive society.
ICAS prioritises equality, diversity and inclusion
The adoption, promotion and embedding of a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion is an established priority for ICAS. We recognise that we must be representative of people from all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life if we are to create an accountancy profession that is open to all.
Throughout this year, we have focused on a strategy that aims to ensure that we are a vibrant and diverse organisation and that, by representing diversity in all its forms, we are stronger and more relevant to our Members.
In 2019 ICAS set up the ED+I Committee (formerly the Guthrie Group) to help us drive forward this strategy, tackle inequality and embed equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.
This approach allows us to better understand the needs of our Members, stay relevant in a changing world, and make sure that the next generation of skilled young CAs can fully contribute their talents to the worlds of accountancy, business and finance.
If you’d like more information on the ED+I Committee or are interested in getting involved then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, look out for the stories we’ll be sharing throughout October. These represent just a few of the remarkable CAs who are providing us all with inspiration during this year’s Black History Month.