Meet Abdoulie Jallow, CPA, CIA
As a part of Black History Month, we asked several TSCPA members why diversity in the profession matters to them and how accounting helps them leave a legacy they are proud of.
TSCPA member, Abdoulie Jallow, CPA, CIA:
Q: Why does diversity in the profession matter to you?
A: Diversity within the Accounting profession is quite important to me because I believe it helps create an inclusive environment that can bring together different capabilities, perspectives, ideas, and experiences. This type of diversity allows for new solutions to be found and encourages inclusivity, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It also promotes a sense of belonging within the accounting profession that benefits both individuals and organizations as a whole.
Q: How does accounting help you leave a legacy you are proud of?
A: Being a black CPA allows me to demonstrate that success in the accounting field is achievable for people of all backgrounds, and to provide a positive example to others from my community who might be inspired to pursue a career in the field. This in turn can help create diverse representation along the way, enhancing greater access to opportunities, encouraging a sense of belonging and leaving a lasting legacy of empowerment and equity.
Check out TSCPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center, providing the resources and toolkits CPAs need to create conversation, elicit change and seek opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Click here>