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Diversity & Inclusion

 

Marcum is committed to fostering a culture that is both diverse and inclusive -- one that encourages and enables all associates and partners to be successful.

A national Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Steering Committee comprised of Marcum women and men oversees a rich program of activities and initiatives implemented at the local level in the Firm’s offices across the country. Local activities and implementation of national initiatives are managed by regional D&I boards.

Some of our D&I programs include the following:

  • Associate Resource Groups – affinity groups for associates and partners with similar interests or backgrounds
  • Associate Spotlights – showcase to introduce individual associates Firm-wide
  • Diversity & Inclusion Month – variety of activities to uncover and share the diversity of associates and partners at Marcum
  • International Women’s Day – celebration of women at Marcum
  • Marcum Women’s Initiative - supports women’s career success at Marcum

What is Diversity & Inclusion? Diversity is the mixture of individuals in society, while inclusion is enabling that mixture to thrive. Diversity recognizes that everyone is different; inclusion leverages those differences to achieve collective success. Diversity is the mix; inclusion is getting the mix to work well.

Our Pledge

Marcum’s Chairman & CEO, Jeffrey Weiner, is a signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge—a commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  He is among more than 500 CEOs from leading companies and business organizations around the world who have taken the pledge.

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Marcum Women's Initiative

The Marcum Women's Initiative is dedicated to the success of women at Marcum at all levels.

The program was established to invigorate a compelling work environment and enhanced career opportunities for women at the Firm, through national and local programs and activities that motivate, support, advance, retain, and reward women associates and partners along their career paths.

The initiative's objectives are to:

  • Foster an inclusive environment where women can thrive.
  • Increase networking opportunities for women.
  • Connect Marcum women to women in the marketplace.
  • Develop mentoring relationships.
  • Further the development and advancement of women.
  • Provide a forum for women to share experiences and support each other in personal and professional pursuits.
  • Encourage and support women throughout their development at the Firm.
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Associate Resource Groups

Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) connect all Marcum associates for networking, mentorship, and professional development, based on shared interests, cultures, lifestyles, and abilities. The ARGs help build trusting relationships, create community and camaraderie, and enable associates to support each other in myriad ways. The goal is to foster awareness, respect, and inclusion and to identify common interests and areas for associate collaboration across the Firm. The voluntary national ARG program is managed by local chapters led by associates in each participating office.

Marcum Women's Forum

The Marcum Women's Forum, geared towards impactful women leaders from across the business and nonprofit spectrum, features panel discussions and keynote speakers focused on women’s health and women having a voice. The forum is presented in Marcum markets across the U.S. by the Marcum Women's Initiative.

Speakers have included these world-class women leaders:

  • Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs Inc.
  • Erin Brokovich, environmental activist
  • Chelsea Clinton, global health advocate
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Laura Fredricks, JD, founder & CEO of THE ASK
  • Carey Lohrenz, U.S. Navy's first female F14 fighter pilot and author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck
  • Kakenya Ntaiya, founder and director of Kakenya’s Dream
  • Diane Rehm, former host of the Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio
  • Jeanne Rizzo, former CEO of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
  • Melanne Verveer, director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security

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Industry Leadership

Marcum women are active in numerous industry organizations and professional events devoted to advancing a diverse workforce, both inside and outside of the accounting profession. Marcum women have leadership roles in the following, among others:

  • 1986 Club
  • AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit
  • Blue River Partners Blue Impact
  • CalCPA Education Foundation Women's Leadership Forum
  • Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Female Wave of Change
  • Financial Executive Women (FEW)
  • Forum of Executive Women
  • George Washington University Women in Business Conference
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association Women in Leadership
  • HIA-LI Women Leading the Way
  • Illinois CPA Society Women’s Committee
  • Moxxie Network
  • NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter Women’s Focus Group
  • Wealth Dimensions
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)

Diversity & Inclusion Portal

Marcum maintains an internal digital bulletin board accessible to all associates and partners, archiving the Firm’s many initiatives and successes in diversity and inclusion. The portal is a resource for all Marcum team members, to share information and encourage greater participation.

Did You Know?

Marcum was the first national accounting firm to establish a practice dedicated to serving the highly specialized needs of the LGBTQ community and others not fitting traditional definitions. Marcum’s Modern Family & LGBT Services group is nationally recognized as the thought leader in the specialty area of tax compliance and consulting services for high net worth modern families, same-sex couples, and LGBT individuals.

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