WSCPA Statement on Racism and Inequity

by Kimberly Scott | Jun 09, 2020
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Our nation, our state and our members are reacting to the continued injustices that stem from systemic racism. People are hurt, angry, and scared. Voices are loud right now, asking to be heard, asking for real change.

The membership of the WSCPA, and indeed the CPA profession, represents multiple races, cultures, creeds, and ethnicities. We stand in solidarity with all who suffer the hate and destruction of racism.

To move forward we need to acknowledge that systems are failing people, specifically Black people. We need to have the courage to uncover and address the underlying issues that perpetuate this dysfunction. We must take a stand to condemn all acts of racism, discrimination, intolerance, injustice, and inequality.

As CPAs are leaders and trusted advisers in our communities, the CPA profession must continue to work toward, and to strive to do more in, creating a just and inclusive world.

In 2019 I signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion CEO pledge to demonstrate my commitment to supporting a more inclusive workplace. I encourage you to get involved. Join our new Diversity & Inclusion Resource Group on our private community, WSCPA Connect, to access resources and to add your voice to this essential dialogue.

Kimberly ScottKimberly Scott, CAE, is President & CEO of the Washington Society of CPAs and Executive Director of the Washington CPA Foundation. You can contact her at


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