Tonneson + co has joined a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More than 750 CEOs have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By signing on to this commitment, tonneson + co is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.
The collective of more than 750 signatories have already shared more than 700 best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.
“I am proud to have signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. tonneson + co has a strong commitment to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment. We look forward to working with the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and with other firms to continue to drive diversity and inclusion in our profession,” said Richard Mastrocola, president and CEO of tonneson + co.
Amy Phelan, shareholder at tonneson +co, will serve as the firm’s Delegate to CEO Action. Last week, Mastrocola and Phelan attended a panel discussion on building inclusive leaders, hosted by PwC, as part of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Fierce Urgency of Now festival.
Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step towards effecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A recent study found that 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component to fostering innovation.
Individuals may also sign The I Act On Pledge, which is a personal pledge that any individual can take to help drive inclusive behavior in their everyday life.
To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com.