Join us for a conversation with Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, past Chair of the American Institute of CPAs, and Executive Director, Finance Thought Leadership at Oracle. As AICPA chairman, Kimberly was the youngest person, fifth woman, and first person of color to serve as chairman in the AICPA’s 130-year history. Inclusion requires tone at the top, intention, and lots of dedication. Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is joining to speak about her focus on Inclusion and why it’s a strategic business imperative. Her 12 step plan highlights several steps that firms can take, and Kimberly will discuss the most critical “to-dos” for firms of all sizes. We hope you join the conversation!
Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is a Global Technology and Finance leader with over 29 years of career achievements. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has received many awards and recognitions for her expertise and leadership, including Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisor's 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.
For the last 16 years, Ellison-Taylor has served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation. Currently, Kimberly advises C-Suite Executives on cloud solutions that innovate and transform business. Ellison-Taylor is also an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Officer Certificate program teaching Emerging Technologies & Innovation. More recently, Kimberly has been elected to the Boards of Mutual of Omaha and US Bancorp.
Jina is a consultant and speaker on diversity, inclusion, culture, and belonging. She creates training programs and workshops to help clients move forward in their D&I journey. She is a story-teller and speaks candidly about her experiences, hard lessons, and ‘aha’ moments that helped her understand the importance of individuality, the value of curiosity, and the courage it takes to “just” be yourself. Often described as “approachable” and “relatable” by her clients, she works with purpose and the intention of being engaging, practical, and immediately applicable to real-world situations. Jina draws from her unique background and mix of work experiences to offer examples and share insights designed to benefit everyone across the workplace ecosystem – executives, management, employees, and customers.
Previously, she was Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered a unique strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with her husband, EP was a full-time partnership in both work and life. Although in different professions, their work often intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership and navigating conflict within teams. Combining their experiences, backgrounds, and work led to the development of their unique approach to D&I, which she continues to use in her practice today.