At DMLO CPAs we believe that “good business” cannot exist without intentional focus on ensuring equitable policies and practices in our workplace and the communities we serve. Systemic injustices are being brought into the spotlight across our nation; we embrace our responsibility to be part of the conversations and solutions. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace as well as providing support and resources to underrepresented business owners and community leaders. We accept and welcome everyone. Our commitment to preserve the unique community character of the Louisville/Southern Indiana area by promoting locally-owned, independent businesses is only possible when equal opportunity is available for all.
Recent and in progress initiatives:
- Recognize June 19th as a firm holiday
- Visit schools/community centers in underserved areas of town to share info on career opportunities in accounting and business
- Provide internships for underrepresented students
- Provide grants to underrepresented and lower income participants in the University of Louisville entrepreneurship accelerator programs
- Provide free Open Office Hours to early stage entrepreneurs
- Seek opportunities to provide financial education through organizations such as Master Builders Academy, etc.
- Support the Greater Louisville Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants through program sponsorship and volunteer engagement
- Host implicit bias training/workshops
- Be intentional about inviting members of underrepresented groups to leadership and business networking events and increasing diversity in these rooms
- Include local minority-owned businesses when considering vendors/suppliers
- Designate a member of our Staff Advisory Board to receive and provide feedback on inclusion initiatives and ideas to Directors/Executive Committee
- Participate in, speak at and/or sponsor DE&I focused events/conferences
- Provide support for programs that address root causes of injustice, such as racism, poverty, poor health, income disparities, etc. (GEDDI.org, Sponsor 4 Success, One West, Russell Tech Business Incubator (AMPED), Coalition for the Homeless, Boys & Girls Club, Whitney Young Scholars, YMCA Black Achievers, Rotary Promise Scholars)