Episode 8

“I Want More People That Look Like Me In The Profession”: Part 1


June 11th, 2020

37 mins 39 secs

Season 1

Your Host
Special Guest

About this Episode

Herschel Frierson is a managing director in the consulting group at Crowe LLP and soon to be Chair of the Board of Directors of NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants.
As you’ll hear, Herschel has done a tremendous amount of work to bring young black people to the accounting profession. We talked about the practices in accounting and finance that lead to a lack of diversity, the importance of mentorship, and the conversations he’s having with his daughter in the midst of global protests.
We all know that we have a lot to learn and I hope this conversation will inspire you to have similar conversations with people in your own lives. Be vulnerable. Be open. And, as Herschel tells his mentees, just speak your truth.