Sponsorship: Barrier to Exit for Diverse Talent

Latina woman working at desk and smilingWhen talented people have to spend too much of their time working to be included, they will look elsewhere.

By Mary L. Bennett
Bridging the Gap

Although most accounting firms think of their organizations as inclusive, this goal is rarely achieved in practice – at least through the eyes of diverse professionals.

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Subtle, unconscious differences in behavior by current leaders and staff result in a significantly different experience for individual team members and often lead to widely divergent career trajectories. These differences in career navigation experience often contribute to attrition by diverse top talent firms seek to build.