Introducing Women in Accounting: ZeNai Brooks

How many Black women in accounting do you know?

Now, how many Black women do you know who are also CPAs?

According to an online survey conducted by The Center for Accounting Education (CAE) at Howard University and NABA, Black women are less likely to become CPAs when compared to Black men, despite there being higher enrollment for women versus men.

Less than 1% of CPAs in the United States are Black—and even less are Black women.

The survey posits that one reason (among the many) that this may be is because of a lack of role models in the industry. Accounting as a profession isn't as visible as medicine or law, and so it isn't seen as a viable career for growth and progress.

So, how do you combat this divide? By introducing more Black women in accounting who can serve as role models for others considering entering the field.

Today, we'd like to introduce you to an Auditor at Crowe, one of the top 10 public accounting and consulting firms in the country, with over 12 years of experience and 15 years of NABA service, a community advocate, First Lady of New Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, and newly-minted CPA, ZeNai Brooks!