Portland State wins at National Leadership Competition

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Representatives from Portland State University’s Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapter achieved first place in the Inclusive Leadership competition at the accounting and finance student honor society’s annual national meeting in Baltimore, MD. The Ernst & Young-sponsored competition challenges BAP chapters to “build a better working world by leveraging the power of diverse perspectives.”

The project impressing the judging committee was the Emerging Professionals Diversity Conference, an event exploring implicit bias in the workplace which the students – Abbie Therrow, Sean Baker, Joel Morris and Steff Shao – had taken from concept to completion at Portland State in the spring.

Designed to provide students with insights and tools that would empower them to drive inclusive practices as future business leaders, the conference featured panelists from companies including Intel, Cambia Health Solutions, Perkins and Co., and BizTek People Inc.

This recent achievement marks the third win of 2016 for Portland State’s BAP chapter after placing first in the Best Practices Leadership and Management competition sponsored by Deloitte, and third in the Good or Great competition at the regional BAP meeting in the spring.

Source: Tackling Implicit Bias: Portland State Accounting and Finance Students Place First in National Inclusive Leadership Competition
Author: Andrea Bailey
Posted: September 8, 2016
Picture: BAP representatives Abbie Therrow, Mary Shaw and Sean Baker (l. to r.)