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Diversity & Inclusion 1-On-1: Women in Accounting - Changing the Story


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateNovember 12, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaPersonal Development
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Join us for a conversation with Rosie Brammer, CPA, Principal, Rosie Brammer CPA, LLC. Last month, she made the bold decision to launch her own accounting firm. For many women in CPA firms, the partner track can feel like an obstacle course. Those barriers influence the internal narrative many women experience that can derail their progress. Stories are a powerful way to create transparency, build a support network, and interrupt the thinking that can lead to imposter syndrome. Rosie will be joining us to talk about her journey and the decision that transformed the story she thought she had to follow to one of entrepreneurialism, creativity and empowerment. We hope you can join the conversation!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to attracting and retaining women in the accounting profession

  • Express the importance of mentorship, both formal and informal, for developing women leaders

  • Determine how gender bias influences advancement opportunities for women

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Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA

Etienne Consulting
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Speaker & Trainer
(301) 778-5510


Jina is a consultant and speaker on diversity, inclusion, culture, and belonging. She creates training programs and workshops to help clients move forward in their D&I journey. She is a storyteller and speaks candidly about her experiences, hard lessons, and ‘aha’ moments that helped her understand the importance of individuality, the value of curiosity, and the courage it takes to “just” be yourself. Often described as “approachable” and “relatable” by her clients, she works with purpose and the intention of being engaging, practical, and immediately applicable to real-world situations. Jina draws from her unique background and mix of work experiences to offer examples and share insights designed to benefit everyone across the workplace ecosystem – executives, management, employees, and customers.

Previously, she was Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered a unique strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with her husband, EP was a full-time partnership in both work and life. Although in different professions, their work often intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership and navigating conflict within teams. Combining their experiences, backgrounds, and work led to the development of their unique approach to D&I, which she continues to use in her practice today.


Rosie Brammer, CPA, is Principal at Rosie Brammer CPA, LLC. Her practice offers tax planning and strategy for individuals and closely-held businesses. She works with clients to look beyond the numbers to see the full person, family, or business. She was an art major in college and brings that creativity to the services she offers her clients.

Before launching her practice, she was at Beemer, Smith & Munro, LLC. Other previous roles include positions with Perkins & Company, Ed Sager PC, and Isler Medford.

Rosie lives in Clackamas, OR, with her husband Dane, their daughter Diana, named after Wonder Woman, and their dog Estella Louise, named after the first woman-owned record label.

About Our Presenter

Etienne Consulting's passion is diversity & inclusion. The company helps organizations and businesses, large and small, wherever they are on their journey to fearless inclusion. 

Etienne Consulting's work is informed by their unique mix of experience in public accounting & business consulting, association management & member engagement, and diversity & inclusion consulting and training. Although in a variety of roles and industries, their work has always intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership, clarity of purpose, and navigating conflict within teams.

This led them to develop techniques to deepen awareness and strengthen communication — core skills necessary for driving meaningful change in organizations. They work with businesses and firms to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of people experience, operations, policy, communications, branding, and community & social responsibility. Their training programs and workshops are designed to bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion by offering concrete skills and communication strategies teams and use to build teams capable of leveraging their full diversity to drive innovation, growth, and lasting cultural change. They also offer support in developing, implementing, executing, and reporting on D&I strategy.