“Empowering each Other”

“It’s Time”: Welcome to Our Network!

Written by BFAN Network Team The Canada and International Black Women Event - June 2016, was a major driving force in creating a professional network for black female accountants and students. It is our pleasure, and honour, to introduce the Black Female Accountants Network (‘BFAN Network’). A network based on Christian values, where members empower each other to make a difference in … Continue reading “It’s Time”: Welcome to Our Network!

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta on Change Leadership

Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta - Tell us a bit about yourself  "I am intensely passionate about Change, the dynamics of change and driving towards positive results. So much so that I wrote a book on the Change Mindset. I work with professionals and organizations to help them successfully transition through change. I am an Organizational Change … Continue reading Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta on Change Leadership

How to overcome the 5 key challenges of using Big Data and Analytics

Peter Chisambara ACMA CGMA Today, Big Data is the cornerstone of business strategy. Companies are no longer relying only on information generated from their ERP systems to drive strategic, financial and operational decisions, rather, they have to make use of data from other sources such as CRM systems, social media, and website clicks. As a … Continue reading How to overcome the 5 key challenges of using Big Data and Analytics

Beyond the Balance Sheet

Hadriana Leo To inspire more entrepreneurship that endures beyond the initial pain points of the first few years, accounting professionals should extend themselves to offer value that goes beyond the generated financial statements. That starting and operating a successful business is challenging is a given. It is a point that all can agree upon. Within … Continue reading Beyond the Balance Sheet

Becoming an Agent of Change in the Workplace

Elewechi Okike There are many principles that distinguish people who become agents of change in their work place. Here are just a few of them, from the story of a young man, named Joseph: Be ready to go beyond the call of duty Pharaoh had two dreams that troubled him, and none of his magicians … Continue reading Becoming an Agent of Change in the Workplace

Key Tips for New Start-Ups

Dwania McLarty-Peele, Owner and Executive Director, Canadian Small Business Women  Building an organization is just like starting a business. You need a plan. After 5 years of running Canadian Small Business Women, I had a chance to reflect and really think about what my challenges were. Some of these start-up challenges are still challenges five … Continue reading Key Tips for New Start-Ups

How to avoid the 4 most common jobsearch mistakes Chinazom Chidolue For most students graduating in the summer, the winter is prime recruiting season. While undergoing the job search be careful to avoid making these mistakes: Not networking enough Mistake: You do everything BUT network while looking for a job. You apply to as many job posts as you can each day and … Continue reading How to avoid the 4 most common jobsearch mistakes

5 Lessons from the movie “Concussion”

Dr Bennet Omalu with Will Smith, Source: Chiamaka Chuke-Okafor This episode is all about Perseverance. There are so many examples of international personalities who have shown that people who have managed to identify their purpose and true mission and focus solely on it are able to preserve during hard times. The most important thing … Continue reading 5 Lessons from the movie “Concussion”

Purpose Driven Leadership

Brigette Hyacinth   The greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life without purpose. —Dr Myles Munroe Purpose is increasingly being called the key to navigating this uncertain world we live in today. To have purpose is to give meaning to the goals we are striving to achieve. Your leadership purpose is the … Continue reading Purpose Driven Leadership

“Do The Right Thing”: How to be an effective CFO Abiodun Mamora According to Peter F. Drucker, the measure of the executive is the ability to “get the right things done”. To be effective means you are able to deliver on expectations. So what are the right things a CFO should be doing? A CFO is expected to advise the management and board on … Continue reading “Do The Right Thing”: How to be an effective CFO

Building a Professional Network as a Platform for Empowerment  

  Source: Toronto Regional Immigration Employment Council Networking is an essential part of an individual’s professional development. A professional network is a great resource for professionals to connect, collaborate and share their knowledge with each other. That was Jenny Okonkwo’s vision in founding the Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN). She tells us how she went … Continue reading Building a Professional Network as a Platform for Empowerment