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Women in Leadership Summit October 27, 2018

How time flies! Our network is currently in its third year of existence, having launched in October 2016. We are proud and excited to bring to our members our inaugural Women in Leadership Summit, taking place on October 27, 2018. This will be THE Summit for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders. Please note this is a … Continue reading Women in Leadership Summit October 27, 2018

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“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!

BFAN Partners with JVS Toronto, Delivers Epic Group Mentorship

Written by: Chidinma Durosaro Driven by the need to encourage and promote personal development as well as provide individuals with relevant career advice required to maintain a broad perspective on career options and opportunities, BFAN provided the platform for mentees to connect with mentors in the financial sector. On February 23rd,2019 through the partnership between … Continue reading BFAN Partners with JVS Toronto, Delivers Epic Group Mentorship

BFAN/EY 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration – Balance for Better

Written by: Ada Eze-Onuorah On Thursday March 7, 2019 BFAN collaborated with Ernst & Young (EY) on International Women’s Day to celebrate the women business profession. It was a successful, inspiring and enlightening event. It was a great learning experience for everyone who attended. The first segment of the event was a question and answer … Continue reading BFAN/EY 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration – Balance for Better

2019 Annual Tax Update

Presented by: Shavon Hyatt, CPA,CA At BFAN's second meeting of the year, our in-house tax expert- Shavon Hyatt presented the 2019 annual tax update. The session was aimed at educating members on key corporate and personal income tax changes for the year. As with previous years' tax updates, members left the session well informed and … Continue reading 2019 Annual Tax Update

Networking – Game Changing Strategies

Written by: Amara Itua-Ojefua On April 13, 2019, BFAN hosted yet another strategic and intellectually rewarding event on networking. The session was anchored by guest speaker Hugh Anthony, PhD. Hugh facilitating the session Members commenting and making contributions during the interactive session Networking no doubt has become a critical success factor in building the foundation … Continue reading Networking – Game Changing Strategies

How an Internationally Trained Tax Specialist Entered the Canadian Workforce: Amara’s Journey

Written by:  Diane Williams-Tyrrell CPA, CGA Newly Arrived When Amara arrived in Canada on May 17, 2018 she had an onerous task in front of her, trying to break into the Canadian workforce.  Her potential roadblock was that as an internationally trained tax professional she had the required skills but no Canadian work experience.  Never … Continue reading How an Internationally Trained Tax Specialist Entered the Canadian Workforce: Amara’s Journey

TRIEC/PINs March 2019 Roundtable

Written By:  Diane Williams-Tyrrell, CPA, CGA On March 30, 2019 Toronto Region Employment Council (TRIEC) held a roundtable for leaders of its Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) and invited guests. “Building Employer Connections” was the day’s theme. PINs leaders came together in the downtown core meeting venue to connect with each other, share information, have professional … Continue reading TRIEC/PINs March 2019 Roundtable

Celebrating 2019 Black History Month with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Canada

In February 2019, BFAN was represented at PwC Canada’s Black Professionals Inclusion Network event. The event which was organized in celebration of the Black History Month was themed “Black Voices in Leadership and Diversity”. Cross section of panelists at the PwC/BFAN Black History Month Event The panelists engaged the audience in an open, deep, honest … Continue reading Celebrating 2019 Black History Month with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Canada

Presidential Announcement

2019 marked a new beginning in the Network's history as the Network’s founder - Jenny Okonkwo- passed on the baton to Mora Olububokun who now becomes the first President of the Network. Jenny will continue to support the Network in a non-member facing role focused on future strategy, collaboration, partnerships and sponsorship opportunities. Below is … Continue reading Presidential Announcement

2018 Women in Leadership Summit

Written by: Chidimma Eghagha CPA, CGA, MBA The full-day Women in Leadership Summit #WILS2018 was a major milestone for our network in 2018. Turnout and participation for the event was phenomenal, with seating capacity fully booked plus a waitlist, the room stayed fully engaged and connected all day. It was indeed a day of connecting … Continue reading 2018 Women in Leadership Summit

BFAN Presidential Announcement by Founder – Jenny Okonkwo

Dear Ladies, This weekend, January 26th, Black Female Accountants Network held the first meeting in 2019 and marked a new beginning in the Network's history. Founder - Jenny Okonkwo- passed on the baton to Mora Olububokun who now becomes the first President of the Network. Jenny will continue to support the Network in a non-member facing … Continue reading BFAN Presidential Announcement by Founder – Jenny Okonkwo