Glory Emmanuel Audit & Assurance Senior
Deloitte & Touche LLP,
San Francisco Bay Area

Adriana Contreras Tax Senior Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP,

Britney Sullivan Tax Senior
Deloitte Tax LLP,

Thalia Smith Audit & Assurance Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP,
New York

Nataly Santana Audit & Assurance Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP,
New York

Peter Velez Audit & Assurance Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP,
Los Angeles


Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable

Fueling greater racial and ethnic diversity in accounting and tax

Deloitte is committed to generate more advisory, auditing, and tax career opportunities and leadership pathways for the next generation of certified public accountants (CPAs). MADE—Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable—represents a bold vision for the accounting profession, both in terms of increasing racial and ethnic diversity, and helping students of color see and realize their future in business through the prism and possibilities of accounting.

Leading the change, together

MADE combines both financial support and the depth of resources an organization of Deloitte‘s size can bring to attract diverse individuals into the accounting field and support them as they chart their path: from high school to business professional to industry leadership. Our MADE commitment, which includes accounting scholarships, is a comprehensive strategy to work to address the major barriers faced by racially and ethnically diverse students and to grow the population of diverse talent—thus helping transform the future of the accounting profession.


Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program

Undergraduate students

The Deloitte Foundation expects to provide $30 million in financial support to help fund scholarships for students pursuing a fifth-year master‘s program in accounting at participating colleges and universities, aiming to consider applicants from diverse demographic groups in the spirit of supporting a diverse student population. Applications for the 2022–2023 school year opened in fall 2021 with scholarships granted in 2022.

Audit & Assurance Stride CPA readiness program

Entry-level professionals/CPA candidates

Deloitte seeks to address the barriers faced by recruited professionals taking the CPA exam by supporting their preparation. Deloitte has collaborated with Wake Forest University’s faculty to create an in-person program for approximately 10 weeks with real-time access to and instruction from experienced CPA tutors. Participants will be compensated and expected to sit for all four parts of the exam during this rigorous program.

Deloitte Academy: Accounting Edition program

High school students

Deloitte is committed to inspiring and preparing youth for long-term success by collaborating with high schools, colleges, state CPA societies, and various nonprofits to bring accounting to life for thousands of racially and ethnically diverse youth across the country.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) strategy


Building on existing relationships with HBCUs and HSIs, Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation aim to support faculty and administration with additional funding for curriculum development as accounting skill sets evolve.

Climb Fellowship program

Mid-level accounting professionals

Deloitte collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University‘s Tepper School of Business to launch a fellowship program with a focus on bringing Black and Hispanic/Latinx mid-career accounting professionals together to create a community and provide resources to help position them for senior roles within their organizations.

MADE Working Group

Accounting ecosystem leaders

The MADE working group brings together racially and ethnically diverse business, academic, and community leaders to contribute leading external perspectives, challenge our thinking, and create a forum to engage with one another. These leaders bring a vast array of experiences and passions to advance equity and inclusion.

MADE in the news

June 30, 2022

Deloitte’s Thalia Smith shares her passion for helping the next generation through Deloitte MADE in Equal Opportunity

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June 21, 2022

One year into the Deloitte MADE commitment, Lara Abrash and Thalia Smith discuss the progress to date in Forbes

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April 7, 2022

The Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program at Prairie View A&M University featured on

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February 14, 2022

Lara Abrash, CEO of Deloitte & Touche, discusses diversity, Deloitte’s MADE commitment, and more on The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan podcast

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October 4, 2021

Thalia Smith returns to the Black News Channel to discuss Deloitte‘s MADE commitment

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July 23, 2021

Thalia Smith shares the story of her journey as a Black woman in accounting on Bloomberg‘s Talking Tax podcast

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June 28, 2021

Lara Abrash and Thalia Smith share how Deloitte is helping to address the roadblocks to diversity in accounting on the Accounting Today podcast

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June 3, 2021

Thalia Smith discusses the MADE commitment on the Black News Channel

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June 2, 2021

Learn about Deloitte‘s $75 million commitment to increase diversity in accounting in Forbes

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