The global ACFE community is made up of more than 85,000 individuals, each with their own identities, experiences, opinions and contributions. And our community is undoubtedly stronger because of our diversity. But we most benefit from this strength
when we intentionally honor these differences by:
Research supports this — diverse and inclusive teams make better business decisions, are more innovative and, ultimately, outperform those with less diversity. The work of pushing for true diversity, equity and inclusion is a responsibility held
by all and done for all. Below are resources for ACFE members and others to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the anti-fraud community and beyond.
the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes intersections of age, race, skin color, mental and developmental abilities, education, faith, religion, beliefs, ancestry, national origin, citizenship,
language differences, nationality, political views, parental status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, social class, economic class, work and behavioral styles, experiences, culture and more.
the fair treatment, access, and opportunity for all individuals and groups of individuals within systems and institutions.
a dedicated effort to promote and celebrate diversity. While diversity will exist in every social system, inclusion must be created and actively encouraged to ensure all individuals feel welcome and valued.
Now, more than ever, it’s vital to stay connected to your fraud-fighting peers. The ACFE’s online community, mentoring program and 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge are great ways to stay connected and build long-lasting relationships.