Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Join a Diverse Network

At the CFO Leadership Council, we believe that diversity strengthens our community. We have been committed, since inception, to provide an environment in which diversity in all its forms are welcomed and engaged in our organization.

Our Mission 

The CFO Leadership Council champions diversity celebrating race, ethnicity and gender, as well as culture, experience, creativity and ideas. By embracing the value of broad perspectives, we not only cultivate success in our business, but return on our promise of empowering CFOs and their teams. 

Our Commitment 


Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group will hold a series of virtual programs and networking events addressing issues of particular concern to underrepresented groups in financial leadership


All events will be created by our Advisory Board, a diverse group of leaders who are committed to achieving equality in the workforce


An opportunity for all executives to have a voice and make a difference

Meet Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

Admira AdovicConsulting CFO, KARE CFOs
Ann VictorFinance Executive, In Transition
Azim MazajonwallaCFO, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
Bob MartinCFO, Hayfield Window & Door Company
Carolyn ContrearasCFO, Fiedler Group
CB BowmanCEO, Workplace, Equity and Equality
Debbie DorschPrincipal, Parallel Risk Advisors
Kenn TurnerCEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Marcel VernonCFO, Massachusetts Trial Courts
Marcos TorresVice President of Finance, Huntress Labs
Martin LoFinance Executive, In Transition
Max OligarioSenior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of American Merrill Lynch
Michelle GarrisonCFO, GetixHealth, LLC
Monica StevensonInterim CFO
Peter HernandezPrincipal, PDH Consulting
Richard RobinsonCFO, Luminii LLC
Sidd ManjeshwarCFO, FirstLight Power, Inc.
Tim GouldVice President of Finance & Operations (CFO/COO), Make-A-Wish- Alaska & Washington
Vanessa HartiganCFO, BlueX Trade, Inc.
Von CelestineHead of Finance and Talent, Bridgeway Capital Management

The Ascend Program 

The Ascend Program is an opportunity for senior financial executives from underrepresented backgrounds to become members of The CFO Leadership Council. Candidates will apply for a free one-year membership along with access to our mentor community.

DE&I Contacts

Andrea HoulneOperations Manager, Partner Relations, CFO Leadership Council
Caroline BoyceChapter Director; National Membership Manager
Jack McCulloughFounder
Sharisse GuisaoRegional Marketing Associate