New GGI Special Interest Group Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Not too long ago, Richard E. Mastrocola, President and CEO of GGI member firm Tonneson + Co, approached Claudio G. Cocca and Michael Reiss von Filski with the idea of establishing a new GGI Special Interest Group in the area of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). He has the full support of GGI leadership, as it is perfectly in line with GGI’s Corporate Social Responsibility plans for the future. Rick has offered to be the Global Chairperson of this new group.

The intent of the DEI Special Interest Group would be to increase awareness and understanding about diversity, equity, and inclusion globally, across GGI member firms. This group would discuss best practices and offer education and training on DEI topics for the benefit of member firms. Areas of focus may include:

  • Fostering inclusion and a sense of belonging in our firms;
  • Education on unconscious bias;
  • Education on moving through discomfort to have meaningful conversations;
  • Expanding the diversity of our professional networks, advisors, and client base;
  • Developing inclusive recruiting/hiring practices.

The DEI Special Interest Group will focus on building diverse, equitable and inclusive environments that foster awareness, growth, community, and collaboration.

GGI is far more than an association of professional firms. We have all managed to build an international community of professionals with a strong and determined sense for values and skills. This new Special Interest Group will foster our values beyond borders and will send out an important message to all member firms, their partners, managers, staff and clients.

A kick-off conversation will be scheduled in due course in order to determine the goals of this new Special Interest Group. We encourage your Human Resources professionals to participate, and we greatly value your input as we move this new group forward. All interested GGI members, who are interested in participating in this Special Interest Group, should contact Rick directly.


Richard E. Mastrocola

Richard E. Mastrocola

GGI member firm
Tonneson + Co
Advisory, Auditing & Accounting, Corporate Finance, Tax
Boston (MA), USA
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Published: GGI Insider, No. 115, September 2021

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