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Anthony Pugliese, CEO of CalCPA Discusses Overcoming Obstacles As a Member of the LGBTQ Community and Being a CPA and Accounting Profession

BURLINGAME, CA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / December 31, 2019 /

The Top 100 People: Overcoming Obstacles

December 31, 2019 8:52 AM


"Being a member of the LGBTQ community as a CPA was a challenge, particularly in the earlier stages of my career when the profession was not perhaps as welcoming as it could have been of members who were part of my community.


Once I progressed further in my career to leadership and executive positions, I found the profession to have become more welcoming, inclusive and diverse. I stayed focused on balancing my personal life with my professional life, which kept me centered on the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity in our profession. I believe I am a better leader as a result of these challenges and overcoming them and living as my genuine self."


— Anthony Pugliese, CEO, California Society of CPAs

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