Difference Makers

In this section we look at Chartered Accountants who have transformed communities, businesses, and the wider world, making a real difference in the lives of others. We call them “Difference Makers”.

Chartered Accountants – Difference Makers

Finance touches every part of every organisation. The skills, perspectives and training that Chartered Accountants have makes them a force for real change when it is needed most. Chartered Accountants’ contribution at work, in communities, society and the wider economy makes them true “Difference Makers”.

Now, as the world struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and grapples with the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine, we face huge financial and business challenges. The right advice will be critical. That is why there has never been a better time for governments, businesses, and individuals to work together and to understand the value that Chartered Accountants bring.

Online Events & Webinars

Difference Makers Discuss

Difference Makers Discuss is a web series that aims to explore, and find solutions to, some of the most pressing issues affecting Chartered Accountants and the business & finance sector more broadly. From diversity and inclusion to mental health, and from trust in business to digital disruption and the climate emergency, we’ll take an unflinching look.

Every episode will feature difference makers from the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family in a conversation that will touch on some of the biggest issues facing businesses today.  Each guest will give their valuable perspective on an issue they’ve directly experienced in their working lives.

Watch the latest Difference Makers Discuss webinar below:

Past Highlights

Difference Makers Discuss… The Value of Diversity

In this episode, our guests discuss the value of diversity. Exclusion and discrimination can take many forms. Whether the discrimination is based on age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, gender or other perceived differences, being treated unfairly at work for these reasons is a significant and insidious problem in many workplaces.

Watch the highlights

Insights on Difference Makers

Insights on Difference Makers

Mental Health Matters

The Silent Pandemic – Insights from Difference Makers Discuss… Mental Health Matters

Pre COVID-19, we already had a silent pandemic affecting millions of people. As Chartered Accountants, we can bring about change in the organisations we work for, shine a light on the issue both locally – and globally.

Difference Makers Podcast Amir Dossal

“Did he say a million or a billion?!” Amir Dossal reflects on his life as a Difference Maker

I remember Kofi Annan saying ‘did he say a million or a billion’? So we said ‘no sir he said a billion with a B!' Recently, the Difference Makers Podcast spoke with Amir Dossal a Chartered Accountant and 25-year veteran of the United Nations. Amir is founder and president of […]

Difference Makers Discuss the Value of Diversity

Highlights from Difference Makers Discuss… The Value of Diversity

This first episode ‘Difference Makers Discuss… The Value of Diversity’ included a dynamic group of speakers with expertise in chartered accountancy, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship, and academic research.

The Difference Makers Podcast

Difference Makers Podcast

We created this podcast in order to celebrate the lives and work of people who have transformed communities, businesses, and the wider world, making a real difference in the lives of others. We call them “Difference Makers”.

In each episode, our host, Indy Hothi, meets a new Difference Maker. Listen to our first episode today – David Nussbaum, a prisoner of hope.

Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts,  StitcherSpotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and other podcast networks.

Watch the series on YouTube

Beyond Accounting Difference Makers Podcast

Beyond Accounting – Difference Makers Podcast

CAW Network USA recently launched a podcast series, “Beyond Accounting – Difference Makers.”  Each episode highlights a professional Chartered Accountant who is making a difference in their company, industry, or society. Our listeners get to learn a little bit about our featured speaker but also gain their advice on success and pushing boundaries to change the landscape for the better.

Subscribe today on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and other podcast networks.

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TOMORROW: Beyond Accounting Webinar – Post COVID well-being and the new way of work. When: August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT. Join our panel of experts sharing perspectives from South Africa and the USA to tie in with Women’s Day in South Africa: http://ow.ly/9w8m50K6hCh

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Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work - Perspectives from South Africa and the USA - CAW Network USA

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged...

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DON'T MISS OUT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/gBrc50K6nBU

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SAICA WIL – Resetting 2022: Reflect, Reconnect, Revitalise

As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022...

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WEBINAR: Beyond Accounting – Post COVID well-being and the new way of work. When: August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT. Join our panel of experts sharing perspectives from South Africa and the USA to tie in with Women’s Day in South Africa. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/5Bc950K6hyH

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Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work - Perspectives from South Africa and the USA - CAW Network USA

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged...

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DON'T MISS OUT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/WZBk50K6nBV

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BOOK YOUR SEAT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/fT1a50K6nv0

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SAICA WIL – Resetting 2022: Reflect, Reconnect, Revitalise

As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022...

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WEBINAR: Beyond Accounting – Post COVID well-being and the new way of work. When: August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT. Join our panel of experts sharing perspectives from South Africa and the USA to tie in with Women’s Day in South Africa. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/hpzu50K6hxJ

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Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work - Perspectives from South Africa and the USA - CAW Network USA

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged...

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BOOK YOUR SEAT: Virtual Women in Leadership Conference: As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, @SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August: http://ow.ly/3qtH50K6nv4

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