An accomplished leader and former business owner, co-founded of EtiennePartners with her husband. Together, they help organizations build more inclusive cultures through training and workshops designed to be practical, apply immediately to real-world situations to maximize participant engagement and long-term retention. Previously, as Director - Diversity & Inclusion for Grant Thornton (GT), she managed the firm's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Team responsible for developing and implementing GT’s firm-wide D&I strategy. Before GT, as President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), Jina was responsible for strategic direction, stakeholder relationships, organizational priorities, and managing the day-to-day operation of the Association and its staff. Before joining NABA, she was Director – Taxation, Tax Ethics & Professional Standards, AICPA Tax Section at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). She joined the AICPA after 17 years in private practice at Etienne & Associates, LLC (E&A), a boutique CPA firm specializing in tax that served small businesses and their owners. She began her career in public accounting in the tax department of Touche Ross (now Deloitte). On a personal note, she is part of the Peloton community (#Mama_Cat), loves coffee and enjoys jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, and cake decorating.
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy sits down with Jina to discuss her career and motherhood.