Join us for a conversation with Brian Streig, Tax Director with Calhoun, Thomson + Matta, LLP in Austin, TX. With over 20 years of experience in public accounting service clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations, Brian is joining us to share his experiences as a gay man working in public accounting.
While the issues and challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community are often considered when developing D&I strategy, communication about those efforts tends to be more subdued. Brian will share his experience, perspective, and thoughts about how we can be more transparent and inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community in D&I efforts across the profession. We hope you join the conversation!
Jina is a consultant and speaker on diversity, inclusion, culture, and belonging. She creates training programs and workshops to help clients move forward in their D&I journey. She is a storyteller and speaks candidly about her experiences, hard lessons, and ‘aha’ moments that helped her understand the importance of individuality, the value of curiosity, and the courage it takes to “just” be yourself. Often described as “approachable” and “relatable” by her clients, she works with purpose and the intention of being engaging, practical, and immediately applicable to real-world situations. Jina draws from her unique background and mix of work experiences to offer examples and share insights designed to benefit everyone across the workplace ecosystem – executives, management, employees, and customers.
Previously, she was Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered a unique strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with her husband, EP was a full-time partnership in both work and life. Although in different professions, their work often intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership and navigating conflict within teams. Combining their experiences, backgrounds, and work led to the development of their unique approach to D&I, which she continues to use in her practice today.
Brian Streig, CPA, is Tax Director at Calhoun, Thomson + Matza, LLP, in Austin, Texas. Brian has over 20 years of public accounting experience in tax assistance and compliance with clients from start-up to multinational corporations. Brian currently has a specialty serving clients in the insurance industry and has significant experience with technology, entertainment, non-profit, and professional services.
As a gay man in public accounting, Brian is familiar with the challenges, barriers, and misconceptions many in the LGBTQ+ community face at work, particularly for those who work in the professional services community. He is passionate about this issue because he wants the next generations of accountants to feel safe and comfortable being themselves at work. Today, he lives in Austin, TX, with his husband Curt Young and their dog Ryder.