Loreal Jiles is vice president of research and thought leadership at IMA. In this role, Loreal advances the management accounting profession through robust research initiatives that deliver actionable insights to accountants and financial professionals in business. Loreal is a former member of the IMA Global Board of Directors and is liaison to the IMA Committee on Academic Relations. She holds a B.S. in accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and an MBA from Tulane University. As lead researcher of this global series of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) studies, Loreal has spearheaded the largest collective effort toward DE&I progress across the global accounting profession and is honored to leverage solutions outlined in this report to champion collaborative action in the future.