Outstanding Diversity Advancement

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Fan Tielking, CPA
Partner, Tax Services | EY

This award honors CPAs who are working to promote diversity and inclusion within the profession, encouraging students and incoming professionals of diverse backgrounds to pursue the CPA designation, and actively assisting in the retention and career advancement of diverse professionals.

From growing up in China to earning a partner position at EY’s St. Louis office, Fan Tielking has made it part of her mission to provide mentorship and sponsorship for diverse professionals and actively give back to the community.

As the Inclusiveness Partner Champion in her office, Fan helps professionals navigate and advance their careers while fostering a culture of inclusion. Under Fan’s leadership, this group has tripled in size and has furthered the diversity and inclusion dialogue for current and incoming professionals within the firm. She also works with the firm’s Professional Women’s Network to help provide female professionals with a path to advancement.

Fan sits on various boards across the region, bringing her perspective to top leadership and sharing best practices. She is a member of the advisory board for St. Louis University’s Master of International Business executive program and has served as treasurer for the St. Louis Asian American Chamber of Commerce. She is also involved with St. Louis Mosaic, an organization dedicated to regional prosperity through immigration and innovation. In this role, Fan meets with foreign-born accounting professionals considering a move to St. Louis to offer mentorship, as well as help them find their way in the community, such as through job placement and housing search assistance. She also serves on MOCPA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.