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Guylaine Saint Juste, SHRM-SCP, CAE – 2024 Most Powerful Women in Accounting

Guylaine Saint Juste, SHRM-SCP, CAE

2023 Most Powerful Women in Accounting
President & CEO
NABA, Inc.

What is your favorite part of being a member of the accounting profession?

I am passionate about working with my team to path and pave a more just world. My team holds immense significance for me and, together we are reshaping the perception of accounting beyond a field— it is the language of money, business and wealth. This is why at NABA, we see ourselves as catalysts in bridging the wealth disparity for Black Business Leaders in our nation.

How have you personally seen the roles of women evolve in the accounting profession?

Absolutely. I draw inspiration from remarkable leaders such as Lara Abrash, Chair of US Deloitte, Jen Leary, CEO of CLA, and the accomplished women of NABA featured in Forbes 200. They embody innovation, disruption, and leadership driven by both passion and courage. Their unwavering commitment to the principles of freedom and justice deeply resonates with me and fuels my own aspirations.

What do you anticipate will be the biggest change in the accounting profession in the next 10 years?

AI and Gen AI will fundamentally reshape and revolutionize the operations of this industry. This is why NABA has expanded its efforts to prioritize talent, innovation, and culture, reaching a diverse range of constituents and stakeholders. Our aim is to lead the way in embracing the fourth industrial revolution.

What is your favorite professional mobile app, and why?

LinkedIn serves as a valuable tool for me to stay updated on trends and thought leadership and to connect with fellow change-makers.

What are your favorite podcasts?

I regularly tune in to insights from thought leaders such as Adam Grant, absorb research findings from McKinsey & Co on the state of Black communities and CEO leadership, and carve out time to engage with the wisdom shared by Brene Brown and Bryan Stephenson.

What books have you read recently that you would like to recommend?

Two standout reads for me this year are “She Would Be King” by Wayétu Moore and “How Beautiful We Were” by Imbolo Mbue.


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