Inspiring girls on Long Island to be strong, smart and bold.
Managing Director, Nonprofit Advisory Services, BDO, USA LLP
I believe that now more than ever we need to inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. I’m passionate about gender equality and have been involved in workplace diversity and inclusion programs for several years. I became interested in local community involvement and found Girl’s Inc of Long Island. As I learned about the organization, I felt very connected to the organization’s mission, was impressed by the programming and excited by the growth of the organization especially in recent years. I am thrilled to support an organization that is changing the future for girls.
Colleen Duffy is a Managing Director in BDO’s Nonprofit Advisory Services practice. She advises organizations on a wide range of issues including process and technology effectiveness and optimization, internal controls, enterprise risk management, as well as compliance matters. She brings over 20 years of experience as a finance, operations and technology advisor, providing leadership, improving processes and compliance, and reducing risk.
As a global finance and technology leader, Colleen’s work is focused on nonprofit organizations and education institutions, yet brings a breadth of experience from working with clients in other industries including, technology, professional services, and media and entertainment. She has a strong reputation for quality delivery and reliability, and values developing strong, long-term client relationships.
In addition to being a board member of Girls Inc of Long Island, Colleen serves as part of the NYC Leadership Council for Plan International USA. This volunteer group of New York City women leaders passionately supports the mission of Plan International USA’s “Because I am a Girl” movement, realizing that the potential of girls in developing countries is far greater than the poverty they are born into.
Colleen received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston College, her Master’s degree in International Politics and Economic Development from Fordham University and holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University.