BlackLine Systems CEO Invited to Speak at 2014 McGraw Hill Financial WINS Leadership Conference

Financial software company founder to speak at annual Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success event alongside executives from JP Morgan Chase, Walmart, as well as client company McGraw Hill Financial

LOS ANGELES – May 14, 2014 – BlackLine Systems CEO and Founder Therese Tucker has been invited to speak at the 2014 McGraw Hill Financial WINS (Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success) Conference next Tuesday, May 20, in New York.

Hosted by BlackLine client company McGraw Hill Financial, the 2014 conference will focus on the advancement of women in the workplace and specifically on how women can succeed in primarily male-dominated fields, such as technology and finance. Drawing on her experience building BlackLine Systems from the ground up into the leading company in its space, Tucker will participate on a panel entitled“I’m Essential,” where she will share her insights having built a successful financial software company at the intersection of two predominantly male fields.

Other WINS speakers include executives from JP Morgan Chase, McGraw Hill Financial and Walmart, as well as several best-selling authors.

A recognized leader and inspiration for other entrepreneurs and young women looking to excel in business, Tucker has spoken several times at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference, as well as at the Columbia University Women’s Leadership Conference and to accounting and business students at New York University (NYU).

Tucker’s passion, persistence and effort have paid off with BlackLine ranking No. 15 on the 2012 list of the ‘50 Fastest’ Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America, as reported in The Wall St. Journal. Tucker also was honored last year with a ‘2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award’ from Enterprising Women magazine.

In addition, BlackLine has made the Software 500 list of the world’s “largest and best performing” software companies for the past three years and the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 for the past six years in a row, joining the ranks of such companies as Jamba Juice, Microsoft and Patagonia.

The 2014 WINS Conference will be held at McGraw Hill Financial headquarters in New York City.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralising and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize enterprises.  Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance and Accounting by centralising key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities. BlackLine helps companies modernise accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.  To date more than 2,800 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney servicing its 14 global locations.For more information, please visit


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