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.