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 Systems
BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. With more than 90,000 users in over 100 countries, BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Though ERP-agnostic, the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is an SAP-endorsed business solution – joining the ranks of fewer than 40 other software offerings globally that are endorsed by the enterprise application software leader. BlackLine also is an SAP Gold Partner.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class financial software in a simple and secure SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals.

BlackLine headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney to serve the company’s growing global client base. For more information, please visit


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