BLACKLINE CEO THERESE TUCKER APPEARS ON BBC BUSINESS MATTERS

165,000 potential BlackLine customers still out there: “That’s kind of sexy” – CEO Therese Tucker appears on BBC Business Matters

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to be interviewed by a number of skilled and insightful BBC broadcast journalists, and last night it was my pleasure to appear on BBC World Service’s Business Matters show and speak with host Fergus Nicoll, and live from Hong Kong, Andrew Peaple, Deputy Asia Finance Editor for The Wall Street Journal.

On the show, we discuss the appointment of Suzanne Scott as CEO of Fox News. Is it simply a reputation-saving exercise for the media giant or a real opportunity for a shift in the company’s treatment of women?

We then move on to discuss Professor Martin Parker’s views on business school. Is getting an MBA worth it or is self-taught gumption and grit the real fabric of the successful entrepreneur?

Finally, toward the end of the segment, I get the chance to share the story of my journey with Fergus and his listeners: the role of failure in business, my formative years as a young programmer, and my views on keeping big business responsible and conscientious.

The program also features news from reporters on the ground in New York, Jakarta and Zimbabwe.

I feel privileged to have been involved in this program. It was an enlivening and enlightening experience, and my thanks goes out to Fergus and everyone involved at the BBC for having me.

If you’d like to listen to the full episode, look for the Thursday, 17 May, show on the BBC Business Matters website.

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CEO Therese Tucker founded BlackLine in 2001. She designed the first offerings of BlackLine’s products, engineered its transition to the cloud in 2007, and has led the organization in automating the financial close process via the company’s flagship Finance Controls and Automation Platform. Under her direction, BlackLine has experienced strong growth since its inception.