Join IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and Pace University as they host the upcoming Women’s Accounting Leadership Series (WALS) event on Friday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This exciting half-day conference will be held in the Aniello Bianco room on the campus of Pace University in New York City.

The Women’s Accounting Leadership Series - a special event created by women, for women - provides a forum for women in accounting and finance to share thoughts and experiences on leadership development and strategies for success. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet new people while expanding their professional network, learn more about current and emerging trends in controllership, and share stories of challenges and triumphs experienced by career-focused women in business.

With a diverse topic list and dynamic speakers, this event promises to be both inspiring and informative. For the first time in its four-year history, the Women’s Accounting Leadership Series will feature an interactive discussion with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author, Joann S. Lublin.

Guest speaker presentations include:
  • Quick Bytes of Insight (1.0 CPE)
    Sandra Richtermeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, dean, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell and former IMA Global Chair

  • Controllership Trends (1.0 CPE)
    Ashley Gibson, advisory manager, Deloitte
    Beth Kaplan, managing director, Deloitte Center for Controllership™

  • Sharing Pearls of Wisdom (1.0 CPE)
    Sandra Richtermeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, dean, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and former IMA Global Chair will facilitate a lively discussion with panelists:
    • Gloria Lio, managing director, BNY Mellon
    • Audre Lukosevicius, senior manager, Mazars USA, LLP
    • Kathleen McDonald, director of accounting, WW Systems/Cross Brand and Pan-Asia Geographies, IBM

  • Lessons from Trailblazing Women (1.0 CPE)
    Leslie Seidman, executive director, Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Lubin School of Business, Pace University will facilitate an interactive discussion with:
    • Joann S. Lublin, author of “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World”

For additional information about the presenters, please visit the following link: Agenda and Bios.

Whether just launching your career, on the fast-track up the corporate ladder, searching for insights into greater work/life balance, refreshing your skills, or anything in between, we encourage you to take part in this exciting event.

In addition to gaining valuable insights into advancing your career, attendees will earn four NASBA-approved Continuing Professional Education credits. Registration is $50, which includes, breakfast, and an informal lunch. Register before September 30 to save $20 off of the registration fee. Use discount code WALS30NYC. Please visit the following link to register: Women’s Accounting Leadership Series in New York.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with smart, career-driven, successful women. Register today!

For more information or to ask questions about the event, please contact Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CAE, IMA director of educational partnerships, at, or by calling (201) 474-1706.