All IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) members: Want to raise your leadership IQ and create a more inclusive leadership culture in your organization? Then join colleagues and industry experts at the next Women’s Accounting Leadership Series event, to be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the University of Massachusetts Club in downtown Boston.

The program – open to men and women alike – will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will cover topics such as:

  • Strategies for success and advice for aspiring leaders
  • Managing professional challenges and achieving work/life balance
  • Developing executive skills and optimizing your talent
  • Current industry topics for accounting and finance professionals

Speakers will include:

  • Sandra Richtermeyer, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., Dean, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, former IMA Global Board Chair
  • Leslie F. Seidman, Independent Corporate Director and former FASB Chair
  • Ashley B. Gibson, CMA, CPA, Risk and Financial Advisory Manager, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Beth F. Kaplan, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Controllership™
  • Bethany Sensenig, CMA, VP, Finance and Commercial Operations - Japan, APAC, Latin America, and Biosimilars Business at Biogen
  • Laura Peck, CPA, Controller at Novolex

IMA members who register before September 30 will receive the Early Bird rate of just $30 (regularly $50). Enter promo code WALS30 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. The registration fee includes four NASBA CPE credits, breakfast, and a light lunch.

This event is part of a continuing series offered by IMA. Since its launch in 2014, the Women’s Accounting Leadership Series has hosted eight events, providing a forum for women (and men) in accounting and finance to exchange ideas on leadership development and strategies for success. It has grown to a semiannual event, attracting attendees from across the U.S. and internationally. Earlier this year, IMA held its first non-U.S. event at Vrije University in Amsterdam. The program drew more than 100 attendees from across Europe, all committed to sharing best practices for career success.

Future events are already planned for 2019: at Amsterdam’s Vrije University, on March 7; and at Baruch College in New York City, on May 3. Stay tuned for further details.

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