Learn how to build a more inclusive leadership culture at two upcoming Women’s Accounting Leadership Series events: in Amsterdam in March and in New York City in May. Both of these events offer an opportunity for attendees (both women and men) to expand their business network, discuss challenges women face in business, and develop leadership skills – all in an interactive, engaging forum.

Amsterdam: March 7

For the second consecutive year, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and NBA (Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants - The Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants) will host a half-day event at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. The event coincides with International Women’s Day, celebrating women’s achievements in the workforce.

Topics covered will include:

  • Strategies for success and advice for aspiring leaders
  • Navigating your career with confidence
  • Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces

Confirmed speakers include: Fatema El-Wakeel, CMA, senior finance leader – big data analytics, Jaguar Land Rover; Marianne Zwagerman, Dutch writer, columnist, and media entrepreneur; Marieke van den Brink, Ph.D., professor of gender and diversity at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University; and Terence Guiamo, head of diversity and inclusion, PwC.

For more information and to register, please visit the Women's Accounting Leadership Series on the IMA website.

New York City: May 3

Plans are already underway for the next Women’s Accounting Leadership Series in the U.S., which will be held on the campus of Baruch College in midtown Manhattan on May 3.

The half-day event will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; confirmed speakers will include: Romy Newman, founder and CEO, Fairy GodBoss; Martina Hund-Mejean, CFO, MasterCard; Marsha Hunt, CPA, FASB board member; Gina Goodenow, CPA, CFE, CFO, United Way of New York City; and Laurie Bergman, CMA, CPA, controller and CAO, AmeriGas.

Registration for this event opens at the end of February; check your email for complete details and registration information.

“These half-day events provide excellent opportunities for building your network, exchanging ideas and best practices, and developing leadership skills,” said Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA director of business development. “Our popular Women’s Accounting Leadership Series program helps to strengthen IMA’s role in supporting the professional development of our members and creating a stronger, more inclusive community of accounting professionals.”