IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is continuing its popular Women’s Accounting Leadership Series with events this October at two new locations: Chicago and Munich, Germany. These engaging, interactive discussions allow members – both women and men, across all professional levels – to hear from inspiring speakers on how to expand their business network and enhance their leadership skills. Other topics covered include work/life balance, accounting and finance trends, and personal career stories.


The Chicago event will feature both the Women’s Accounting Leadership conference as well as a movie night the evening before the main event. Members can attend the Conference, the movie, or both; both events will be held on the campus of DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.

The Conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 11 and attendees can earn up to four CPE credits. Speakers will include:

  • Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, Associate Professor, DePaul University
  • Paula Pouliot, CMA, CMA, CITP, VP Corporate Controller, The Martin-Brower Company LLC
  • Dana Rancour, CMA, Finance Manager, The Kraft Company
  • Shannon L. Schuyler, Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC
  • Lisa Sperling, Director, Customer Analytics-Global Data Insight and Analytics, Ford Motor Company
  • Tina Tchen, Former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama; former Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls who cofounded the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund 

The evening before, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., IMA will also host a movie screening and discussion of Kelly Richmond Pope’s award-winning documentary, All the Queen’s Horses, which investigates how a city comptroller was able to steal $37,000 a day for two decades. Attendees can earn up to 2.5 CPE credits. 

For more information and to register, click here (to register for just the movie screening, click here).


This fall, IMA will host its first Women’s Accounting Leadership Series event in Germany on October 23, from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Excelsior Hotel in Munich.

The event will be free to attend and will provide attendees with up to 3.5 CPE credits (points). Featured speakers include:

  • Ginger White, CMA, CSCA, Chief Operating Officer of the American Accounting Association and Chair-Emeritus of IMA’s Global Board of Directors
  • Rosemary M. Amato, CMA, CPA, CISA, Global Data Management Head of Demand Management, ING Bank
  • Doreen Remmen, CMA, CSCA, CAE, Senior Vice President and CFO, IMA
  • Pat Stefanczyk, CAE, Vice President of Governance and Volunteer Relations, IMA
  • Dr. Marie-Claire Tietze, Director, Global Inclusion and Diversity, KPMG AG WPG

Visit this link for more information and to register.

For questions about either of these events, please contact