The Institute of Management Accountants hosted its annual Women’s Accounting Leadership Series at DePaul’s Loop Campus in October 2019. The day-long seminar offered opportunities for professionals in finance and accounting to expand their networks, develop leadership skills and discuss issues facing their industries.
The program featured a diverse array of speakers, including accomplished women leaders and mid-career and new professionals. Among them were Shannon Schuyler, PwC chief purpose and inclusion officer, Alfreda Bradley-Coar, former senior executive and general counsel at General Electric, and others, commenting on leadership, professional trends, work/life balance and the career journey.
Associate Professor of Accountancy Kelly Richmond Pope, from the School of Accountancy & MIS, also presented a talk titled “We Are All Ethical, So Why So Much Fraud?” and screened her 2017 documentary “All the Queens Horses.” As part of her session, participants reviewed several white-collar crime cases and how ethical leadership could have been detected or prevented these crimes.
IMA holds its Women’s Accounting Leadership Series in major cities across the U.S. every year, and more recently in Europe, the Middle East and India. “We’re very pleased to have brought the event to Chicago and to have held it on the beautiful DePaul campus,” says Lisa Beaudoin, IMA’s senior director of business development. “IMA is very appreciative of DePaul’s generosity and hospitality.”