BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker talks to Women 2.0 about her experiences as a woman in male-dominated fields, and why she thinks women have distinct advantages in tech.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
When it comes to being a rare woman in a male-dominated industry, BlackLine Systems founder and CEO Therese Tucker faces a double whammy. As the founder of a firm that makes accounting software, she travels in both technology and financial circles — both of which are seriously short of women.
So how did she manage to build BlackLine into a rapidly growing company that serves more than 75 Fortune 500 companies with 165 employees? Tucker talked to Women 2.0 about being the only woman in the room, female programmers’ unique approach to software and how she managed to start up with two school-age kids (and no venture capital).