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Business Week | INSPIRE - Women's Exchange of Knowledge


The Business Week team will host a conference geared towards women for the second year in a row. This event is open to all students and we strongly encourage females to participate.

Inspire will include breakout sessions held at the College of Business followed by a keynote address at the Normal Theatre. Students will get to learn about various topics surrounding embracing women in the workforce and encouraging women to be strong leaders. Each breakout session will help further your understanding of gender dynamics in the workplace and empowering yourself during the process.

Keynote Speaker - Lynne Weil

Lynn WeilLynne Weil is the Great Lakes Regional Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund Leader and an audit partner in RSM’s Financial Services Department. Lynne specializes in providing attest, accounting, tax and consulting services to the financial services industry. She also advises these clients on financial reporting, accounting policies, internal controls, including due diligence procedures and compliance matters. Lynne has extensive experience in auditing alternative investment strategies.

Lynne is directly involved in developing audit methodology within the financial service  industry. She has over 25 years of experience and is responsible for recruitment, training and development of accounting staff members.

Her background includes:

  • Lectured and participated in panel discussions on hedge fund related topics at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange.
  • Developed and conducted audit procedures for endowment pools.
  • Coordinated and managed annual performance return engagements in compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards.
  • Coordinates and manages annual audits and tax compliance services for hedge funds, commodity pools, fund of funds and private equity funds.
  • Performs concurring partner reviews and internal peer reviews on audit engagements where the entity holds level 3 investments, as defined by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, Fair Value Investments.

Lynne is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society.  She serves as the National Women’s Leader for RSM. She is also active in her
community through her involvement in Hedge Funds Care, 100 Women in Hedge Funds
and Hedge Fund Association.

Lynne graduated from the University of Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor’s of Science in

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