Lynne Born, chief operating officer of Silicon Valley-based accounting firm Seiler, was recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the most influential women in the region.

The Women of Influence program honors women executives who have made a significant impact in the private, public or nonprofit sectors in Silicon Valley.

With more than 20 years’ experience as a business community leader, Born leads Seiler’s firmwide strategic planning and operations with a focus on growth and profitability. She also serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the strategic planning committee for Watermark, an executive women’s networking organization in Silicon Valley. Additionally, she holds positions on the CalCPA Succession Planning Committee, the Management Summit for Accounting Firms, and the COO Forum.

Born attended Northwestern University and has previously worked at law firms Cravath, Swaine and Moore and Howard Rice.

“Lynne is truly an example of excellence for our partners and employees,” stated James G.B. DeMartini, managing partner of Seiler LLP. “Her dedication to mentoring and motivating others encourages us all to give back to the communities in which we live and work.”

“I am thrilled to share the Women of Influence honor with so many inspirational and successful women,” stated Born. “My hope is that together we can continue to mentor, support and positively influence future generations of leaders in this wonderful region.”