Women In Tax – third annual debate on Nov 20th

For the third of our annual debates, being held at Pinsent Masons in London, we will discuss how multinationals should be taxed – an area where it is particularly hard to reconcile the views of business, the public and other stakeholders such as NGOs.

Our four speakers will bring a range of perspectives:

  • Anna Elphick is responsible for all tax matters in Asia and Africa for Unilever plc
  • Giorgia Maffini is a senior tax economist at the OECD
  • Lizzie Arnold is a senior tax policy advisor at HM Treasury
  • Alexandra Redhead is an international taxation and extractive industries consultant

Please join us for what we are sure will be a lively debate, followed by drinks and canapes kindly sponsored by Brewer Morris. Registration will be from 5.30pm with the debate starting at 6pm, and tickets are available via Eventbrite

Women in Tax Masterclass – Career success!

We are delighted to welcome you to an evening masterclass session on career coaching, on October 17th at Old Mutual in London.

Anna Linstead (Career coach, formerly Tax Manager at Old Mutual Group) will take participants through a series of exercises to understand more about the world of career coaching. From this masterclass you’ll take away:

  • Do I need a coach?
  • What would the benefits of having a coach be?
  • How do I get buy-in from my employer?

More details and booking can be found at Eventbrite

Launch of the West Midlands branch – October 10th

The West Midlands Women in Tax branch will launch on October 10th, with an event introduced by the Women in Tax founder, Heather Self, a partner at Pinsent Masons, followed by training on speed networking delivered by Liz Heathfield, also from Pinsent Masons. Your training will then be put into action by a short speed networking session followed by canapes and drinks.

The structure of the evening is as follows:

17:45 – Registration
18:00 – Event start
19:00 – Canapes and drinks

You can register for tickets at Eventbrite but, to attend the event, you must be a member of the West Midlands Women in Tax Branch. To sign up as a member, please click here.

While the branch will have events which are open to all (women and men) with an interest in tax, this inaugural event will be focused towards women working or wanting to return to the tax profession.

WiT – Raising your Profile

EY is hosting a Women in Tax evening of conversation on the subject of Raising Your Profile. We’ll be hearing from some well-known female tax leaders about how they made their names, and the career advice they have to share.
 
Joanna Santinon is a partner a EY where she leads the firm’s Women’s Network.
Heather Self is a partner at Pinsent Masons and has become a regular voice on TV and radio, talking about tax issues.
Anne Fairpo is a barrister, tax author and former president of CIOT
Lynne Poyser writes the Personal Tax module of TolleyGuidance and has written for a number of other publications. She is also the current Chairman of the CIOT/ATT London branch.
 
The event will chaired by Shuli Levy, Head of Tax at a FTSE250 company.
 
Please join us at EY’s offices at 1 More London Place, SE1 2AF on Thursday 20 July from 6pm for a 6.30 start with more time for networking after the discussion.
 
Our Masterclass Series are small, practical workshops where we welcome women working in or wanting to return to the tax profession (such as accountancy, law, in-house, academia, and government).
 
Booking via Eventribrite
 

WiT Annual Dinner 2017

Our second Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, 29 June 2017 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London from 19:00 – 23:00hrs. The speaker this year will be Allie Renison, head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors.

Tickets are priced at £95 and include a 3-course dinner with wine, book through Eventbrite for individual tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-tax-dinner-2017-tickets-34618849912.  A limited number of corporate tables may also be available – please contact our Treasurer, Sarah Prior sarah.prior@uk.pwc.com for enquiries.

Thanks to sponsorship by Pure Recruitment, we are also able to offer a discount of £25 to the under-30s and anyone who is a student or works for a charity.

For any other questions please email events@womenin.tax or heather.self@pinsentmasons.com

An evening with Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP – Thursday, 25 May 2017

Join Women in Tax on Thursday, 25th May 2017 for an evening with Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP discussing her new book, Called To Account.

The book recalls her time as chair of the Public Accounts Committee, highlighting where government money is wasted and targeting multinational companies for not paying their fair share.

Tickets cost £20 and include a copy of Margaret’s book for you to take home.

We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at Mazars’ London office. Please arrive for registration from 6pm for a 6:30pm start followed by Q&A. The formal evening will conclude by 7:30pm and we’d be delighted if you could stay for a drink afterwards.

Our Speaker Series of events are open to all (women and men) with an interest in tax.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-with-rt-hon-dame-margaret-hodge-mp-tickets-33490702593

WiT Masterclass: Building your brand – how to develop your network

The event will take place on Monday, 8 May 2017 at PwC offices, 8th Floor, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL and here are further details:

  • 4.30pm onwards – registration and networking  
  • 5.00pm – presentation & discussion
  • 5.45pm – drinks and canapés and networking

To book your place on the event please RSVP by Friday 28 April 2017 to Saffeena at: Ali saffeena.ali@pwc.com

Liz Heathfield is Head of Groups Business Development at Pinsent Masons, the international law firm. With a law background, she spent 20 years in law and tax publishing, latterly as Tax Publishing Director at Butterworths Tolley (now LexisNexis), with responsibility for a portfolio which included Simon’s Taxes, the ‘Yellow and Orange’ handbooks, Tolley handbooks and the Tax Journal. She launched the on-line delivery of these and other flagship works, and helped put the Taxation Awards on the map. Liz was for some years the retained marketing consultant for the CIOT and ATT, and was a marketing director for a leading set of commercial barristers’ chambers in the Temple.

She regularly coaches professionals at all levels on networking skills – she has delivered sessions recently for Grant Thornton, the Oxford University Alumni Association, and on a regular basis for Pinsent Masons. To borrow a phrase from one of Liz’s training super-heroes, she enjoys helping people to be “great at the stuff they hate”, and will share with you her practical tips for developing your network and working a room.

As mentioned previously we are encouraging WiT members to invite clients or HMRC contacts they feel would like to attend the event so please do share this invitation. Anyone working in or interested in tax in the region is welcome, regardless of gender.

For more information about Women in Tax follow us on Twitter (@WomeninTax) or join our group on LinkedIn.