Masterclass: Empower yourself – the key to confident influencing and impact

We are very excited to welcome career and leadership coach Jo Maughan ( to our next Women in Tax masterclass event on March 7th, at 5:30 for 6pm.

Jo will deliver a session titled “Empower yourself – the key to confident influencing and impact”. In this session, Jo will share stories about how, despite being a successful Tax Director, she used to struggle with influencing and impact. She will explain what she did to enhance her skills and where she is now. She will share her experiences on developing a better mind set and learning to handle one’s ‘critical inner voice’. She will show you a tool to tune into your critical inner voice and lead you through a practical exercise. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

Mazars are kindly hosting this event for Women in Tax, and tickets are available at Eventbrite.

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).

King’s College, London, is looking for a Policy Researcher on Responsible Tax

From January 2017, the Policy Institute at King’s will be supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Tax in a new collaboration. A researcher will be based at King’s and will conduct research on the latest developments in tax policy, as well as providing intellectual and strategic support to the APPG and assisting with development of a programme of events and activity in this area.

For more information, and applications for the researcher post (which is part-time), go to:

NB: application deadline is January 3rd, 2017

Tax & the Media (communicating your approach to tax and responding to interest)

Tax & the Media (communicating your approach to tax and responding to interest) 

PwC is hosting this Women in Tax seminar on Thursday 5th January 2016 at 5.30 (for a 6pm start) at their 7 More London Offices, SE1 2RT.

Attitudes and behaviours of companies, individuals, advisors and authorities continue to generate media, political and public attention.  More and more of us may be expected to articulate a clear position on tax, whether helping your organisation’s PR team, or dealing with media directly.  

Stella Amiss and Laetitia Lynn will share their experiences of how stories develop, and views on getting a clear message across. There will be plenty of time for questions and perhaps an opportunity to practice!  

Stella Amiss is PwC’s head of tax policy, reputation and regulation, and also an international tax partner.  Laetitia Lynn is Head of Tax Communication Strategy at PwC, and has an extensive background in public relations.  

As with all Masterclasses, the evening will be a great chance to meet others from across the tax profession.

To reserve a place please go to

Want to become a heroic professional?

‘How to become a heroic professional’ hosted by BDLN.COM will be held on Wednesday 7 December 2016 from 5:30pm @ Metro Bank Holborn. This is an awesome seminar for those looking to stand out and progress to the next level.

During the session, BDLN will investigate the rapidly changing professional services landscape and outline the key characteristics of the new breed of superstar business advisor.

Places are limited so to reserve your place, please go to Eventbrite:

Like quizzes? Come and represent WiT …

CIOT London Branch are holding their annual quiz on Thursday 24 November 2016 18:00 – 21:00 at Rocket bar (the City).

Test your wits against other tax brains! If you’re looking for a team and keen to represent Women in Tax let us know – we just need a team of 6. Email who will coordinate the team.

Women in Tax Committee Elections

The current Committee members will be standing for election at the AGM:

· Heather Self
· Sarah Prior
· Rhiannon Jones
· Renata Ardous
· Anne Fairpo
· Caroline Turnbull-Hall
· Shuli Levy
· Megan Lewis-Bourke
· Renata Ardous
· Reshma Johar
· Tatiana Falcao
· Bushra Razaq
· Hayley Moran
· Carolina Hayashi Descio

We would welcome additional members of the Committee; please notify the Secretary (Rhiannon Jones) by 31 October if you wish to stand or find out more. If you would like to attend the AGM please sign up at Eventbrite.

WiT AGM – Monday 7 November 17:00 – 17:45 at Mazars, Tower Bridge

Before the panel event we are holding our first AGM meeting to report on our activities and financial position. All are welcome to join the AGM if you support the aims of the group and work / actively involved in the field of tax.

To attend please register via Eventbrite:

Panel event: how do we achieve a better tax system?

Women in Tax: How do we achieve a better tax system?
7 November 2016 18:00 – 20:30

We are delighted to be holding another panel event on Monday 7 November 2016 (at Mazars Tower Bridge office). This year’s topic will be How do we achieve a better tax system? We have a great line up of speakers including:

Jill Rutter – Programme Director, Institute for Government
Jean Sharp – Head of Tax, Aviva Plc
Anita Monteith – Technical Manager, ICAEW Tax Faculty
Charlie Matthews – Policy Adviser, ActionAid
Sarah Prior – Partner, PwC (chair)

For more details and to register please go to Eventbrite: