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.

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

We are very excited to welcome career and leadership coach Jo Maughan (www.jomaughan.co.uk) 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: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWI250/policy-researcher-on-responsible-tax-the-policy-institute-at-kings/

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tax-the-media-communicate-your-approach-to-tax-and-respond-to-interest-tickets-30049560043

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-become-a-heroic-professional-tickets-29250192112

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 Rhiannon.jones@cbi.org.uk who will coordinate the team.