International Tax Review received a record number
of nominations this year for the 2017 Women in Tax Leaders guide,
reflecting the increasing number of women specialising in
various areas of tax.
Our intention with this guide is to shine the light on the
women who are taking strides in their fields. We want to show
the progress that is being made already, but also that this
development needs to continue for women in what is perceived as
a male-dominated industry.
International taxation continues to be in a period of
extreme change. Recommendations from the OECD's BEPS project
are changing laws in countries around the world and multiple
jurisdictions are seeking to modernise their tax systems while
getting increasingly aggressive in their tax collection tactics
against multinationals. As this landscape develops, tax
advisory and the individuals who work in it are in massive
demand. This is why female advisers need a platform to
demonstrate their contribution to the advisory field.
The past year has seen many women succeeding in
traditionally male dominated environments. Hillary Clinton
became the first woman to run for the US presidency and Theresa
May became only the second UK female prime minister. On a
global scale, the number of women on the boards of big
businesses is growing, and some are even getting paid better
than their male counterparts. However, these successes are
still not as common as we would hope and the positives are
often overshadowed by issues affecting women such as, for
example, gender pay gaps. Moreover, US President Donald Trump
appears to have left women entrepreneurs and professionals out
of discussions to overhaul the tax legislation.
This guide, which highlights the excellence of the
industry’s top women, is only in its third year,
but the interest in it has grown in terms of firms and clients
keen to nominate the female advisers who are making an impact
in their specialised jurisdictions and industries. The women
listed are clearly leaders in tax and we hope to continue
showcasing their excellence.
International Tax Review is proud to present
this third edition of the Women in Tax Leaders guide so you can
obtain reliable and trustworthy advice in each of the areas
highlighted above, in each of the 62 jurisdictions covered.