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Our theme this month at TaxTalent is "Women in Tax" - addressing the slowly changing statistics, the challenges for women as well as tax departments and how to overcome them. We have also included our 2015 Women in Tax Report for an in-depth analysis of not only the trends but valuable insight on what can be done in the future to achieve greater gender balance in the tax profession.
 

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Women in Tax Podcast with Janice Lucchesi
By: TaxTalent

In our mission to optimize tax careers and corporate tax departments over the past three decades, we have identified a significant need to improve the tax profession through increasing both gender and diversity. Every few years, we analyze data and publish a report, see 2015 Women in Tax Report. To obtain a current view from a Woman in Tax perspective, Tony Santiago recently interviewed former North American VP of Tax at AkzoNobel, Janice Lucchesi, with 30+ years’ experience as a tax professional in both public accounting and Big 4.


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Why We Need More Women Leaders in Tax
By: Kate Barton

It's hard to ignore the mounting evidence that more gender-balanced leadership teams correlate with better business performance - and the tax profession is no exception. According to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2014, it will take until 2095 to completely close the gender gap for economic participation and opportunity. A significant portion of that gap is caused by a lack of women in leadership positions


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Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Tax Hot Topics Webcast
By: PWC

Please join PwC for a complimentary Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Tax Hot Topics webcast: Base Erosion Profit Sharing (BEPS) & Global Controversies, taking place on April 30, 2015 at 12:00pm US EDT. Who should participate? If you work for a pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology company that has a global footprint and are concerned about potential changes to the current international tax standards.


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2015 Federal Budget
By: PWC

On April 21, 2015, the Federal Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver, presented the majority government’s budget. This Tax Insights discusses the tax initiatives proposed in the budget.


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The United States of subsidies: The biggest corporate winners in each state
By: The Washington Post

The state subsidy data was released Tuesday in conjunction with similar federal data and a matching report—”Uncle Sam’s Favorite Corporations”—which reviews the grants, loans and other subsidies distributed by the federal government since 2000. Over the course of those 15 years, the federal government has distributed $68 billion in grants and special tax credits to businesses, with two thirds of that transferred to large corporations.


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2015 Women in Tax Report
By: TaxTalent

Although women account for over half of the entry-level employees in corporate in-house tax departments, as they advance to more senior-level roles, their representation diminishes by 57% when they reach the Head of Tax level. As employees approach the Partner level in public accounting, their representation drops by 60%. Companies and firms need to re-evaluate their female recruiting, retention and career advancement strategies and implement new measures to encourage females to advance to more senior-level positions. Likewise, females must also examine what steps they can take personally and professionally to further their escalation into executive roles.