Indirect Tax Women’s Network Group

BLT Executive Coaching division also runs Indirect Tax Women’s Network groups.

Established in 2017, the network goes from strength to strength. There are currently 2 groups, with another being planned.

Why a women’s networking group? Research shows that one of the ‘unwritten rules’ of advancement in business is to have a strong network, both inside one’s workplace, as well as within the wider business community. And yet it is a fact that most women do not have as strong a business network as their male counterparts. A dedicated group therefore provides an opportunity to develop a network amongst your industry peer group and a platform to discuss relevant issues in a safe, supportive and collaborative environment. It is an opportunity to take time away from the office to plan, reflect and learn, gaining confidence through sharing ideas and experiences.

Studies show that membership of a networking group helps increase women’s self-esteem, thus aiding them to reach their full potential.

Membership
  • The group is aimed at senior women in Indirect Tax – Senior Manager and above
  • Members are drawn from the profession – Big 4, mid-tier and independent consultancies; industry and commerce; the law
  • Membership is by invitation or application
  • An annual membership fee applies
Format
  • Each group has approximately 14 attendees
  • Meets once a quarter for an afternoon
  • Each session features a guest presenter on a non-technical topical issue
  • There is a round table discussion on any issues relevant to the group
  • Plenty of opportunity for networking during the afternoon and afterwards
  • The group has a Linked-In group for further discussion information dissemination
  • Other events planned throughout the year
  • Each session facilitated by Liz Watt
Programme Topics

As well as providing the opportunity for women to develop and extend their personal network, one of the aims of the group is to contribute to member’s personal development. Consequently the groups have enjoyed a really interesting range of guest speakers; topics covered have included:

  • Communication skills
  • Personal presentation/ building a great professional wardrobe
  • Resilience and stress management
  • Perfectionism, procrastination and productivity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Confidence
And finally……

It is important that the networking groups should be inclusive and I have been gratified at the support and sponsorship we’ve received from male clients and contacts. If there are any men who would like to find out more about the group, or come along as guest speakers, please get in contact!

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the Indirect tax women’s network group, or apply for membership, please contact Liz Watt

 

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Would you like to know more about some of the inspirational and successful women who work in Indirect Tax? I have conducted a series of interviews to showcase the talented women leading the way in all areas of the Indirect Tax sector click here to find out more. 

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