Despite the inroads women have made in the tax profession, it’s still a very male-dominated profession, especially at the top. In 2019, only about 20% of all equity partners were female, according to the National Association of Women Lawyers. Thankfully, it’s an issue that is starting to garner more discussion as more people recognize the lack of high-ranking women in business.
It can be tough for women in business.
Industry leader Kate Barton — the global vice chair at EY — joins Kelly on this episode of the Taxgirl podcast. Kate and Kelly talk about their experiences as women in business (especially in high-level positions), and where the industry is heading.
Listen to Kelly and Kate talk about women in business:
- Kate’s background and experience
- What drew Kate to international taxes
- The politics of making partner
- Will travel slow down after the coronavirus pandemic?
- Problems with international customers due to differing customs
- The future of the tax profession
More about Kelly:
Kelly Phillips Erb created and hosts the Taxgirl podcast, your home for tax news, tax info, and tax policy. In each episode, she shares conversations about taxes, money, and the choices we make. Kelly is a tax attorney who works with taxpayers and tax practitioners like you every day. She helps folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keeps others from getting into them.
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