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Last year, Tax Diversity conducted a comparative analysis of the status of women in the tax profession.  They looked at data from 2002 and 2009 to determine whether there were any noticeable gender trends in staffing in the accounting/tax industry. 

What they found was the following:

  • A leveling off in the percentage of females entering the profession (33% in 2002 and 35% in 2009);
  • A significant population of females are attracted to sectors that offer them the greatest opportunity of having an acceptable work/life balance;
  • The profession has made great strides in bringing more females into mid-management with an increase of 15% over the past 7 years and senior-executive positions showing an increase of just under 19% over the past 7 years;
  • The greatest advances made by females was evident in mid-management roles at in-house Corporate Tax Departments with an increase of 26% over the past 7 years as opposed to Professional Services which showed an increase of 9% over the past 7 years


With so many more females entering the tax profession and with more available options, women have more choices for the types of roles they can play.  The New York Bar Association has recognized this trend and has decided to provide assistance to female tax professionals planning out their careers.           


On September 22, 2011, the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section will be presenting a panel discussion and networking breakfast for women tax lawyers in New York City.


The purpose of the panel discussion is to provide a forum for women lawyers who have worked in federal and state government, private practice, academia, and in-house, to share their experiences in travelling their various career paths in tax.   They will also discuss the value of government service, and the importance of mentors and networking.


Panelists include:           

Deborah Paul, Moderator (Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)

Maria Jones (Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP)

Annaliese Kambour (Senior VP Tax, Time Warner Inc.)

Karen Gilbreath Sowell (National Tax Partner, Ernst & Young)


The program begins at 8:00 a.m.  and ends at 9:30 a.m.  The panel discussion will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP located at 425 Lexington Avenue (between 43rd and 44th Streets), New York, NY 10017.


Please RSVP to Nicole A. Bowen ([email protected]) by Friday, September 16th.


Hope to see you there!


Click here to review the Tax Diversity Study entitled "Women in Tax 2010: A Gender Trend Analysis".  



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