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The Tax Institute launches new website to champion women in the tax profession

Publication date: 02 Feb 18 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE

Date: Friday, 2 February 2018

The President of The Tax Institute, Ms Tracey Rens, has announced the launch of, a new website supporting the career progression of women in the tax, accounting and legal professions.

“The Women in Tax website is a natural extension of The Tax Institute’s immensely successful Women in Tax event program that has emerged in recent years,” Ms Rens said.

“We believe tax professionals will want to visit the site often to see the latest articles and videos on subjects such as career progression, leadership, diversity and work-life balance. It’s a place where they can find practical advice, motivation, innovative ideas and solutions to help them steer their careers.”

The website features profiles of successful tax practitioners with their career journeys. Visitors will discover the lessons these professionals learnt along the way and what advice they would offer those starting their careers.

Examples include:

  • MinterEllison Partner Elissa Romanin on the challenges and rewards of her continually emerging career in tax.
  • ATO Assistant Commissioner Fiona Dillon on her distinguished career and her current posting as Minister-Counsellor (Taxation) with the Australian delegation to the OECD in Paris.
  • KPMG Partner and The Tax Institute 2015 Corporate Tax Adviser of the Year, Minh Dao, on her career in domestic and international tax.
  • VdV Legal Principal and The Tax Institute’s 2017 SME Tax Adviser of the Year, Julie Van der Velde, on her career to date and her recent decision to establish her own firm in Adelaide.

Regular visitors to the site will discover videos and articles that reveal the barriers women may face in the tax profession, advice on what you can do to accelerate your progression, as well as how you can contribute to The Tax Institute and the broader community.



For more information, please contact:
Media relations, The Tax Institute: 02 8223 0011

The Tax Institute is Australia’s leading professional association and educator in tax. Its 12,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia. The Tax Institute supports the tax profession through education and professional development and works to continually improve tax law and its administration.