Women of IFA Network (WIN)

Women of IFA Network


The Women of IFA Network (WIN) represents and connects the many professional women working in international tax. IFA strives at being representative for a dynamic international tax community and encourages the participation of women in the Association’s structures and proceedings.

WIN Objectives

Over the years more women have entered the professional field of international taxation and IFA now has over 2,600 female members across the globe. To increase the visibility of women within IFA, WIN has formulated the following objectives:

  • Building an international and trusted referral network of women in international taxation;
  • Increasing the level of women speakers and participation on IFA panels;
  • Increasing the visibility of women within IFA by establishing WIN groups at national level to improve the involvement and visibility of women in the IFA community locally.

The UK WIN branch would love to hear from you and welcomes all female IFA members to join. For more information please contact [WIN email] and follow our LinkedIn page.


Recent Updates

Recent updates:

  • To foster greater collaboration between senior women working in the in-house tax functions of MNEs, academia, tax policy, private practice or with the HMRC or Treasury with more than 10 years’ experience in international tax we have formed a Boardroom Roundtable discussion group to promote in depth discussion of issues and enriched sharing of knowledge and experiences. This is a new initiative which has been well received by those for which it is tailored with the core aim of developing increased networking amongst this cohort in particular. We have focused on this cohort as we are not aware of any other forum specifically providing a space for this type of networking for women in international tax. The first session focussed on the overarching OECD Pillar 2 proposals with Angela Simons from UK HMT taking us through the architecture. Future sessions are going to dissect the detail of the blueprints to enable participants to fully understand and share that understand with others.
  • The UK WIN branch host monthly “WIN in Conversation” where they invite influential tax people to talk about latest developments. In recent months they have hosted Angela Simons from HMT who talked through the architecture of Pillar 2; Kelly Ann Shaw from Hogan Lovells discussed the interaction of tax and trade in relation to the US s103 investigations on DSTs; and Irem Guceri from Oxford Said Business School spoke on the role of tax incentives.
  • The London Congress marked 100 years of women being allowed to practice in law and accountancy in many countries around the world and therefore in tax. The IFA UK Branch of WIN has celebrated the achievements of women of the past who have contributed to and shaped the future of women working in international tax across the profession. To mark this occasion, Slaughter and May have put together Recognising 100 years of Women in Tax, a wonderful profile book containing more than 70 profiles of women in tax. 


UK WIN representatives

  • Sarah Blakelock
  • Renata Ardous
  • Giorgia Maffini
  • Rhiannon Kinghall Were