Tax ex­perts are girls out loud

Middleton Guardian - - MODEL SEARCH -

TWO lead­ing women from the tax world have been help­ing to in­spire young­sters at Mid­dle­ton Tech­nol­ogy School.

Tax part­ner Re­becca Dur­rant and tax man­ager Claire Smethurst from national au­dit, tax and ad­vi­sory firm Crowe Clark White­hill vis­ited the school’s Girls Out Loud event.

Girls Out Loud is a charity that aims to em­power and in­spire teenage girls to have con­fi­dence, self-be­lief, emo­tional re­silience and a pos­i­tive self-im­age, help­ing them to think pos­i­tively about their fu­ture life and po­ten­tial ca­reers.

Ms Dur­rant spoke to an au­di­ence of more than 125 year 8 girls at the school about how her ca­reer started and how she is now a part­ner at a national firm of ac­coun­tants.

She gave them key points and also pro­vided the girls with tips on how to suc­ceed and en­joy life – both at work and home – be­fore they asked her ques­tions about her ca­reer and chal­lenges she’d faced.

Ms Dur­rant said: “It was a re­ally en­joy­able event and an in­sight into the mind of a teenager, many of whom were hor­ri­fied that you could pay 45 per cent tax!

“The girls seemed re­ally amused when I told them not to stop be­ing out­spo­ken in the work­place, ex­plain­ing that it’s good to get no­ticed and to vol­un­teer for projects that in­ter­est them.

“It was a priv­i­lege to help at this event or­gan­ised by Girls Out Loud, which I think is a re­ally use­ful charity that helps girls to re­alise that they re­ally can achieve great things in life.”

Re­becca Dur­rant

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