Advancing Leadership in Public Financial Management, 17 March 2021, Int. Budget Partnership, INTOSAI (IDI), UN Women

Date: 11th March 2021

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The International Budget Partnership, INTOSAI (IDI) and UN Women have teamed up to discuss 'Advancing Women's Leadership in Public Financial Management'.  It is great to have this topic discussed by key institutions that have it within them to drive change.

Did you know that in 2021, only 11% countries had finance portfolios held by women and less than a third of heads of national audit offices were women? We have come so far, but we still have much further to go if we are to achieve gender parity at the top.

The webinar is a side event of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women There were a range of high level speakers from supreme audit institutions and ministries of finance. Watch the event in full and see our latest news on this website for our top ten takeaways.



Promoting your best self in your CV, on 26 February 1-2pm, GMT

Date: 10th February 2021

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Join us for a webinar on promoting your best self in your CV, on 26 February 1-2pm, GMT

This is a fabulous opportunity to hear from recruitment experts, Ivy Rock Partners about how to write an effective CV that will help you make an impact in a highly competitive job market.

Gillian Fawcett, Founder of Public Finance by Women (PFW) will be interviewing Kate Marriott, Head of Not-for-Profit, Ivy Rock Partners, about what makes an eye-catching CV and covering letter.  See the attached flyer for going instructions and details of our Honour program.  See attached for more details: Public Finance by Women (PFW) & IVY ROCk PArners-3

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We will be participating in a knowledge sharing event on promoting ‘diversity’ in the accountancy profession in Africa hosted by PAFA in collaboration with IFWA and FIDEF

Date: 10th February 2021

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Gillian Fawcett, Founder of PFW will be taking part in a Knowledge Sharing event on Diversity hosted by the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) in collaboration with the International Federation of Francophone Accountants (FIDEF) and the International Federation of Women Accountants (IFWA) on 19 February 2021. She is looking forward to contributing to the debate on setting a new vision for diversity with a particular focus on women and how the accountancy profession in Africa can move towards meeting this vision. Other presenters include Alta Prinsloo, CEO of PAFA, Tsakani Maluleke, Chair of SAICA, Asmaa Resmouki, Deputy President of IFAC, Muyaka Ngulube, President, IFWA and Dr Francis Gondwe, CEO, ICAM.



Dods D&I and Public Finance by Women hosting ‘Women in Public Finance (I July 2021)

Date: 20th January 2021

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PFW is partnering with with Dods D&I to host a fantastic one day event 'women in public finance' on 1 July 2021. We will be examining the role of women across public finance, providing leadership material on how to increase your visibility, think strategically about using self-awareness to better drive decision making and how to lead cultural change. If you are a member of PFW you will be entitled to a discount of 20%. A draft agenda is attached and details for joining the event will follow shortly. If in the meantime you have an interest please contact

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Increasing Women’s Leadership in Public Financial Management (PFM), 3 December 2020

Date: 2nd December 2020


We are super delighted to be attending the third workshop hosted by INTOSAI (IDI) with the support of the International Budget Partnership and UN Women on 3 December  to discuss 'Increasing Women's Leadership in Public Financial Management (PFM)'. Former workshops included, ministries of finance and civil society organisations. We are expecting participants from a broad range of countries and supreme audit institutions. As always PFW is prepared to play a full part!

Join us on 10 December (1-2pm) for our virtual event ‘Rise Beyond Your Limits’

Date: 19th November 2020

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We are delighted to be hosting 'Rise Beyond Your Limits' on 10 December 1-2pm (GMT). In this seminar we will be exploring how you can build your personal profile and overcome some of the barriers that women face. We will be joined by two young women who will share their ideas about personal branding and how to maintain your profile. Zohra Hamidi is a professional accountant working in the higher education sector and is leading the way on promoting gender. She will be joined by Dr Evangeline Tsao a gender equality research fellow at York University.  We are very much looking forward to the discussion. You can register by dropping us a line to

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Join us: Gender responsive budgeting with AICPA/CIMA on 8 December 2020, 5-7pm GMT.

Date: 9th November 2020

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We are delighted to be delivering our second webcast on gender responsive budgeting with AICPA/CIMA on 8 December 2020, 5-7pm GMT.

At a time when inequalities are growing around the world there is a renewed interest in exploring some of the creative and unique approaches used by governments  to formulate their budgets in a gender responsive way.  Join the discussion and gain some new insights on budget formulation and execution.  400 people plus visited our first webcast so let’s double it this time around.  You can register by visiting:



Increasing Women’s Leadership in Public Financial Management (PFM) 22 October 2020

Date: 28th October 2020


We were delighted to be invited to be to the first event hosted by the International Budget Partnership, UN Women and INTOSAI (IDI) on 22 October with civil society organisations (CSOs) to discuss 'Increasing Women's Leadership in Public Financial Management (PFM)'. This is the first of a series of events drawing together the views of CSOs, Ministries of Finance and Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) from around the world. Participants from 34 countries and a diverse range of CSOs joined the first workshop sharing diversity of views - it was simply buzzing with thoughts and ideas! We will be attending all three events so watch this space.

Join us for a virtual workshop ‘Redefining Leadership in a Brave New World’,  New date 23 October 2020, 1 – 3pm GMT

Date: 13th July 2020


Redefining Leadership in a Brave New World’,  new date, 23 October 2020, 1- 3pm GMT

Together we are facing uncertain times. COVID-19, a deep economic recession and widening equalities gap are affecting all aspects of our lives. With the incredible speed at which circumstances are evolving around us, now is the time to re-imagine what sort of leaders we want driving public policy and finance in this Brave New World so that we can continue to adapt and innovate. Participants came together to discuss leadership qualities and the diversity of leadership styles.  A lively debate ensued with strong support for leaders who value cognitive diversity and create positive environments that place a strong emphasis on the quality of an individual’s thinking.  See the agenda and presentation by Sumita Shah, PFM consultant  Redefining Leadership for a Brave New World  PFW Redefining Leadership revised final

BDO consulting: Women Working in Development, 2 July 2020

Date: 23rd June 2020

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PFW is delighted to be invited to a BDO consulting event: Women Working in Development on 2 July. The event will focus on 'Diversity in development: Are we doing enough? The event will explore the extent to which the sector encourages diversity and attracts talent, as well as considering how diversity can impact on programme delivery. There are a range of speakers (see invitation) that will explore these issues from the consultancy world together with speakers from BAME practitioners in International Development.  Watch out for further updates.

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