In recognition of her commitment and work towards strengthening women in tax advisory professions, building an international network and offering them a platform in the framework of professional events, SMP Senior Associate Katharina Schlücke has received the Chambers "Future Leader – Gender Diversity" Award. Chambers awards this honor to an associate or senior associate who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion.

Both within SMP and outside of her day job, Katharina works towards promoting the advancement of women. As a member of the Women of IFA Network (WIN), and jointly with other female tax advisors, Katharina established the first WIN Tax Conference. Of all the events organized by IFA to date, this conference was among the events with the greatest coverage.

In addition, Katharina takes every opportunity to assist women's networks – such as PANDA Law or breaking.through – in providing support to their members. She is a role model for them and highlights leadership opportunities; moreover, she provides advice and encourages other female professionals to make their own way.

Congratulations to you, Katharina! We are excited for you, and we are proud that you are part of our team at SMP!