Deloitte Associate Director honoured in the Power 50 awards
26 February 2018
Charlotte Blyton, an Associate Director in tax at Deloitte, has been named in the 2018 Power Returners category, part of Timewise’s Power 50 awards. This year’s awards feature 50 of the UK’s most senior part-time and flexible workers, across five different categories – the Power Part Timers, the Power Job-Sharers, the Power Climbers, the Power Returners, and the Power Founders.
The list is a roll call of 50 powerful UK senior professionals, who have returned from a career break of two years or more into a senior role on a part-time or flexible basis.
Charlotte joined Deloitte through our Return to Work programme, after taking a three-and-a-half-year break to care for her two children. She project manages numerous internal and client facing tax projects, specialising in tax risk, governance and operational transfer pricing, bringing together and leading teams to deliver these services. She also coaches consultants and is a member of her department’s talent team with a focus on resilience and well-being.
Charlotte is an ambassador for Deloitte’s award-winning Return to Work programme, which has helped 37 people return to the workplace after a two-year or more career break. Her story has been covered by the national press and has inspired others to follow her lead. She has also been selected to participate in Deloitte’s 2018 Tax Women in Leadership sponsorship programme.
Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte said: “Congratulations to Charlotte Blyton for her inclusion in the 2018 Power Returners list. She is a prominent ambassador for our award-winning Return to Work programme. We are incredibly proud of our programme and its participants and we are delighted to see them go from strength to strength.”
Timewise Joint CEO and Power 50 awards judge, Karen Mattison MBE, added: “Charlotte’s story of returning to a senior tax role at Deloitte after a career break on reduced hours, will be inspiring to so many. Not least to those who have had time out of the workplace and fear they will not be able to find a flexible role, that will also develop them professionally and use their hard won skills and experience.
“Charlotte’s story is one of dedication and tenacity, proving that a break from the workplace can lead to delivering in business-critical roles later on in one’s career. Congratulations to both Charlotte and Deloitte for this fantastic entry in this year’s Timewise Power 50.”
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Return to Work internship programme
Deloitte’s ‘Return-To-Work’ programme launched as a pilot in September 2015. The firm was the first professional services firm in the UK to launch this type of programme. While open to all it is primarily aimed at helping senior women return to work after a career break of more than two years. The first cohort of eight women completed the 12 week pilot programme in December 2015, with over half going on to take a permanent or contract role with the firm. Following the success of the pilot programme, the scheme was extended in 2016 to 17 women for 20 weeks, 11 of whom have remained with the firm. The 2017 programme has been further extended to include roles in our regional offices.
Timewise (www.timewise.co.uk) is a multi-award winning social business, working to unlock the flexible jobs market in the UK. We share market insights on flexible working and flexible hiring, deliver training and consultancy to help businesses attract and develop the best talent, and conduct research such as our annual Flexible Jobs Index.
We also run Timewise Jobs (www.timewisejobs.co.uk), a national jobs board for roles that are part time or open to flexibility.
Timewise is led by award-winning founders and Joint CEOs, Karen Mattison and Emma Stewart. They have been listed as two of the UK’s leading radical thinkers by the Observer newspaper and Nesta; named ‘Small Business Heroes’ by Management Today magazine and ‘two of the key social entrepreneurs to watch’ by Real Business magazine; and are winners of the Institute of Directors’ Women Changing the Business World award, following nominations from the UK public. In 2010 they were made MBEs for their services to social enterprise.
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