Tamara has been active in, and has ensured that RS is visible in, community, industry and global initiatives to champion women, including through involvement with organisations such as Women Corporate Directors, Boardwalk, Asian Women of Achievement, and the International Women’s Forum. She also started some herself, including Women in Structured Finance and Women in Corporate Trust. Tamara has worked for years with the Women’s Initiative Network (WINRS) at Reed Smith, is a founding member of the 30% Club, and has been instrumental in the development of the “Paradigm for Parity”, designed to accelerate the achievement of gender parity in business. Tamara is a member of C200, an invitation-only organisation of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators, and is the London School of Economics Court of Governors Sponsor for LSE Power (the female staff network). She also led a group of donors in support of the LSE’s acquisition of the Women’s Library and she currently chairs the Cancer Research UK initiative “Women of Influence”. She is a regular speaker at conferences and professional meetings focusing on closing the gender gap and frequently writes on women in business.