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Ethel Watts (1895-1963)

Ethel Watts (1895-1963)

Ethel Watts was the first woman to qualify as a chartered accountant.

Ethel Watts studied at Bedford College in 1913 and was active in the movement to secure equality for women from the 1920s to 1960s. She focused on the taxation of married women, the marriage bar in the civil service (women were forced to stop working when they married), the issues of superannuation paid by women, and accountancy.

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