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The following are a selection of news and thought leadership articles created for our Members and shared here for all:

They think it’s all over - but for some it’s just starting…

Katie.Dix / 25 Jul 2022

They think it’s all over - but for some it’s just starting…

Please enjoy a short round up of our hugely successful event hosted by Sky Sports last Wednesday,  “They think it’s all over” - How gender equality in the workplace still needs everyone’s effort   Men for Inclusion are bringing together men who already...

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They think it’s all over…

Mark.Freed / 20 Jul 2022

They think it’s all over…

England are playing Spain in the quarter finals of the Euro’s. I wish them all the best and will be supporting them all the way. You can do this! 'They think it’s all over' is one of the most famous sporting commentaries sayings. In 1966...

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries

Mark.Freed / 01 Jul 2022

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries

Men for Inclusion Founder Gary Ford contributes to the disucssion on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Industries The Foundation Industries face challenges in delivering sustainable practices that meet UK Government Net-Zero targets. Without significant investment to transform the workplace and embed equality, diversity and inclusion, these industries...

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Mark Freed - Dreams

Mark.Freed / 25 Apr 2022

Mark Freed - Dreams

Last week, Katie Dix and I spent the morning with City Gateway for their Welcome Day. We met the new cohort of young people who are looking to get themselves job ready by embarking on courses, gaining extra qualifications and receiving coaching from their experts. I...

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A firm by firm analysis of how financial services sectors are progressing to close the gender pay gap.

Mark.Freed / 25 Apr 2022

A firm by firm analysis of how financial services sectors are progressing to close the gender pay gap.

A firm by firm analysis of how the Investment and Savings and Corporate and Investment Banking sectors are progressing to close the gender pay gap. The above image is supposed to illustrate how I may look in 2050, compared with recently. The picture is a bit of fun, which of...

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CFA Virtual Event - Driving DEI within Financial Services Organisations

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2022

CFA Virtual Event - Driving DEI within Financial Services Organisations

Driving DEI within Financial Services Organisations - A Practitioner's Perspective I had the absolute pleasure of working with Victoria Thompson, CFA, Dominie Moss, Noreen Biddle Shah and Leanne Mair recently at the CFA UK event. You can watch the full recording...

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Women in Finance Blueprint 2022 - Unconscious Bias’s in the Recruitment Process

Mark.Freed / 28 Mar 2022

Women in Finance Blueprint 2022  - Unconscious Bias’s in the Recruitment Process

The Women in Finance Charter – Women in Finance Blueprint 2022 recognised that if the industry  are going to meet their D&I commitments, and in doing so become better more profitable and sustainable businesses, then reviewing and restructuring recruitment process for unconscious bias is a top imperative. ...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day at Christies London 10/03/2022

Katie.Dix / 14 Mar 2022

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Christies London 10/03/2022

Well, what can I say…what a fantastic evening celebrating #internationalwomensday2022 Thank you to all E2W/Men for Inclusion members and friends, who attended yesterday evening. The #breakthebias breakout activities were a huge success and created some very interesting discussions. Whilst not forgetting...

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Male Allies - Diversity Project and Men for Inclusion Publication

Mark.Freed / 08 Mar 2022

Male Allies - Diversity Project and Men for Inclusion Publication

In a society where customers, employees, and investors see equity and inclusion as a necessity, allyship is increasingly becoming an essential part of the D&I toolkit. Inclusive cultures not only result in more diverse workplaces, but they also have many benefits that are enjoyed by all, including men....

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Men for Inclusion - Retaining Talent

Mark.Freed / 17 Feb 2022

Men for Inclusion - Retaining Talent

Men for Inclusion are bringing together men who already understand the benefits of diversity and want to accelerate towards a more inclusive world and workplace. Together we can learn and co-operate with each other through our events and workshops. Together we can be agents of change supporting our colleagues...

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When the solution is part of the problem

Mark.Freed / 02 Feb 2022

When the solution is part of the problem

A snippet from a real email exchange I had this week... Hiring Manager to CEO: You mentioned that you knew a headhunter who specialised in female investment professionals – this would be greatly appreciated as I have not had any women apply for previous roles via our Talent Team. ...

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Male Allies - Knights in Shining Armour or Reducing Accidental Sexisms?

Mark.Freed / 28 Jan 2022

Male Allies - Knights in Shining Armour or Reducing Accidental Sexisms?

I am preparing to sit on some ‘male ally’ panels and deliver some keynotes in connection with International Women’s Day in March. This years theme is ‘Break the Bias.’ On these panels I quite often hear women talking about the time that a man...

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Why I’m done trying to be “man enough” | Justin Baldoni

Mark.Freed / 28 Jan 2022

Why I’m done trying to be “man enough” | Justin Baldoni

This is a really good listen....  Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity -- to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the...

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Wow what a week…..

Mark.Freed / 15 Jan 2022

Wow what a week…..

This was my first week back after an extended New Year Break and wow what a week we have had. Bring on Monday we want more:- E2W : We are helping three of our members who have received and are considering offers from our amazing clients, to make...

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Empowering women to dance like no one is watching!

Mark.Freed / 01 Dec 2021

Empowering women to dance like no one is watching!

Mark shares his thoughts as a follow up to the previous blog, ‘Diversity is an invitation to a ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as though no one is watching.’. Last week, I shared the stories of three men, pictured...

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Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching.

Mark.Freed / 25 Nov 2021

Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching.

I’ve heard this old metaphor rolled out a few times in recent weeks. For most women and other people from underrepresented groups it resounds, like most metaphors, to a point. It gives a view of what those from underrepresented groups are asking for, demanding and what...

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Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Mark.Freed / 15 Nov 2021

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity It’s time to think about inclusion, it’s time to think about our colleagues and those people around us as individually unique. As men, we all need to think about diversity and inclusion. There are so many benefits that can be...

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Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Mark.Freed / 27 Oct 2021

Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap? Following the latest  set of Gender Pay Gap reports , Mark Freed of E2W shares his thoughts and analysis on the current position within the financial services industry For far too long the financial...

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This member’s story is not unusual or unique, but it needs to be told…

Mark.Freed / 12 Oct 2021

This member’s story is not unusual or unique, but it needs to be told…

Last week, I met another brilliant member of our community, who reached out to talk about Men for Inclusion. Their story is not unique or unusual, but it needs to be told. Why is it, so many of our network can tell the same story of how culture defines...

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Janus Henderson have become the first corporate members of Men for Inclusion.

Mark.Freed / 03 Aug 2021

Janus Henderson have become the first corporate members of Men for Inclusion.

Men for Inclusion and Janus Henderson are delighted to announce that Janus Henderson have become the first corporate members of Men for Inclusion. Men for Inclusion recognise that gender inclusion will not be achieved without the active involvement of men, yet men are less likely than women to be...

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