Archives: October 2019

Standard Life Aberdeen - Parental Leave

Mark.Freed / 30 Oct 2019

Standard Life Aberdeen - Parental Leave

Congratulaitons to Standard Life Aberdeen Congratulations and big well done to Standard Life Aberdeen who this week announced a new, market-leading parent leave policy that sets a new precedent across businesses in the UK. From 1 January 2020, all employees in the UK welcoming a child into their family will be...

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The Three Role Challenge

Mark.Freed / 30 Oct 2019

The Three Role Challenge

About now many firms will be in the midst of preparing their commentary to accompany their gender pay gap reports.   Most firms last year used the excuse of lack of female talent. This is something we at E2W find hard to believe. We have an abundance of...

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Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one!

Mark.Freed / 29 Oct 2019

Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one!

The Diversity Project and PWC have recently issued a new report “Diversity and inclusion in investment management” The report gives gender pay reporting praise for bringing the lack of diversity within the industry into sharp focus and added weight to the voices calling for faster change. ...

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Dr Alessandra Wall - 3 Pieces of Advice Every Strong Driven Woman Should Follow

Katie.Dix / 23 Oct 2019

Dr Alessandra Wall - 3 Pieces of Advice Every Strong Driven Woman Should Follow

3 Pieces of Advice Every Strong Driven Woman Should Follow This past weekend was my mother's birthday. It was a big birthday, one that had me thinking about her legacy and the impact she's had on my life. In her honor, I wanted to share three life lessons that...

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Can we make diversity a priority over all other recruitment strategies and policies?

Mark.Freed / 22 Oct 2019

Can we make diversity a priority over all other recruitment strategies and policies?

I attended an event this morning alongside HR and recruitment professionals from major investment managers. The discussion was focussed on exploring how to attract, recruit and retain more members of the LGBTQ+ community.    Not surprisingly, the challenges faced by the community are similar to those faced by...

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Sharing your frustrations and challenges

Mark.Freed / 16 Oct 2019

Sharing your frustrations and challenges

We get many emails from members of our community sharing their frustrations and challenges.   We received this one this week following up on some work I had done to call out some bad practice at a bank. Do you feel like this? Does it highlight the challenges faced by...

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Sponsor Team E2W and Help the Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 15 Oct 2019

Sponsor Team E2W and Help the Young Women’s Trust

On the 9th of November 2019, the E2W team will be taking part in a 6k Commando Obstacle Course. This challenge comprises of 24 of the toughest obstacles, straight out of the Commando test book. The course is the only event that can recreate the mud, sweat and pain of modern...

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E2W coach Elizabeth ONeill - Mentoring and Coaching are not the same.

Katie.Dix / 10 Oct 2019

E2W coach Elizabeth ONeill - Mentoring and Coaching are not the same.

"After nearly 20 years of building and leading technical teams and organisational change, I know that people are the key to success." Elizabeth is leading an E2W event discussing Leaders in Technology on the 28th November, kindly hosted by Liquidnet. You can register your space...

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Jane Johnson “I increasingly see diversity handled as a campaign or even a commercial product, when it’s actually about huge cultural change.”

Katie.Dix / 09 Oct 2019

Jane Johnson “I increasingly see diversity handled as a campaign or even a commercial product, when it’s actually about huge cultural change.”

Are firms spending more on promoting themselves as being diverse and inclusive than they are on making the changes necessary to move the dial? Many of our regular readers will have noticed the rising levels of frustration that having invested in and built a capability to be able to quickly...

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