Archives: November 2019

A hard road to the top

Mark.Freed / 27 Nov 2019

A hard road to the top

I was very interested to read an article in Bloomberg earlier this month about women deserting trading floors as they are blocked from the path to management. It seems that for all the enthusiasm that financial companies show about bringing more women into their workforce, there is significantly less desire...

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Latest FCA research: Opportunities still limited for female senior managers

Mark.Freed / 27 Nov 2019

Latest FCA research: Opportunities still limited for female senior managers

Latest FCA research: Little change at the top Recently published research by the FCA paints a sorry picture for women at senior levels in the financial services industry. If you wanted to be generous (though why would you?), there would be a temptation to highlight the rapid growth in the...

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E2W coach Elizabeth ONeill - “People aren’t computers, but…”

Katie.Dix / 26 Nov 2019

E2W coach Elizabeth ONeill - “People aren’t computers, but…”

E2W coaching partner Elizabeth ONeill "After nearly 20 years of building and leading technical teams and organisational change, I know that people are the key to success." I remember my very first job like it was yesterday. I worked on Saturdays in the local sweet shop and I...

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E2W Member, Natalie Murray “The importance and effectiveness of Operational Risk Management in the global financial services sector.”

Katie.Dix / 26 Nov 2019

E2W Member, Natalie Murray “The importance and effectiveness of Operational Risk Management in the global financial services sector.”

E2W Member Natalie Murray: I am a seasoned banking professional with experience in Operational Risk Management, Internal Audit and project management, acquired from roles at top tier banks in London, New York and most recently, Singapore. This experience is augmented by successful academics - I am an award-winning MSc...

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E2W Round Table event with Julia Hoggett, Head of Market Oversight at the FCA

Mark.Freed / 18 Nov 2019

E2W Round Table event with Julia Hoggett, Head of Market Oversight at the FCA

On the 12th November an amazing group of industry leaders in Recruitment, HR and D&I from leading CIB’s and Asset Managers, got together with business leaders and Julia Hoggett, Head of Market Oversight and Kevin Trainor Head of Resourcing & Talent from the FCA, to...

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The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services claims that progress is being made on a global scale.

Mark.Freed / 18 Nov 2019

The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services claims that progress is being made on a global scale.

The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services demonstrates that the global industry is finally making progress in gender equality. The report, which can be downloaded from Oliver Wyman’s website says, that the industry is finally making progress on gender diversity in the workforce....

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E2W Member Elena Vydrine, Sustainable Investing: Do income inequality and pay gaps really matter?

Katie.Dix / 18 Nov 2019

E2W Member Elena Vydrine, Sustainable Investing: Do income inequality and pay gaps really matter?

Man Group are kindly hosting an E2W event on the 2nd of December around the theme of Resposible Investing. Elena Vydrine, a member of E2W, will be publishing a series of blogs in the run up to the event on the topic of ESG....

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E2W coaching partner, Kat shared the psychology, neuroscience and leadership theory behind Emotional Intelligence.

Katie.Dix / 18 Nov 2019

E2W coaching partner, Kat shared the psychology, neuroscience and leadership theory behind Emotional Intelligence.

On Thursday evening, Kat lead an event, hosted by our friends at IHS Markit, where she gave our members the opportunity to experiment with some coaching tools that can come in handy whatever level of experience. Kat lead a great discussion on how we deal with change in our organisations...

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Why are we taking a bottom up approach to diversity when the problem is at the top?

Mark.Freed / 13 Nov 2019

Why are we taking a bottom up approach to diversity when the problem is at the top?

This week I have met a number of people, separately, from a major investment bank here in London. I shall not name the bank as most readers will recognise the problem at their own banks. The bank’s gender pay gap report statistics are not dissimilar to...

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FCA Report: “Financial Services – senior jobs are still mostly for the boys”

Mark.Freed / 13 Nov 2019

FCA Report: “Financial Services – senior jobs are still mostly for the boys”

As we are preparing for our round table with Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA, we were interested to read a new report from the FCA.  “Despite businesses facing ever greater scrutiny and criticism over gender diversity – with few industries more in the spotlight...

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Aleesah’s Story - How your support helps young women achieve their aspirations

Katie.Dix / 12 Nov 2019

Aleesah’s Story - How your support helps young women achieve their aspirations

On Saturday, some of the E2W team and friends completed a 6K Commando Series Obstacle Course to raise money for our nominated charity, The Young Women’s Trust. The course proved both mentally and physically challenging and was exacerbated by the very cold and very wet weather! As...

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Olga Anderson ‘Style is an expression of your personal style.’

Katie.Dix / 07 Nov 2019

Olga Anderson ‘Style is an expression of your personal style.’

How personal style communicates your personal brand and how to make that first impression count. Personal style is an amalgamation of many things - what suits your body shape, the things you like, the colours that work for you, the pieces that make you feel great. Personal style is...

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Can you support Rose and Madeleine with a placement year within Financial Services?

Katie.Dix / 04 Nov 2019

Can you support Rose and Madeleine with a placement year within Financial Services?

Can you help two exceptional young women to take their next step forward into a career in financial services? In 2017 the E2W community sponsored and mentored Rose and Madeleine, to take the CISI Fundamentals of Financial Services course. Rose and Madeleine, were then still at school studying A Levels,...

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Investec launch their Return to Work Programme

Katie.Dix / 04 Nov 2019

Investec launch their Return to Work Programme

We are delighted to see that Investec have launched a market leading return to Work Programme.   Not all careers in financial services are the same: It is possible to combine professional success with the entrepreneurial spirit and genuine relationships that bring an organisation to life. The answer lies in...

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