E2 Inspired: Mark Freed - Championing Diversity and Supporting Inclusion
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From your PC, laptop or phone every Wednesday at 12:00
Come and join other members of the E2W community for a virtual chat, meet old and new friends and maintain a strong network. We are welcoming members and non-members to join.
For this week’s E2 Inspired series we welcome our own, Mark Freed.
By being part of our community, you may know Mark very well, but he wanted to share his story for our members to understand where his passion for diversity & inclusion and drive to support women's careers came from.
I am English, born in Birmingham I moved to London at the age of 5. I am dyslexic and with little support or understanding from schools I failed miserably academically and left education as soon as I could with no qualifications.
In the early 2000’s my journey took a very different path when I co-founded E2W and organisation that is focussed on supporting and helping women in their financial services careers and helping financial institutions to attract, recruit and retain them. This year E2W will make a real difference to the careers and lives of over 800 women. Through the support we give them via our membership programme and by partnering with Financial Institutions who want to recruit, retain and help them flourish.
Frustrated at the pace of change on the journey to an inclusive and diverse industry in 2021 I launched Men for Inclusion, with my partners, to help more men in the majority groups to become true advocated for inclusion. I am doing this because I'm passionate about the economic and social benefits. More men need to get on board with the agenda. Today, we have the opportunity to drive lasting change.
Before joining the session Mark has asked that you watch this short 15min video: https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_kimmel_why_gender_equality_is_good_for_everyone_men_included?language=en
E2W members and the wider community know we have recently launched another side to our business, Men for Inclusion. We want to share this with the whole community to help bring you on the journey with us. This week, Mark will be asking your thoughts and feedback on its content.
Follow the link below on Wednesday 10th November at 12pm to join us.
https://zoom.us/j/694319869?pwd=Wmc4YlJPeEhsbUtGNHhRMnN4VnZvUT09 Meeting ID: 694 319 869 Password: 013524
Please follow the link above from your PC, mobile or computer to join. Please contact Katie, if you would like to discuss in more detail
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