Women in Financial Services Blog

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

Run the Royal Parks Half for Young Women’s Trust with E2W

Katie.Dix / 27 Nov 2020

 Run the Royal Parks Half for Young Women’s Trust with E2W

In April 2019 we were introduced to the Young Women’s Trust and were amazed at the work they do to help Young Women who are struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them. The Young Women’s Trust...

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The challenge of diverse hiring in Investment Management - Mark Freed’s presentation

Katie.Dix / 26 Nov 2020

The challenge of diverse hiring in Investment Management - Mark Freed’s presentation

On the 25th November, Mark Freed spoke at the Instant Impact Event - Can you build a diverse business in a homogenous industry? This is a a recording of Mark's presentation at the event. Investment Management is traditionally a very homogenous industry and as a result, appears to...

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E2 Inspired - Weekly coffee break with Kate Phillips: City MD-housewife-City MD journey

Katie.Dix / 20 Nov 2020

E2 Inspired - Weekly coffee break with Kate Phillips: City MD-housewife-City MD journey

For this week’s E2 Inspired series we welcome our special guest, Kate Phillips.   Kate is a Managing Director at NatWest who has led a number of large and complex business-critical change programmes including Ring-Fencing, Brexit and Cost Transformation.  She has recently been appointed COO,...

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We are changing a few things.

Mark.Freed / 12 Nov 2020

We are changing a few things.

We continue to listen.  We and many of our members have never been entirely happy with the membership area on our website.  We recognise its limitations and the challenges of making it a valuable tool for members to connect and reach out to each other and  for...

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E2 Inspired - An insight into becoming an investment company director - Annabel Brodie-Smith, Association of Investment Companies

Katie.Dix / 12 Nov 2020

E2 Inspired - An insight into becoming an investment company director - Annabel Brodie-Smith, Association of Investment Companies

On Wednesday 11th November, for our month E2 Inspired session, we welcomed Annabel Brodie-Smith to give an insight into becoming an investment company director. Annabel is the Communications Director for the Association of Investment Companies and has worked there for 23 years. She frequently comments in the media on...

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E2W Workshop: Building Operational Resilience

Katie.Dix / 11 Nov 2020

E2W Workshop: Building Operational Resilience

On Tuesday 10th November, we held an evening workshop on, Building Operational Resilience: bringing together multiple disciplines.  Our guest speakers were good friend and E2W member Anita Millar and Palvinder Gill. Anita is a risk and public policy professional with over 20-years of experience working in...

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E2 Passions – Looking good in front of the camera

Katie.Dix / 10 Nov 2020

E2 Passions – Looking good in front of the camera

In our virtual coffee break this week, we heard about a key subject for many businesspeople right now – how to look good in front of the camera on a video call. Our speaker was Angela Sellar, who has ten years’ experience in TV advertising, working as Head of...

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“With E2W’s support and guidance, I am delighted to be embarking on my next challenge.”

Katie.Dix / 02 Nov 2020

“With E2W’s support and guidance, I am delighted to be embarking on my next challenge.”

Member of E2W's community, Agnan Kessy has kindly shared feedback about her positive experience she has had with our recruitment team and securing her next role. We are proud to work with all the women in our community, like Agnan and wish her all the success with her...

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E2 Inspire - Christine Brown-Quinn, an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Business & Finance: Unlock Your Career Success - Knowing the Unwritten Rules Changes Everything

Katie.Dix / 26 Oct 2020

E2 Inspire - Christine Brown-Quinn, an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Business & Finance: Unlock Your Career Success - Knowing the Unwritten Rules Changes Everything

Working harder is a great way to kick-start your career, but when you get past a certain point, it’s not the only thing that matters. In this week’s E2 Inspire, we heard from Christine Brown-Quinn about the unwritten rules that unlock career success. After almost 30 years...

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TP ICAP Number Confidence Week - Virtual Panel Event

Katie.Dix / 26 Oct 2020

TP ICAP Number Confidence Week - Virtual Panel Event

TP ICAP is the founding partner for the inaugural Number Confidence Week, an event hosted by our charity partner National Numeracy, taking place on 2 – 6 November, with the aim of empowering people across the nation to become more confident with numbers to get on in life. As part of the...

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E2 Healthier: Mental health and the workplace

Katie.Dix / 15 Oct 2020

E2 Healthier: Mental health and the workplace

E2 Healthier: Mental health and the workplace For last week’s coffee morning, we welcomed Sonia Minards to talk about mental health in the workplace. This has always been an important – if sometimes undervalued – topic, but it is even more essential now, as we all face...

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Alpha Challengers – Championing Diversity Episode 3: Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together

Katie.Dix / 01 Oct 2020

Alpha Challengers – Championing Diversity Episode 3: Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together

Why men should be allies – and what they can do As part of our E2W Alpha Challengers series, we hosted a webinar on the subject of ‘Male Allies – finishing the journey together’. The four men on our panel brought together decades of experience of supporting...

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E2Wealthier – An introduction to property investment

Katie.Dix / 30 Sep 2020

E2Wealthier – An introduction to property investment

E2Wealthier – An introduction to property investment In last week’s coffee break, our speakers were Alison Edwards and Natalie Beswick from The Insight Group, a property investment company. It was a fascinating presentation of two halves, starting with the basics of building a property portfolio. Our speakers...

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My lockdown lifeline

Katie.Dix / 28 Sep 2020

My lockdown lifeline

The Young Women's Trust In April 2019 we were introduced to the Young Women’s Trust and were amazed at the work they do to help Young Women who are struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them. The...

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Celebrating successful women progressing with their career, returning to work and moving roles

Katie.Dix / 22 Sep 2020

Celebrating successful women progressing with their career, returning to work and moving roles

Celebrating successful women progressing with their career, returning to work and moving roles At E2W we love to celebrate success. We are thrilled to see women in the industry, who have progressed in their careers. Congratulations to you all, especially during this time of uncertainty.  Movers Congratulate...

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E2 Inspired -The power of a pivot

Katie.Dix / 21 Sep 2020

E2 Inspired -The power of a pivot

E2 Inspired -The power of a pivot You can be successful in your career and enjoy what you do, but that doesn’t mean it will always be the best option for you. Having the courage to make a change and start again in a new field can make...

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E2W Alpha Challengers support the WSA Mentorship Scheme

Katie.Dix / 18 Sep 2020

E2W Alpha Challengers support the  WSA Mentorship Scheme

E2W Alpha Challengers Alpha Challengers are a sub-group of the E2W membership who embarked on their financial services careers less than ten years ago. They have started to climb the ladder of success and are ambitious and want to reach the top. E2W are supporting and helping...

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Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

Mark.Freed / 03 Sep 2020

Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

E2W are hosting a virtual event on the 24th September Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together. Leading male allies in the financial services industry will be the guests of E2W Alpha Challengers and questioned on their reasons for supporting gender equality. Event details and registration can...

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E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal - ‘Why firms need to focus on operational risk in the virtual environment’

Katie.Dix / 26 Aug 2020

E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal - ‘Why firms need to focus on operational risk in the virtual environment’

E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal is an experienced Business Manager in Financial Services, helping front office business areas to drive forward new initiatives, reduce costs and manage risk.  She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with an MBA specialising in General and Strategic Management. Lovedip is passionate about championing...

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Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Joy Mpofu - Above keyboard dressing

Katie.Dix / 25 Aug 2020

Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Joy Mpofu - Above keyboard dressing

Last week, our virtual coffee break welcomed Joy Mpofu. She is a Director in the Regulatory Relations Group at Morgan Stanley, advising the firm on the UK regulator’s expectations on financial risk from climate change, sustainability and credit risk. Joy is also an active E2W member...

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