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:

E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Katie.Dix / 10 Sep 2019

E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Kat is leading an E2W on the 14th November 2019 on 'Leading through change with emotional intelligence.' In this event we’ll give you the opportunity to experiment with some coaching tools that will come in handy whatever your level of experience. This event is kindly hosted by our...

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Sponsor E2W’s Sarah, who will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in support of The Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 09 Sep 2019

Sponsor E2W’s Sarah, who will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in support of The Young Women’s Trust

The Young Women's Trust: Donate Now I am raising money for the Young Women's Trust because not everyone gets the same opportunities in life and for some young women right now life is tough. In fact, there are over 1 million young women across the country, many of whom...

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Launching our partnership with The Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 02 Sep 2019

Launching our partnership with The Young Women’s Trust

Dear E2W member, My name is Laura and I work for Young Women’s Trust, a charity committed to supporting disadvantaged young women into work and campaigning for equality in the workplace. I am delighted that we are launching a partnership with E2W this year, a company...

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Dr Alessandra Wall - Mastering Difficult Conversations Part I: Three Reasons Women Avoid Tough Conversations

Katie.Dix / 28 Aug 2019

Dr Alessandra Wall - Mastering Difficult Conversations Part I: Three Reasons Women Avoid Tough Conversations

Mastering Difficult Conversations Part I: Three Reasons Women Avoid Tough Conversations How many complex situations do you navigate every day? One, four, 14? Whether it's convincing your reluctant preteen to take a shower without shaming him for his noxious aroma, sharing a poor performance review with an employee, or pitching...

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Tobacco, sustainable lifestyle and ethical investing. What’s the link? 

Katie.Dix / 27 Aug 2019

Tobacco, sustainable lifestyle and ethical investing. What’s the link? 

Invesco are kindly hosting an E2W event in September 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. If you would like to sign up to...

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E2W and She Wins, giving our members the skills and confidence they need to negotiate for their salary and employment package.

Katie.Dix / 21 Aug 2019

E2W and She Wins, giving our members the skills and confidence they need to negotiate for their salary and employment package.

She Wins is a company on a mission to close the gender pay gap. They give women the skills and confidence they need to negotiate for their salary and employment package. E2W has partnered with She Wins to provide with the best negotiation online course out there, developed with...

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Diversity - Stop the talking and start doing!

Mark.Freed / 21 Aug 2019

Diversity - Stop the talking and start doing!

It’s time that the doomsayers, the blockers, the talkers and those with a vested interest moved over and made way for the doers, the deliverers, the agents of change in the quest for a better, fairer and more diverse industry! The statistics show that all the talk and...

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Quick fire Q&A with Fiona Sainz, E2W Advisory Board member

Katie.Dix / 21 Aug 2019

Quick fire Q&A with Fiona Sainz, E2W Advisory Board member

Fiona has extensive COO/business management and business development experience in both buy and sell-side blue chip firms, with expertise in Global Markets, Corporate and Investment Banking. Fiona's experience across the financial industry has given her a unique ability to identify correlations and commercial opportunities. Fiona...

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E2W announce another strong coaching partnership with She Wins

Katie.Dix / 14 Aug 2019

E2W announce another strong coaching partnership with She Wins

At E2W, we recognise the contribution women make to the economy and are passionate about helping women harness their experience, knowledge, and skills for the financial services industry.  Our coaching services are designed to support women in their aspirations and development. We understand that coaching is a two-way...

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E2W candidates are, more often than not, the best person for the job and team!

Mark.Freed / 14 Aug 2019

E2W candidates are, more often than not, the best person for the job and team!

I read a great article last week by Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest. Sallie had been asked, whilst on a conference panel, the question “Knowing that diversity is a desirable objective, if you have two candidates for a board role and the white male is...

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Sharing your frustrations…

Mark.Freed / 07 Aug 2019

Sharing your frustrations…

  At E2W, we get many women contacting us each week asking for help and support, summing up their feelings and frustrations. They feel they can talk to us as a trusted friend and support network. I received a note this week which seemed to talk for many ...

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Women Continuers – Delivering Value

Katie.Dix / 07 Aug 2019

Women Continuers – Delivering Value

Giving hundreds of talented people the opportunity to continue their careers at a time in their lives when they have other priorities to juggle, was the building block of E2W’s Business. For almost two decades, city institutions have relied on E2W's talented &lsquo...

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E2W’s Alpha Career Coaching for senior professionals who have taken a career break

Katie.Dix / 02 Aug 2019

E2W’s Alpha Career Coaching for senior professionals who have taken a career break

We are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to be part of our Alpha Career Coaching programme, sponsored and hosted by our client, Investec, a distinctive specialist bank and asset manager. Our carefully thought out programme is designed to complement the skills and experience...

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Five things that every women should ask in an interview

Mark.Freed / 01 Aug 2019

Five things that every women should ask in an interview

Five things that every women should ask in an interview, to ensure that the firm they are interviewing with is going to support them in their career, enable them to fulfil their ambitions, succeed, flourish and be valued.  Test the firms commitment to diversity. If they have...

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This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers

So let's celebrate! This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers for new roles. In doing so they have helped two clients find and recruit the ‘best person for the job’ and also help their firm become more successful by becoming...

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E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - Associate Director at RBC Global Asset Management Whilst there are now more women in top tier roles and present in boardrooms than there has ever been, there is still a gap in middle-management. Women start careers in finance in equal numbers to men,...

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Inspiring Women - Virginia Nordback

Katie.Dix / 18 Jul 2019

Inspiring Women - Virginia Nordback

Some might think that an economics degree from Yale University and an MBA from INSEAD guarantee a stable career in financial services, but mine has still had its ups and downs. I’ve had to take risks, be innovative and be an entrepreneur; but ultimately the skills I&rsquo...

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A lack of female talent OR poor recruitment practices?

Mark.Freed / 15 Jul 2019

A lack of female talent OR  poor recruitment practices?

I’ve heard a lot of senior bankers recently saying that we will not get more women at the top in financial services by firms recruiting each other’s women.  When you look at the backgrounds of the people saying this, most of them got to the...

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Quick fire Q&A with E2W member Abeera Magsi

Katie.Dix / 11 Jul 2019

Quick fire Q&A with E2W member Abeera Magsi

We know that the E2W members are not one dimensional City working machines, but that they have lives outside of work, hobbies and top tips that they want to share. Our 'quick fire questions with...' has some serious questions about working in financial services and more...

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My thoughts on careers for women in FX

Mark.Freed / 11 Jul 2019

My thoughts on careers for women in FX

I attended an event a few weeks ago promoting careers in FX for women.  One thing I learnt from the panellists of senior figures is that, the FX sector was a male dominated, macho, tetestrone fuelled industry in the past but it's ok now! This got me thinking... ...

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