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

Olga Anderson - How Important is a First Impression?

Katie.Dix / 14 Sep 2021

Olga Anderson - How Important is a First Impression?

How Important is a First Impression? We all know that making a good first impression is vitally important in business, as potential partners and clients know that if you are poorly presented, you are unlikely to be a success in the world of the consumer. Dressing the part is therefore...

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

Katie.Dix / 09 Sep 2021

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 Noelle Doherty for starting a new position as Commercial Finance Director at Monzo...

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E2W Mentor Scheme - How we can help you? And how you can help us!

Katie.Dix / 31 Aug 2021

E2W Mentor Scheme - How we can help you? And how you can help us!

Can you help by volunteering to mentor an Alpha Challenger? Or are you an Alpha Challenger wanting the impartial advice and support of an E2W mentor? Please get in touch with me.  Mentoring on a one-to-one basis is a unique opportunity to step outside of your normal circle...

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We are excited to launch our bespoke E2W and Men for Inclusion members platform!

Katie.Dix / 24 Aug 2021

We are excited to launch our bespoke E2W and Men for Inclusion members platform!

As you know, we have had a quiet few weeks without the coffee breaks, but we have been very busy in the background. We are really excited to be launching a bespoke platform for the E2W and Men for Inclusion members. This platform is exclusive to E2W and...

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Olga Anderson - How to Master a Capsule Wardrobe

Katie.Dix / 03 Aug 2021

Olga Anderson - How to Master a Capsule Wardrobe

How to Master a Capsule Wardrobe Our relationships and outlook on life have shifted dramatically over the past year, including our relationship with fashion. Our attention shifted from the dress drawer to the sweat’s drawer, and many forgot what pieces were buried at the back of our once...

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

Katie.Dix / 05 Jul 2021

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 Nolly Maseko for starting a new position as Risk Analyst at Legal &...

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Olga Anderson - Dressing to Network: Elevate your Presence

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2021

Olga Anderson - Dressing to Network: Elevate your Presence

Dressing to Network: Elevate your Presence SEO – Networking is vital in securing business. Here we explain how best to dress for these events. Read more… What to wear to a networking event is something that many of us must consider at some point in our professional career. Giving...

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Women shy away from senior finance careers

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2021

Women shy away from senior finance careers

Mark Freed was recently quoted in an article featured in the Financial Times, originally published on 20th June 2021. The article, Why Women Shy Away From Senior Finance Careers, discusses workplace stereotypes that impact women's careers.  The dearth of senior women in finance embarrasses not only fintechs eager...

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Mark Freed has joined the Industry Leaders on the Diversity Project advisory Board

Katie.Dix / 23 Jun 2021

Mark Freed has joined the Industry Leaders on the Diversity Project advisory Board

I am absolutely delighted to be joining industry leaders on The Diversity Project advisory board. The Diversity Project has driven change in the industry but there is still much to do. About The Diversity Project. The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings...

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The Gender Pay Gap Over Time - Corporate and Investment Banking - 2017-2020

Mark.Freed / 22 Jun 2021

The Gender Pay Gap Over Time - Corporate and Investment Banking - 2017-2020

How does this make you feel?  The 2020 Gender Pay Gap Reports for Corporate and Investment Banks show that women in the sector now earn 71p for every £1 earnt by men, a rise of just 3p in 3years. In the same period, bonus payments have risen from 44p to 5...

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Diversity Project, Recruitment Candidate Experience Survey

Tina.Freed / 15 Jun 2021

Diversity Project, Recruitment Candidate Experience Survey

As part of Mark Freed's ongoing work with the Diversity Project, they have jointly put together a survey to collect data on the candidate experience during the hiring process within the Financial Services Industry. We are asking our members to take part in this survey and to share their...

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

Katie.Dix / 07 Jun 2021

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 Maria Zdravkova for starting a new position as Vice President, Multi Asset Strategies ...

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Women in Finance Summit 2021 - Discounted Tickets for E2W and Men for Inclusion Members

Katie.Dix / 01 Jun 2021

Women in Finance Summit 2021 - Discounted Tickets for E2W and Men for Inclusion Members

Women in Finance Summit 2021 - Build Back Balanced  A City & Financial Global Virtual Summit  We are delighted that Men for Inclusion are supporting this years virtual Women in Finance Summit. As a result of this, we are offering our members of E2W and Men...

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Are you ready to become an Alpha Challenger?

Katie.Dix / 26 May 2021

Are you ready to become an Alpha Challenger?

E2W Alpha Challengers  We want to change the industry for good, so we know we must help the next generation of female leaders to grow, flourish and achieve their ambitions. This is why we created our Alpha Challengers group. It’s open to ambitious E2W members...

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Olga Anderson - Dress for the Position You Want, Act Like You Already Have It

Katie.Dix / 25 May 2021

Olga Anderson - Dress for the Position You Want, Act Like You Already Have It

Dress for the Position You Want, Act Like You Already Have It Dressing for the position you want and acting like you already have it is the clear-cut method of making you a frontrunner for promotion.  Navigating the world of business can be tough, especially when you’re...

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E2W Membership - Why join us?

Katie.Dix / 18 May 2021

E2W Membership - Why join us?

Our aim is to help you succeed in your career aspirations, whatever they may be.  We have built a growing, supportive community where women can learn from, and be motivated by each other.  Together, with the tangible benefits of newsletters and events, we provide you with the...

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Get on Board…your chance to join a Women on Boards Workshop with E2W

Katie.Dix / 11 May 2021

Get on Board…your chance to join a Women on Boards Workshop with E2W

Following our hugely successful Women on Boards virtual session last month, we promised to work on a combined Women on Boards and E2W workshop, especially for our members.  I am pleased to confirm we have done that are pleased to offer – exclusively for E2W members a...

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Meike Bliebenicht - How to…Neurodiversity

Katie.Dix / 11 May 2021

Meike Bliebenicht - How to…Neurodiversity

Meike Bliebenicht, Neurodiversity Campaigner | 2020 Leader of Diversity Initiative of the Year | 2019 Role Model of the Year | Multi-Asset Investing Friend of E2W Meike, hosted an insightful virtual workshop for us back in March on the subject of, Neurodiversity: Diverse Minds at Work. Members of E2W...

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E2W Coaching Partner Kat Hutchings: Are you shrinking to fit in?

Katie.Dix / 10 May 2021

E2W Coaching Partner Kat Hutchings: Are you shrinking to fit in?

About: Kat is a Career Coach who works with successful, driven professionals to identify their perfect-fit next career move and build high performance teams through authentic leadership. Kat has held various leadership roles in Financial Services and has latterly developed her coaching practice over the last 4 years, working with leaders...

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The Young Women’s Trust, new Research Centre

Tina.Freed / 04 May 2021

The Young Women’s Trust, new Research Centre

We're delighted to share the Young Women's Trust, new Research Centre with our members! The Young Women'sTrust is committed to raising young women’s voices, and their new Research Centre puts young women’s experiences at the heart of their work. The online...

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