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

Joy Mpofu - Rufaro: Workwear Investment Banking turned entrepreneur

Katie.Dix / 23 Nov 2022

Joy Mpofu - Rufaro: Workwear Investment Banking turned entrepreneur

We are delighted to be supporting one of our members Joy Mpofu, who has recently pivoted her successful Investment Banking career, to creating a unique and much needed entrepreneurial workwear business. You can follow her journey on Instagram: Rufaro_styling Please read the first blog Joy has created for...

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International Men’s Day Event: The Current State of Allyship

Mark.Freed / 17 Nov 2022

International Men’s Day Event: The Current State of Allyship

Spoiler Alert: Men for Inclusion in partnership with E2W, Women on the Wharf and the Diversity Project are collecting data on the lived experiences of working people. The full results will be launched on International Women’s Day in March 2023. To coincide with International Men&rsquo...

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Young Women’s Trust Christmas Cards

Katie.Dix / 11 Nov 2022

Young Women’s Trust Christmas Cards

Young Women's Trust 2022 Christmas cards  This year's Christmas card were designed by Kat, a young woman who was supported through our free coaching service. You can read more about her on the back of your cards. £4.50 per pack of ten cards. Postage is £2.95 per...

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Q2 partnership report E2W x Young Women’s Trust 2022/23

Tina.Freed / 31 Oct 2022

Q2 partnership report E2W x Young Women’s Trust 2022/23

We are absolutely delighted to have been partnered with the Young Women's Trust for a few years now. We hold very similar values to the Young Women’s Trust and share a commitment to gender equality in the work place. The Young Women's Trust ...

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Research into Lived Experience

Mark.Freed / 13 Oct 2022

Research into Lived Experience

Updating the ground breaking Cambridge University research that our co-founder led into men and women collaborating with each other in the workplace we at E2W and Men for Inclusion in partnership with Women on the Wharf and The Diversity Project are undertaking a refresh and update of...

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

Katie.Dix / 29 Sep 2022

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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National Inclusion Week 2022

Tina.Freed / 28 Sep 2022

National Inclusion Week 2022

We have been celebrating #nationalinclusionweek2022 this week with the help of some Men for Inclusion and E2W members.  On Wednesday 28th September, we hosted a coffee break where we had an open discussion around the theme of the week. We posed various questions to our members and reflected...

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Careers Club testimonial from a successful candidate and E2W member

Katie.Dix / 20 Sep 2022

Careers Club testimonial from a successful candidate and E2W member

We thrive on supporting our members to progress and succeed with their professional and personal development, which is why the Careers Club is one of our offerings that I am most proud of. It has proven to be really successful in helping our members get their careers back on...

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Why join us? E2W - A community of Women in Financial Services

Katie.Dix / 08 Sep 2022

Why join us? E2W - A community of Women in Financial Services

At E2W we pride ourselves on having established a collaborative and valuable network for our members. We offer networking at it's finest; connecting like-minded professionals and supporting professional development, E2W are here for you throughout your career lifecycle.  Here's what our members say about us... ...

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Working Parents and Carers sub-group

Katie.Dix / 07 Sep 2022

Working Parents and Carers sub-group

Following on from some recent conversations within our membership, I would like bring to you an idea I have had about setting up a sub-group within the membership for working parents and carers.  I want to create a support group for members, who are facing similar experiences, challenges and...

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Can you help the Young Women’s Trust by volunteering (virtually) a few hours per month?

Katie.Dix / 31 Aug 2022

Can you help the Young Women’s Trust by volunteering (virtually) a few hours per month?

Young Women's Trust Whilst we dedicate ourselves to helping and supporting women, mostly at the top of the social and economic ladder, we are aware that there are women in our society without the advantages and privilege enjoyed by many.    In April 2019 we were introduced to the...

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The Women in Finance Charter Blueprint 2022 research data on hiring senior women

Mark.Freed / 16 Aug 2022

The Women in Finance Charter Blueprint 2022 research data on hiring senior women

The Women in Finance Charter Blueprint 2022 shared research that it takes 40 days longer to recruit a female senior manager than it does a man. They then ran a survey that suggested that 22% of best in class signatories had built hiring timelines with appropriate lead times to find female candidates....

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Are men missing milestones at home for milestones in the workplace?

Mark.Freed / 27 Jul 2022

Are men missing milestones at home for milestones in the workplace?

Up until the 1960’s it was quite common, in fact usual, for women to leave their jobs just before their wedding day. In fact most employment contracts allowed employers to terminate a woman’s employment upon marriage. The practice was made unlawful in the UK in 1975...

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

Katie.Dix / 27 Jul 2022

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 with their careers and are making positive changes for diversity and inclusion. We are delighted to share these fantastic success stories with our community, congratulations to you all. If you...

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They think it’s all over - but for some it’s just starting…

Katie.Dix / 25 Jul 2022

They think it’s all over - but for some it’s just starting…

Please enjoy a short round up of our hugely successful event hosted by Sky Sports last Wednesday,  “They think it’s all over” - How gender equality in the workplace still needs everyone’s effort   Men for Inclusion are bringing together men who already...

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They think it’s all over…

Mark.Freed / 20 Jul 2022

They think it’s all over…

England are playing Spain in the quarter finals of the Euro’s. I wish them all the best and will be supporting them all the way. You can do this! 'They think it’s all over' is one of the most famous sporting commentaries sayings. In 1966...

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

Katie.Dix / 23 Jun 2022

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 with their careers and are making positive changes for diversity and inclusion. We are delighted to share these fantastic success stories with our community, congratulations to you all. If you...

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MFI/E2W event: “They think it’s all over” - How gender equality in the workplace still needs everyone’s efforts.

Tina.Freed / 22 Jun 2022

MFI/E2W event: “They think it’s all over” - How gender equality in the workplace still needs everyone’s efforts.

"They think it's all over" - How gender equality in the workplace still needs everyone’s efforts. We are thoroughly excited and delighted to be collaborating with Sky Sports for a Men for Inclusion / E2W Event and activity evening on July 20th at Sky&rsquo...

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Can you volunteer a few hours per month to support our nominated charity - The Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 15 Jun 2022

Can you volunteer a few hours per month to support our nominated charity - The Young Women’s Trust

Young Women's Trust Whilst we dedicate ourselves to helping and supporting women, mostly at the top of the social and economic ladder, we are aware that there are women in our society without the advantages and privilege enjoyed by many.    In April 2019 we were introduced to the...

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Getting to know Becky E2W’s newest coaching partner

Katie.Dix / 25 May 2022

Getting to know Becky E2W’s newest coaching partner

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest coaching partner Becky. To introduce you to Becky and her coaching services, please read a Q&A interview below. If you would like to connect with Becky for free introductory conversation about how her coacing can support you, please get...

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