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:

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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Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK.

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2019

Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK.

Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK. It's early on a Monday afternoon I'm slightly jet lagged and slowly catching up with work tasks and responsibilities that have been on hold for the past two weeks. Although there is much to do, I...

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Quick fire Q&A with David Ward, E2W Advisory Board member

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2019

Quick fire Q&A with David Ward, E2W Advisory Board member

David has twenty years’ experience in audit and risk management having previously been Head of Operational Risk at Threadneedle Asset Management and Global Head of Operational Risk at ICAP Group. David has experience developing and implementing operational risk frameworks, risk based regulatory capital assessments, risk appetite and corporate governance....

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E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Katie.Dix / 27 Jun 2019

E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Make an impact – have an opinion Oscar Wilde is quoted saying: “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions.” Pause and re-read. Harsh isn’t it? Certainly made me sit back and question where I’m following or repeating others...

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Olga Anderson ‘Does what you wear really matter?’ The psychology of dressing well.

Katie.Dix / 27 Jun 2019

Olga Anderson ‘Does what you wear really matter?’ The psychology of dressing well.

In these series of pieces, I have shared with you my thoughts on dressing down – the pros and cons – and then when you’ve decided to dress down, what impact your clothes can have on your performance and how you’re perceived by your colleagues. ...

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Introducing you to Sarah, E2W’s CV & Personal Branding Specialist.

Katie.Dix / 20 Jun 2019

Introducing you to Sarah, E2W’s CV & Personal Branding Specialist.

Our coaching services are designed to support women in their aspirations and development. We understand that coaching is a two-way relationship and will always have your best interests in mind. We are proud to support you in your ambitions and share in the excitement of your success. About Sarah I...

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Sponsoring Women’s Football VS Recruiting more women

Mark.Freed / 19 Jun 2019

Sponsoring Women’s Football VS Recruiting more women

As we are readying ourselves to cheer the Lionesses through another, hopefully, successful women’s Football World Cup campaign, it reminded me of the announcement by the Football Association that Barclays is to become the FA Women's Super League’s first ever title sponsor, in a...

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E2W member Elena Vydrine - “What is responsible investing?”

Katie.Dix / 19 Jun 2019

E2W member Elena Vydrine - “What is responsible investing?”

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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“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” personal development event.

Katie.Dix / 14 Jun 2019

“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” personal development event.

“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” were just two of the comments made by E2W members who attended the “super-charging your performance” event delivered by our fantastic coach Nikki Hinksman and kindly hosted by our partners at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The interactive session...

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Quick fire Q&A with friend of E2W Lucy Snowball

Katie.Dix / 14 Jun 2019

Quick fire Q&A with friend of E2W Lucy Snowball

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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Nikki Hinksman - Are we too ‘agreeable’?

Katie.Dix / 06 Jun 2019

Nikki Hinksman - Are we too ‘agreeable’?

Nikki Hinksman  I was recently watching some footage of Jordan Peterson talking about gender equality. I know he is pretty controversial figure and there are plenty of people that either love him or hate him, so that got me curious! As a clinical psychiatrist and professor of psychology his...

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Mark Freed - Awarded for being a ‘Positive Troublemaker’!

Mark.Freed / 05 Jun 2019

Mark Freed - Awarded for being a ‘Positive Troublemaker’!

So I’ve always been trouble...but I’ve tried to be positive and a maker. Last night, nearly 50 years after the first photo was taken, I receive an award for bringing the three together. I am now officially a 'Positive Troublemaker' in making diversity matter! Thank European...

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Quick Fire Questions with E2W member Chadia Eve Zouein

Katie.Dix / 30 May 2019

Quick Fire Questions with E2W member Chadia Eve Zouein

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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E2W members met the team behind the Women in Finance Charter

Katie.Dix / 24 May 2019

E2W members met the team behind the Women in Finance Charter

E2W members met the team behind the Women in Finance Charter. Hosted by our friends and partners at Man Group, on Wednesday morning 22nd May, the team from the HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter took the opportunity to meet E2W members - senior women...

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E2W Advisory Board

Katie.Dix / 24 May 2019

E2W Advisory Board

We had a really great and inspiring evening a couple of weeks ago at the inaugural meeting of our E2W Advisory Board. The advisory board is drawn from a cross section of our members, clients and supporters. All possess a passion for improving diversity in financial services and a...

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Quick Fire Questions with Sheena Shah

Katie.Dix / 23 May 2019

Quick Fire Questions with Sheena Shah

E2W are delighted to be working with Sheena Shah, founder of ElevatHer app. ElevatHer is a networking app for women in Financial Services to keep up to date with topical events, regular blog posts and to connect with females in the industry. You can keep up to date...

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E2W at Women of The Square Mile Conference

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2019

E2W at Women of The Square Mile Conference

On Wednesday we exhibited and Mark spoke at the Women of the Square Mile Conference at Olympia. These are some of the comments: Wow. Just wow! What an incredible day it was on Wednesday 15th May, at Women of The Square Mile 2019! I hope you all enjoyed the day...

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