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 -  Kathrine Switzer

Mark Freed / 23 Jun 2018

Inspiring Women -  Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer (born January 5, 1947, in Amberg, Germany is an American marathon runner, author, and television commentator. In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. During her run, race official Jock Semple...

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Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behaviour

Mark Freed / 20 Jun 2018

Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behaviour

E2W members have been treated to two workshops run by our friend, Fiona Murden. In May 2017 Fiona ran a workshop entitled ‘Becoming a better version of yourself’.  We were fascinated to hear Fiona’s insights into the impacts of neuroscience, perceptions of position...

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The runners and riders in the “Diversity Stakes”

Mark Freed / 15 Jun 2018

The runners and riders in the “Diversity Stakes”

What does it take for a financial services firm to win the diversity race?  How to place your money on a winner – what to look out for in a winning organisation. I am not a betting man, never have been and probably never will be but with Royal...

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Treasury Committee -  Women in finance

Mark Freed / 13 Jun 2018

Treasury Committee  -  Women in finance

The Treasury Committee launched its Women in Finance inquiry on 19 October 2017 to: Examine the value to financial firms of having greater gender balance across all job grades and functions; Identify the barriers to women entering and progressing their careers in the financial services industry and whether they are more prevalent...

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“Women have to achieve more, work harder…”

Tina.Freed / 12 Jun 2018

“Women have to achieve more, work harder…”

An intersteting and insightful interview with Anne Boden Starling Bank founder in The Guardian  “Women have to achieve more, work harder, and be much more perfect to get the job compared with a man. As long as we have the majority of promotions and appointments being made by...

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For London to be a truly equal city, women must be equally represented in positions of power

Mark Freed / 29 May 2018

For London to be a truly equal city, women must be equally represented in positions of power

Brilliant video from Greater London Authority and Sadiq Khan promoting their ‘Our Time: Supporting Future Leaders’ initiative.  For London to be a truly equal city, women must be equally represented in positions of power.  Will any Financial Services Firms commit / participate?  If anyone...

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LGIM is shaking up the world of investment management

Mark Freed / 23 May 2018

LGIM is shaking up the world of investment management

After a diverse investment portfolio?  How about a gender diversity focussed fund? LGIM has created the first fund that has gender diversity of organisations as an investment criterium – we applaud them.   As you know, E2W is one of the companies trying to shake up the...

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Then something totally out of the ordinary happens. A Dad walks in.

Mark Freed / 22 May 2018

Then something totally out of the ordinary happens. A Dad walks in.

Boardrooms to Babies Business lends a hand to encourage Dad’s uptake of parental leave, to advance gender equality for all  As a new parent, getting out of the house and meeting people is essential; a lifeline for many, in fact. There’s music classes, baby...

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Courageous Conversations

Mark Freed / 21 May 2018

Courageous Conversations

Achieving positive outcomes from difficult discussions If you are expecting a conversation to be difficult or awkward, it probably will be – here are six points from the E2W Career Coach to help you prepare. Why do we find some conversations difficult?  What makes some conversations require more...

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Fearless Girl meets Robyn

Mark Freed / 17 May 2018

Fearless Girl meets Robyn

Fearless Girl who has inspired many and become a global symbol of diversity meets Robyn Clarke who in the last year has, along with the rest of the brilliant team at E2W Limited, helped and supported hundreds of women to progress, return to or continue in their financial...

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Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year

Mark Freed / 14 May 2018

Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year

Reported in The Independant - Read the full article.  The gender pay gap is 91 per cent for people earning £1m or more annually in UK financial services companies, and it is getting wider, new research reveals. The average gap between what men and women are paid...

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Are you a successful woman who still struggles with self-doubt?

Rhian Bowler / 14 May 2018

Are you a successful woman who still struggles with self-doubt?

The confidence conundrum and how to resolve it.  Confidence comes up time and time again as being critical to success and it is!  Here’s some guidance on how to build yours.  Boosting your confidence levels How often has your confidence held you back from achieving...

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Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Mark Freed / 08 May 2018

Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Delighted to see our client Morgan Stanley become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to its most senior job in London, naming Clare Woodman head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Morgan Stanley has become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to...

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Sweden’s maternity leave and paternity leave policies are some of the most generous in the developed

Mark Freed / 08 May 2018

Sweden’s maternity leave and paternity leave policies are some of the most generous in the developed

Forget "ladies who lunch." In Sweden, there are "latte dads." World Economic Forum:  This is what Sweden's 'latte dads' tell us about a critical social change.  In an NBC News article profiling American dads who move to Sweden to live...

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Building Presence: Developing Influence

Rhian Bowler / 02 May 2018

Building Presence: Developing Influence

Building bridges to the right people along your career path “How to win friends and influence people” – there’s something to be said for that when it comes to career progression but first you need to know who to influence.  The E2W Career...

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Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women

Mark Freed / 30 Apr 2018

Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women

Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women E2W’s many clients across the City are all on the journey to gender parity, but they’re not all at the same stage.    We’re starting a series of company profiles that will draw...

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Start to stop – a simple guide

Rhian Bowler / 30 Apr 2018

Start to stop – a simple guide

Why stopping can sometimes help your career. We hear and read so much about starting new behaviours to improve our career but what about stopping limiting behaviours?  Rhian Bowler, E2W’s Career Coach offers some easy advice to help you to stop.  **STOP!!** Observing the discussions...

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E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network - A Vibrant Workshop

Mark Freed / 23 Apr 2018

E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network - A Vibrant Workshop

Over 50 members of the E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network enjoyed a really vibrant workshop where all who attended were inspired and motivated to action. It was wonderful to meet such a fantastic group of women in a safe and collaborative environment. Many thanks goes...

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Stop minding the gender pay gap, start closing it.

Mark Freed / 20 Apr 2018

Stop minding the gender pay gap, start closing it.

How E2W is changing the industry and how it could help you. The gender pay gap reporting is complete for this year.  Will things change by 2018?  We have some ideas on how the figures could look differently next year. I am delighted that the April deadline for...

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E2W Risk Team Event Report

Rhian Bowler / 18 Apr 2018

E2W Risk Team Event Report

The E2W business events aim to bring women in financial services together to network, learn and support each other. We recently enjoyed a professional presentation on risk limit framework and risk infrastructure and how these challenges impact profitability, delivered by E2W member Olga Venosa, a senior Counterparty Risk...

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