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:

JOY TO THE2WORLD

Mark Freed / 11 Dec 2017

JOY TO THE2WORLD

With Christmas upon us and 2017 drawing to a close, it’s a great time to look back and also, an exciting time to look forward.  I’m immensely proud of the work that we, our members and clients have achieved this year.  We have made good...

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E2W Technology Workshop - Agile Transformations

Rhian Bowler / 08 Dec 2017

E2W Technology Workshop - Agile Transformations

There was much interest in the Deutsche Bank auditorium as our specialist speaker and E2W member Manal Koujan delivered her inspiring and engaging talk about ‘The role of leadership in agile and how does leadership influence transformation success or failure?  What are the challenges the leadership face...

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Life at arms’ length

Rhian Bowler / 07 Dec 2017

Life at arms’ length

Rhian Bowler, the E2W career coach, asks whether you want to live your life at arms’ length or be proactive?   Life at arms’ length Many of you will know I listen to Radio 2 on my way to work after dropping the children to school. ...

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A little obsessed with gender pay gap reporting

Mark Freed / 05 Dec 2017

A little obsessed with gender pay gap reporting

As the deadline for gender pay gap reporting becomes ever closer (April 2018), Mark Freed examines how other industries’ gender pay gaps compare to that of financial services. I am, some might say, becoming a little obsessed with gender pay gap reporting but that’s because it matters. ...

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Unconscious Bias – Briefing and Outline of Session for Client

Tina.Freed / 30 Nov 2017

Unconscious Bias – Briefing and Outline of Session for Client

E2W is the go-to place for women to manage their financial services careers and for financial institutions wishing to collect the gender dividend – the economic benefit of investing in women. We have built, and manage a community of senior women in financial services and provide long term career...

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In 2012 I started my career on the graduate scheme of broker ICAP….

Mark Freed / 30 Nov 2017

In 2012 I started my career on the graduate scheme of broker ICAP….

Next year is the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the UK. As part of celebrating the centenary, we are producing a history of women’s careers in financial services over the years. In the latest in the series we meet Suki Notay Senior Commodities...

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The Power of Coaching

Rhian Bowler / 29 Nov 2017

The Power of Coaching

The Power of Coaching Personal coaching brings many benefits, some expected, but many are a surprise to those experiencing coaching for the first time.  We often don’t know, what we don’t know!  This may sound crass or clunky, however many individuals who have undertaken...

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E2W Recruitment Tips and Insights

Mark Freed / 27 Nov 2017

E2W Recruitment Tips and Insights

In the summer of 2017, E2W carried out a survey of its’ members on their experiences of the recruitment process.  Several gender-recruitment influenced questions were asked including the impact on the process of having a female hiring manager.  “Notably, those with a female hiring manager were...

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Understanding behaviour and managing emotions to become a better leader

Rhian Bowler / 22 Nov 2017

Understanding behaviour and managing emotions to become a better leader

E2W members and visitors were treated to a rare, insightful talk recently on understanding behaviour and managing emotions to become a better leader.  The event was kindly hosted by the Bank of Montreal and delivered by respected executive coach Fiona Murden of Aroka.  There are many myths...

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Introducing - E2W Select

Mark Freed / 22 Nov 2017

Introducing - E2W Select

Are you a woman pursuing your career at senior levels in Technology or Front Office? Do you want a confidential way of exploring new career opportunities? If so, E2W ‘Select’ is for you. Moving towards a more gender-balanced workforce is a strategic imperative for our clients. Balanced...

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Hampton-Alexander Review - women on FTSE boards

Mark Freed / 15 Nov 2017

Hampton-Alexander Review - women on FTSE boards

I was honoured to be invited to the launch of the second Hampton-Alexander Review earlier this month, an inspiring and encouraging event.  The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent review body which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE boards...

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Would you work for the remainder of the year without pay?

Mark Freed / 11 Nov 2017

Would you work for the remainder of the year without pay?

Would you work for the remainder of the year without pay? Today - Friday marks Equal Pay Day in the UK. It’s the day on which women, as a whole, effectively stop earning money based on the official gender pay gap that still persists. Because the gap moves,...

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The Challenges of the Senior Managers’ Regime

Rhian Bowler / 10 Nov 2017

The Challenges of the Senior Managers’ Regime

E2W Regulation Business Team Meeting The Challenges of the Senior Managers’ Regime 1st November 2017 On 1st November, E2W hosted a very successful meeting of the E2W Regulation Team, alongside Jackie O’Connor, Head of EMEA Regulatory Reform at Goldman Sachs  and Cosette Reczek, Executive...

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E2W Sponsored Student Freya recently attended an Insight Day and shares her experience.

Rhian Bowler / 10 Nov 2017

E2W Sponsored Student Freya recently attended an Insight Day and shares her experience.

E2W and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) have launched a programme to encourage more girls to consider the financial services’ sector as a career path.  The E2W career coach, Rhian Bowler shares more details of the programme and insight from one of this...

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The ideal vs reality -  Just sound bites vs understanding what it’s really like at the coal face

Mark Freed / 05 Nov 2017

The ideal vs reality -  Just sound bites vs understanding what it’s really like at the coal face

In the last ten days, three high-profile women, including Theresa May, have spoken out about improving gender diversity in financial organisations.  Mark Freed writes an open letter to them to share his experiences of life at the coal face.   Theresa May – Prime Minister Nicky Morgan ...

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The inaugural meeting of the E2W Front Office team. It was an energetic breakfast!

Tina.Freed / 05 Nov 2017

The inaugural meeting of the E2W Front Office team. It was an energetic breakfast!

This week Tina Freed co-hosted the inaugural meeting of the E2W Front Office team.  It was an energetic breakfast!  At E2W, we strive to promote and further women in financial services’ careers.  We connect women with likeminded peers so that they can learn from...

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I started my banking career at Goldman Sachs in 2007 - Niamh McInerney

Mark Freed / 01 Nov 2017

I started my banking career at Goldman Sachs in 2007 - Niamh McInerney

Next year is the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the UK. As part of celebrating the centenary, we are producing a history of women’s careers in financial services over the years. In the latest in the series we meet Niamh McInerney - Executive...

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The Human Approach to Networking

Rhian Bowler / 27 Oct 2017

The Human Approach to Networking

E2W leadership coach Rhian Bowler challenges you to take the 'Human Approach to Networking'. During many coaching conversations that I have with the E2W community, women readily admit that they hate the thought of networking.  To them, networking feels like forced conversations with people they don&rsquo...

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“Fearless Girl” meet “Savvy Investor.”

Mark Freed / 16 Oct 2017

“Fearless Girl” meet “Savvy Investor.”

A news piece on the BBC recently caught my eye regarding a girl and a bull. This was no fairy tale though and reading on I realised that the story had a far bigger tale to tell about ‘investing with impact’ and financial products driving...

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The Power of “Why?”

Rhian Bowler / 12 Oct 2017

The Power of “Why?”

This week E2W leadership coach Rhian Bowler challenges you to ask “Why?” Children don’t have a problem with asking why something happened, or why something is just as it is and as annoying as the incessant questioning may be, as adults, there is something for...

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