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

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors - Call for research participants

Katie.Dix / 21 Apr 2021

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors - Call for research participants

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors - Call for research participants Friend of E2W Jack Daly is undertaking Postgraduate Research at Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change Leeds University Business School into closing the gender pay gap in Legal, Financial and Professional sectors...

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Now is the time to invest in you! 

Katie.Dix / 21 Apr 2021

Now is the time to invest in you! 

Now is the time to invest in you! We have an expert panel of coaches to support you at whatever stage you are at. Please get in touch to discuss how our coaches can help you achieve your goals this year. While our community is a big part of...

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Support your personal network, build our community and, be rewarded by our job referral scheme.

Katie.Dix / 19 Apr 2021

Support your personal network, build our community and, be rewarded by our job referral scheme.

With the progress of the vaccination programme and the country slowly starting to leave lockdown, it’s perhaps not surprising that there’s a new spirit of optimism in the business world. We’re seeing this first-hand, as we’re being contacted about many more jobs...

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How do you build resilience in the system architecture?

Katie.Dix / 14 Apr 2021

How do you build resilience in the system architecture?

How do you build resilience in the system architecture? Answer.………………Through Failure, Freedom and Chaos! Think about designing and operationalizing a system which has resilience as a central theme. Will the system work under stress? Will it be able to bear the burden? Will...

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Launching E2W’s Men for Inclusion

Mark.Freed / 14 Apr 2021

Launching E2W’s Men for Inclusion

We have launched a new initiative, 'Men for Inclusion', at E2W. This initiative is very exciting, but also incredibly important to us and what we are trying to achieve.  Men for Inclusion are bringing together men who already understand the benefits of diversity and want to accelerate towards...

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

Katie.Dix / 07 Apr 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 Suzannah Pierse for starting a new position as Managing...

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Recruiting Diverse Talent

Mark.Freed / 31 Mar 2021

Recruiting Diverse Talent

Recruiting Diverse Talent – A Case Study “It is the diversity of our people – whose varied skill sets, backgrounds and cultures shape our outlook – that means we are able to explore unique avenues and uncover opportunities unseen by others in our industry.” Charles Brooks, Head of...

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E2W Coach Zoë Copley - Leaders Listen Up

Katie.Dix / 31 Mar 2021

E2W Coach Zoë Copley - Leaders Listen Up

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest coaching partner, Zoë Copley. Zoë focuses on enhancing clarity, impact and wellbeing with her clients. You can book your free introductory call with Zoë, to understand how she can support you with her coaching...

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Update from E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Tina.Freed / 29 Mar 2021

Update from E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats

On the 7th December we wrote a Blog about E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land's End to John O'Groats. Now we want to share with you an update from Alison; Well I’m pleased to report the march still goes...

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No Young Women Left Behind - Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 24 Mar 2021

No Young Women Left Behind - Young Women’s Trust

New #NoYoungWomenLeftBehind campaign action: launched 12 midday today 5th March 2021 The Budget was a missed opportunity to make sure young women get the vital support they need. Extending the £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit for just 6 months doesn't give young women security. It also fails to recognise the...

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Mark speaks at the Diversity Project Event:  HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2021

Mark speaks at the Diversity Project Event:   HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN

EVENT: MALE ALLYSHIP - HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN Over the last few years many investment and savings firms have stepped up their focus on tackling gender inequalities and creating a more inclusive workplace. But although progress is being made the pace of change is too...

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E2W Alpha Challengers: Finding your Voice

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2021

E2W Alpha Challengers: Finding your Voice

We held one of our amazing E2W – Alpha Challengers Events last night the topic was ‘finding your voice’. The discussion got around to how do you speak up if you are ‘THE ONLY’ (Women, Person of Colour) in the room. My first thought...

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How do we successfully network in a world of remote working?

Katie.Dix / 15 Mar 2021

How do we successfully network in a world of remote working?

Engaging with peers is essential for a successful career. How will you network in world where half of us working from home and the other half in the office? How can E2W support our members' networking activities within and beyond our vibrant community? The past year has...

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Could you join a board? Apply to Women on Boards bursary programme!

Katie.Dix / 10 Mar 2021

Could you join a board? Apply to Women on Boards bursary programme!

Women on Boards are opening applications for their third bursary programme. At E2W we want to share this brilliant opportunity with our members and network. The 2021 Bursary Programme will offer six women, who would not otherwise be able to afford it, complimentary places on their...

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Mark Freed - Choose to Challenge IWD2021

Mark.Freed / 04 Mar 2021

Mark Freed - Choose to Challenge IWD2021

Why are we writing about men as we approach International Women’s Day? Well, because men’s voices are mostly missing from conversations about gender equality of opportunity at work. Most men don’t deliberately exclude or overlook women or try to impede their progress. In fact,...

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International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

Mark.Freed / 02 Mar 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

International Women's Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. So let's all choose...

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

Katie.Dix / 01 Mar 2021

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

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  ...

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The 2021 deadline for reporting 2020 gender pay gaps is fast approaching…

Mark.Freed / 23 Feb 2021

The 2021 deadline for reporting 2020 gender pay gaps is fast approaching…

The 2021 deadline for reporting 2020 gender pay gaps is fast approaching. Scottish Widows, Standard Aberdeen and AXA Investment Managers have already reported. Well done to them. It is just a shame the results are not as good as the words. AXA Investment Managers: We’re taking meaningful steps to improve...

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Young Women’s Trust - Celebrating Young Women in STEM

Tina.Freed / 18 Feb 2021

Young Women’s Trust - Celebrating Young Women in STEM

We are absolutely delighted to be partnered with the Young Women’s Trust supporting their fantastic work and mission. 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 provide...

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E2W Coaching Partner Kat Hutchings - Stepping up your leadership in 2021

Tina.Freed / 17 Feb 2021

E2W Coaching Partner Kat Hutchings - Stepping up your leadership in 2021

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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