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:

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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Starting to build the talent pipeline

Rhian Bowler / 28 Mar 2018

Starting to build the talent pipeline

E2W and the CISI launched a pilot programme in 2017 to encourage more girls into financial services and to help to build the talent pipeline that in future years will be filling more senior roles.   About the programme E2W and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment ...

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Can you see the future of your industry?  Jodi Young could too – read how she helped NatWest Markets

Mark Freed / 28 Mar 2018

Can you see the future of your industry?  Jodi Young could too – read how she helped NatWest Markets

E2W is speaking to women who have been working in financial services over the decades to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women securing the vote.  Jodi Young has shared her career with us as well as how she would advocate approaching your career. Jodi Young, Head of UK...

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Are you one of seventy thousand?

Mark Freed / 23 Mar 2018

Are you one of seventy thousand?

To close the gender pay gap in financial services, the industry will need to promote or recruit and then retain 70,000 women into senior roles. Today we are proud that almost 9,000 of those women are registered with us and have become part of our community.  Why not become one of...

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Gender Pay Gap - The Financial Services Sector - The Story and the Data Behind It -  21 March

Mark Freed / 23 Mar 2018

Gender Pay Gap - The Financial Services Sector - The Story and the Data Behind It -  21 March

Download the Data The financial services sector employs roughly 1.2m people in the UK.  40% of those employed in the sector are women. There is no shortage of female talent.   The gender pay gap reports of financial sectors show that the problem is the lack...

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E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs among 45 new signatories

Mark Freed / 17 Mar 2018

E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs among 45 new signatories

What a week it’s been for the Women in Finance Charter.  E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs are among 45 new signatories and the first annual review of progress made by the first cohort of signatories, including E2W, is published.  In the first of...

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Women in Finance Charter - A massive change in recruitment practices

Mark Freed / 17 Mar 2018

Women in Finance Charter - A massive change in recruitment practices

What a week it’s been for the Women in Finance Charter.  E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs are among 45 new signatories and the first annual review of progress made by the first cohort of signatories, including E2W, is published.  In the second of...

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Wanted Urgently – 70,000 women to lead financial services firms

Mark Freed / 17 Mar 2018

Wanted Urgently – 70,000 women to lead financial services firms

70,000 women might seem like a big recruitment headache but here, Mark Freed explains why this number is critical in achieving gender parity.  According to the Office of National Statistics the financial services sector employs roughly 1.2m people in the UK.  The same source shows that roughly 40% of those...

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How will you commit to helping women in finance in 2018?

Tina.Freed / 12 Mar 2018

How will you commit to helping women in finance in 2018?

 At the E2W Front Office team meeting on the eve of International Women’s Day, we discussed how we could assist our female colleagues - #pressforprogress. On the eve of International Women’s Day, I met with the E2W Front Office team, discussing IWD&rsquo...

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“On International Women’s Day, ‘press for progress’ any way you can,” says Tina Freed.

Tina.Freed / 02 Mar 2018

“On International Women’s Day, ‘press for progress’ any way you can,” says Tina Freed.

It’s International Women’s Day and its slogan this year is ‘Press for Progress’.  Tina Freed encourages you to stand up and be counted and do your bit to press for progress, however large or small.  What could you do?   ...

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Drum roll please – this is no average blog!

Mark Freed / 02 Mar 2018

Drum roll please – this is no average blog!

As April looms, more and more financial institutions are reporting their Gender Pay Gap statistics.  Mark Freed helps you make sense of the data and know what to look out for. Gender Pay Gap reporting – the E2W approach As financial institutions are starting to report their gender...

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Women in Finance Summit - 2018

Mark Freed / 24 Feb 2018

Women in Finance Summit - 2018

Details and to register: Delegate Fee: £495.00+ VAT Discounted to £346.50+ VAT with code WIF2E2W  https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/womeninfinance2018  E2W is delighted to be sponsoring the 2nd edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit taking place in Central London on 22nd March 2018....

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Networking + learning = E2W Event

Tina.Freed / 22 Feb 2018

Networking + learning = E2W Event

In February, E2W has been supporting women with their careers in financial services by hosting more specific group events.  This month we hosted events for the Technology Team and Front Office Team. We have been busy during February, collaborating with E2W members Helen Bevis of NICE Actimize...

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E2W CISI Sponsored Students Pass First Time!

Mark Freed / 22 Feb 2018

E2W CISI Sponsored Students Pass First Time!

E2W is at the forefront of helping to nurture the women of the future in the financial services’ industry.  We’re thrilled that our pilot collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment has been a huge success. At E2W, we are passionate about...

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33 Firms including Goldman Sachs, UBS and JP Morgan asked to sign the Women in Finance Charter.

Tina.Freed / 15 Feb 2018

33 Firms including Goldman Sachs, UBS and JP Morgan asked to sign the Women in Finance Charter.

Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan is calling on 33 financial services firms including Goldman Sachs, UBS and JP Morgan to sign the Women in Finance Charter. Nicky has written to 33 financial services firms who have yet to sign up and asked them to confirm to the committee by Friday if...

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WIFC - Smashed It…. Thank You

Mark Freed / 09 Feb 2018

WIFC - Smashed It…. Thank You

Women in Finance Charter – Smashed it in 2017 and looking forward to 2018.   As the go-to place for women to manage their financial services careers and for financial institutions to collect the gender dividend / recruit more women E2W is, of course, keen to support any initiative that leads to...

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Women in Technology and Front Office, Executive Hiring Reinvented - E2W Select

Mark Freed / 06 Feb 2018

Women in Technology and Front Office, Executive Hiring Reinvented - E2W Select

In December 2017, E2W launched the ‘E2W Select’ programme, a programme designed to help our members at managing director level and above to explore, confidentially, new opportunities with financial institutions looking to recruit more women at a senior level. Are you seeking a new role within the...

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My contribution to …. staff morale.  Where were you in the 2008 financial crisis?

Mark Freed / 31 Jan 2018

My contribution to …. staff morale.  Where were you in the 2008 financial crisis?

As part of our Vote100 series on women’s careers, Caroline Kings tells us about her contribution to …. staff morale and asks where were you in the 2008 financial crisis?   In the 2008 financial crisis, Caroline Kings was working for Goldman Sachs.  Working long hours, she...

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Sarah Ristine walks us through her successful career

Mark Freed / 31 Jan 2018

Sarah Ristine walks us through her successful career

As part of our Vote100 series on women’s careers, Sarah Ristine walks us through her successful career at some of the leading investment banks in North America and London. Like a lot of English and Theater majors, I came around to this career through the side door.  ...

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