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:

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – April 2019 What the numbers tell us?

Mark.Freed / 14 May 2020

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – April 2019 What the numbers tell us?

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – April 2019 What the numbers tell us?   A selection of Corporate and Investment Banks & Asset Managers - The Gender Pay Gap Over Time Of the 61 firms in our report 27 firms (almost half) had proportionately fewer women in top quartile wage earning roles in...

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

Katie.Dix / 05 May 2020

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.  Promotions Sara MacGrath for being promoted to Vice President, Corporate Broking at BNP Paribas Katherine...

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E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - with Denise Wilson

Mark.Freed / 05 May 2020

E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - with Denise Wilson

On Wednesday 22nd April, we were delighted to welcome Denise Wilson, CEO of the Hampton-Alexander Review, to our virtual coffee break about gender equality in UK business. Denise provided updates on the Hampton-Alexander Review for 2020, which is in its final year of a five year review period. Denise updated the...

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Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal.

Mark.Freed / 23 Apr 2020

Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal.

Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal. Against a tragic backdrop, the lockdown has taught us a thing or two about our old world and the new normal. There are things we do not like: Loss of physical contact...

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Alpha Careers Club

Mark.Freed / 08 Apr 2020

Alpha Careers Club

Following the success of last year’s E2W – Alpha Career Coaching and recognising the exceptional circumstances that many of our members, and other women in the industry, find themselves we are launching Alpha – Careers Club. The club will meet weekly, in addition to a self-support group...

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E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - New World, New Routines, New Diet!

Mark.Freed / 08 Apr 2020

E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - New World, New Routines, New Diet!

Have a break from the new normal – come and join us for a weekly virtual coffee. Every Wednesday from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.  As we are all adjusting to the new normal, come and join other members of the E2W community for a virtual chat, meet old and...

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Celebrating your success during this time of uncertainty.

Katie.Dix / 02 Apr 2020

Celebrating your success during this time of uncertainty.

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.  Promotions Sara MacGrath for being promoted to Vice President, Corporate Broking at BNP Paribas Katherine...

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A message from E2W

Katie.Dix / 18 Mar 2020

A message from E2W

The E2W team are sending well wishes to all our members and readers of our weekly mailer.  At E2W, we pride ourselves on being a community, and support network for women, so we are asking you all to please reach out if there is anything we...

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How to close the gap in Investment Management: RECRUITING A DIVERSE TEAM

Mark.Freed / 16 Mar 2020

How to close the gap in Investment Management: RECRUITING A DIVERSE TEAM

How to close the gap in Investment Management: RECRUITING A DIVERSE TEAM – from the top down. A report by E2W  Closing the gap quickly depends on recruitment processes that are robust enough to provide high-quality female candidates for more senior roles. Most firms will need the proportion...

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Why Good Women Struggle To Be Great Allies

Katie.Dix / 13 Mar 2020

Why Good Women Struggle To Be Great Allies

About E2W coach, Dr Alessandra Wall I specialize in working with professional women who aren’t showing up the way they want to. My clients are smart, savvy, successful professionals in key senior and leadership roles. Despite all their talent, drive, and hard work, these women feel undervalued,...

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Goldman Sachs want male allies to step forward…

Katie.Dix / 10 Mar 2020

Goldman Sachs want male allies to step forward…

Male Allies  We've commented for a long time now, on the importance of male allies. You can read a blog we have previously published here.  The Financial Times has reported one of the most senior executives at Goldman Sachs, Gregg Lemkau, is among a growing number...

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What’s Really Holding Women Back?

Katie.Dix / 09 Mar 2020

What’s Really Holding Women Back?

I recently read an interesting article published by the Harvard Business Review on what’s really holding women back? You can read the full article here.  As scholars of gender inequality in the workplace, we are routinely asked by companies to investigate why they are having trouble...

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Leaders - How to get visibility right?

Katie.Dix / 09 Mar 2020

Leaders - How to get visibility right?

Kat Hutchings is a Leadership & Career Coach working with individuals like you to excel in your leadership role and achieve perfect-fit next career moves. Her background in Financial Services leadership roles, which means she can identify with the challenges and opportunities you face. E2W members and members...

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What does Inclusion mean and how can organisations achieve it?

Katie.Dix / 06 Mar 2020

What does Inclusion mean and how can organisations achieve it?

The first in a series written by our guest contributor, Jacqueline Kingham - Diversity & Inclusion Advocate | Consultant | Treasury Professional Jacqueline Kingham has over 10 years Banking and Management Consulting experience. Jacqueline is very passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and has recently launched a blog where she hopes to help governments...

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Did you know E2W can help with your CV and personal branding?

Katie.Dix / 04 Mar 2020

Did you know E2W can help with your CV and personal branding?

E2W work closely with Sarah, our CV and personal branding specialist to offer support to our members and wider community, no matter what stage of your career. Is your CV getting you noticed? Are you struggling to pass the initial stages of the application process? Do you experience...

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E2W coaching partner Elizabeth ONeill: Career Bloopers

Katie.Dix / 04 Mar 2020

E2W coaching partner Elizabeth ONeill: Career Bloopers

About E2W coaching partner Elizabeth ONeill After nearly 20 years of building and leading technical teams and organisational change, I know that people are the key to success. I've helped people gain a greater understanding of what they want from their career, what's holding them back and...

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) calls for measures to ensure a more diverse management body in institutions

Katie.Dix / 03 Mar 2020

The European Banking Authority (EBA) calls for measures to ensure a more diverse management body in institutions

The European Banking Authority (EBA) calls for measures to ensure a more diverse management body in institutions. You can read the full article here.  The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a new benchmarking report on diversity practices in credit institutions and investment firms analysing the development since its 2015 diversity...

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It’s great to see women in the industry moving, being promoted and returning to work!

Katie.Dix / 26 Feb 2020

It’s great to see women in the industry moving, being promoted and returning to work!

At E2W we love to celebrate success. We are thrilled to see women in the indsutry, who have progressed in their careers. Congratulations to you all.  Promotions Katey Neate for being promoted to Managing Director, UK Legal Entities Risk Officer at BNY Mellon Caroline Carvalho dos Santos...

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Gender Lens Equity Funds and Women in Leadership: A Report

Mark.Freed / 26 Feb 2020

Gender Lens Equity Funds and Women in Leadership: A Report

The second article, in a series written by our special guest contributor, Marypat Smucker, CFA looks at Gender Lens Equity Funds and Women in Leadership. Gender lens investing in equity and fixed income first developed based on evidence of superior performance by companies with higher women-in-leadership (WIL) metrics. Indeed...

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Communicating You: Dress to be seen, don’t dress to hide away.

Katie.Dix / 25 Feb 2020

Communicating You: Dress to be seen, don’t dress to hide away.

Communicating You: Dress to be seen, don’t dress to hide away. Following fashion suggests a desire to blend in with the crowd. If you make up your own rules on the other hand, being seen and being remembered for your own unique style is one huge step to...

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