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

Spotlight Series - Simon Tweddle

Tina.Freed / 30 Nov 2021

Spotlight Series - Simon Tweddle

We are delighted to be running a series of blogs where we are interviewing members of Men for Inclusion and E2W. This is an opportunity for you to hear first-hand from our members on what they enjoy about our network and how you can benefit from joining. It is...

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Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching….

Mark.Freed / 25 Nov 2021

Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching….

I’ve heard this old metaphor rolled out a few times in recent weeks. For most women and other people from underrepresented groups it resounds, like most metaphors, to a point. It gives a view of what those from underrepresented groups are asking for, demanding and what...

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Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Mark.Freed / 15 Nov 2021

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity It’s time to think about inclusion, it’s time to think about our colleagues and those people around us as individually unique. As men, we all need to think about diversity and inclusion. There are so many benefits that can be...

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

Katie.Dix / 08 Nov 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 Molly Petken (E2W Alpha Challenger, Advisory Board Member) for starting a new position...

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Career Transitioning - From Investment Banking to Education E2W member Letitia Seglah shares her story

Tina.Freed / 05 Nov 2021

Career Transitioning - From Investment  Banking to Education E2W member Letitia Seglah shares her story

Letitia Seglah has been a member of E2W since 2017 when she was placed at BlackRock. Letitia is the Founder and CEO of Build Scale Grow CIC, a social enterprise that focuses on extra-curricular learning experiences (such as business boot camps, cryptocurrency and life skills workshops for children), and Lively...

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Here’s what our members say about us…

Katie.Dix / 01 Nov 2021

Here’s what our members say about us…

At E2W we pride ourselves on having established a collaborative and valuable network for our members. We offer networking at it's finest; connecting like-minded professionals and supporting professional development, E2W are here for you throughout your career lifecycle.  Here's what our members say about us... ...

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Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Mark.Freed / 27 Oct 2021

Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Following the latest  set of Gender Pay Gap reports , Mark Freed of E2W shares his thoughts and analysis on the current position within the financial services industry For far too long the financial services industry has been talking about opening-up opportunities for women to access senior roles. Leaders...

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Here’s what our members say about the E2W mentor scheme

Katie.Dix / 25 Oct 2021

Here’s what our members say about the E2W mentor scheme

Back in August, we published a blog about our bespoke mentor scheme and how successful it has been in the first few months of launching. Don't take it from us, here's what our members said about it: The mentor programme for me was incredibly helpful as my mentor...

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Lovedip Dhaliwal - Why I run?

Katie.Dix / 12 Oct 2021

Lovedip Dhaliwal - Why I run?

E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal ran the London Marathon last week and wrote a short blog to share amongst our community around resillience and mental health.  Last Sunday I ran the London marathon. Its not my first marathon but it is the first time I have run...

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Congratulations to those who completed the Royal Parks Half on Sunday

Katie.Dix / 12 Oct 2021

Congratulations to those who completed the Royal Parks Half on Sunday

Congratulations to our very own Kate Cole, who completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 10th October to raise money for our nominated charity Young Women’s Trust. Kate, a keen runner and overall superwoman, breezed around the course taking in all the famous landmarks in London. Along...

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This member’s story is not unusual or unique, but it needs to be told…

Mark.Freed / 11 Oct 2021

This member’s story is not unusual or unique, but it needs to be told…

Last week, I met another brilliant member of our community, who reached out to talk about Men for Inclusion. Their story is not unique or unusual, but it needs to be told. Why is it, so many of our network can tell the same story of how culture defines...

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

Katie.Dix / 11 Oct 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. Special Mentions Congratulations to our member Elizabeth Martine who has been shortlisted as the Next Generation Leader in the Women in Finance...

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Support the E2W team and Members who are running the Royal Parks Half Marathon this month

Katie.Dix / 05 Oct 2021

Support the E2W team and Members who are running the Royal Parks Half Marathon this month

There is not long now until some of our members and team take part in the Royal Parks Half marathon for our nominated charity, Young Women's Trust. Please help us raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity and the young women they support.  Just...

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

Katie.Dix / 21 Sep 2021

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

We have been following 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; The weather and the long days have been good to me since I last wrote about my...

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Olga Anderson - How Important is a First Impression?

Katie.Dix / 14 Sep 2021

Olga Anderson - How Important is a First Impression?

How Important is a First Impression? We all know that making a good first impression is vitally important in business, as potential partners and clients know that if you are poorly presented, you are unlikely to be a success in the world of the consumer. Dressing the part is therefore...

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

Katie.Dix / 09 Sep 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 Noelle Doherty for starting a new position as Commercial Finance Director at Monzo...

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E2W Mentor Scheme - How we can help you? And how you can help us!

Katie.Dix / 31 Aug 2021

E2W Mentor Scheme - How we can help you? And how you can help us!

Can you help by volunteering to mentor an Alpha Challenger? Or are you an Alpha Challenger wanting the impartial advice and support of an E2W mentor? Please get in touch with me.  Mentoring on a one-to-one basis is a unique opportunity to step outside of your normal circle...

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We are excited to launch our bespoke E2W and Men for Inclusion members platform!

Katie.Dix / 24 Aug 2021

We are excited to launch our bespoke E2W and Men for Inclusion members platform!

As you know, we have had a quiet few weeks without the coffee breaks, but we have been very busy in the background. We are really excited to be launching a bespoke platform for the E2W and Men for Inclusion members. This platform is exclusive to E2W and...

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Olga Anderson - How to Master a Capsule Wardrobe

Katie.Dix / 03 Aug 2021

Olga Anderson - How to Master a Capsule Wardrobe

How to Master a Capsule Wardrobe Our relationships and outlook on life have shifted dramatically over the past year, including our relationship with fashion. Our attention shifted from the dress drawer to the sweat’s drawer, and many forgot what pieces were buried at the back of our once...

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

Katie.Dix / 05 Jul 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 Nolly Maseko for starting a new position as Risk Analyst at Legal &...

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