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:

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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Fasting from negativity

Katie.Dix / 24 Feb 2020

Fasting from negativity

About Nikki Hinksman "I have worked in the field of personal and professional development for nearly 20 years building my reputation on the creation and delivery of pragmatic and inspirational programmes that generate lasting change." Don't forget, if you are an E2W member, you receieve a free 20...

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Maternity Care - AT WORK. A Good Idea or Distraction from Real Challenges?

Mark.Freed / 20 Feb 2020

Maternity Care - AT WORK. A Good Idea or Distraction from Real Challenges?

I was recently approached by Justine McNulty, a fantastic and inspirational women, to discuss how we can help in the launch of her new business – Mobile Midwives. Mobile Midwives will bridge the gap between the NHS and professional women by providing maternity care directly to them in the workplace. ...

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Elizabeth ONeill - Sick And Tired Of “Digital Transformation”?

Tina.Freed / 19 Feb 2020

Elizabeth ONeill - Sick And Tired Of “Digital Transformation”?

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 how...

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Nikki Hinksman - Be Kind

Katie.Dix / 18 Feb 2020

Nikki Hinksman - Be Kind

Be kind Making changes in our lives can be really difficult. There is a huge amount of internal wiring that draws us back to what we already know, so venturing into something new requires persistence and focus. But do you help yourself or do you make it more difficult? Often...

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Make sure your ‘specialist’ is a specialist

Mark.Freed / 18 Feb 2020

Make sure your ‘specialist’ is a specialist

Make sure your ‘specialist’ is a specialist The Guardian recently reported on the lack of diversity in applicants for the top role at the Bank of England even though a specialist headhunting firm, Sapphire Partners, was paid £90,000 for the search. Apparently, 21 of the 23 candidates were men. Sapphire...

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Alpha Challengers - Building True Self Confidence

Katie.Dix / 12 Feb 2020

Alpha Challengers - Building True Self Confidence

Alpha Challengers - Building True Self Confidence Confidence is one of the foundation stones to us being our most glorious and authentic selves. We know what it’s like when it’s there and we know how uncomfortable it can be when it leaves, but how can we...

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It is great to see large firms getting behind women entrepreneurs and diversity in smaller businesses.

Mark.Freed / 12 Feb 2020

It is great to see large firms getting behind women entrepreneurs and diversity in smaller businesses.

It is fantastic to see large firms getting behind women entrepreneurs and diversity in smaller businesses. Women Entrepreneurs RBS’ new boss Alison Rose today announced £1bn in funding through Natwest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK.  Rose will aim to support the creation of 50,000 startups by 2023...

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