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:

Friend of E2W Angy Tsafos - Handling Your Inner Critic

Katie.Dix / 30 Jun 2020

Friend of E2W Angy Tsafos - Handling Your Inner Critic

About Angy Tsafos Having studied Business and IT, I started my career in professional services and proceeded to spend many years working as a successful consultant in Banking. This included risk management, business analysis, program management, managing teams etc...All these years helped shape and define me and really led...

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E2W coach Nikki - Dealing with Stress and Fear

Katie.Dix / 30 Jun 2020

E2W coach Nikki - Dealing with Stress and Fear

E2W coach 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. I'd love to have an introductory conversation with you, to...

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Maria Zdravkova - The Gender Investment Gap

Katie.Dix / 17 Jun 2020

Maria Zdravkova - The Gender Investment Gap

E2W member and Alpha Challenger, Maria Zdravkova is a multi-asset portfolio management specialist with 8 years of experience. She has a Master in Advanced Finance. Maria is passionate about seeing women take control over their finances and especially participating in capital markets, that’s why she does workshops...

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Olga Anderson ‘From Trouser Suit to Power Suit’

Katie.Dix / 17 Jun 2020

Olga Anderson ‘From Trouser Suit to Power Suit’

From Trouser Suit to Power Suit Friend of E2W, Olga Anderson takes great inspiration from contemporary female leaders who incorporate fashion within their wider agendas in order to empower women. Contemporary times are blessed with the gradual, historic development of the trouser suit worn by women as a statement...

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Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Mark.Freed / 10 Jun 2020

Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Join us and take positive action and sign a petition to persuade the government to Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting along side Gender Pay Gap Reporting. The FCA are the only organisation in financial services that reports their Ethnic pay gap alongside their gender pay gap. Consider...

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Celebrate, Understand, Support and Champion - Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity

Mark.Freed / 10 Jun 2020

Celebrate, Understand, Support and Champion - Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity

E2W members are an amazing community of women pursuing careers in financial services. We have championed and supported these women for almost twenty years because, improving the opportunities and their chances of progressing in their careers is vital on so many levels. Closing the gender gap is our...

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E2W member, Joy Mpofu: How to Gain Workwear ‘Clothing Confidence’

Tina.Freed / 08 Jun 2020

E2W member, Joy Mpofu: How to Gain Workwear ‘Clothing Confidence’

Our members are aware we support and champion women in our community within financial services, but also love to show our support to their side ventures and passions outside of the industry. E2W member, Joy Mpofu has recently joined our community and already has made a...

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Alpha Challengers Champions of Diversity Series launched

Mark.Freed / 05 Jun 2020

Alpha Challengers Champions of Diversity Series launched

Register now for next Episode which focuses on Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity.   Thursday 4th June Our Alpha Challengers Champions of Diversity Series launched with a lively conversation discussing Diversity After Lockdown. The event was brilliantly produced by Sara Pistilli and Georgie Toft,  E2W Advisory Board...

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Mark contributes to the Euromoney ‘Finance is Female’ discussions.

Katie.Dix / 02 Jun 2020

Mark contributes to the Euromoney ‘Finance is Female’ discussions.

Mark contributes to the Euromoney ‘Finance is Female’ discussions.  Last week, E2W’s Mark Freed was pleased to speak on a Euromoney Panel, analysing The Gender Pay Gap Report accompanied by, Mandy DeFilippo, Morgan Stanley and Amanda Pullinger, 100 Women in Finance. Euromoney has written up...

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E2W member Stella Uraih shares her success story

Katie.Dix / 28 May 2020

E2W member Stella Uraih shares her success story

E2W member Stella, has kindly shared feedback about the positive experience she has had with E2W, from singing up as a member, engaging with our community to successfully being offered a new role through our recruitment services. We are proud to work with all the women in...

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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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