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:

Contribute to a history of women’s careers in financial services

Mark Freed / 11 Aug 2017

Contribute to a history of women’s careers in financial services

Next year is the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the UK. As part of celebrating the centenary, we want to produce a history of women’s careers in financial services over the years. What was it like to start a career during the swinging 60'...

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Without a strong pipeline of young women entering and thriving in the industry – what’s the point?

Mark Freed / 11 Aug 2017

Without a strong pipeline of young women entering and thriving in the industry – what’s the point?

Six "A" level students with a desire to follow a career in financial services are keen to get your help and support.  E2W and the CISI are working together to launch a pilot programme in September to encourage more girls into financial services. Additionally, we aim...

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Inappropriate Interview Questions

Mark Freed / 03 Aug 2017

Inappropriate Interview Questions

This week, a female politician reached the highest rank of her political party, a promotion to be celebrated – she is only the second woman to hold the role. Just seven hours into her position she was asked whether it would be acceptable for her to take maternity leave should...

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Results are emerging from the E2W Financial Services Gender Recruitment Survey

Mark Freed / 03 Aug 2017

Results are emerging from the E2W Financial Services Gender Recruitment Survey

Some interesting results are emerging from the E2W Financial Services Gender Recruitment Survey. Recent reports have indicated that improving recruitment practices are key if financial institutions are going to meet their commitments to gender diversity. So, we have asked our community to reflect on and share their experiences with...

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Amanda, Becky, Caroline, Denise, Elisa and Fran are on career breaks. How could they help you?

Mark Freed / 03 Aug 2017

Amanda, Becky, Caroline, Denise, Elisa and Fran are on career breaks. How could they help you?

If you have any small projects (1-10 people) that can be delivered semi-remotely and are keen to deliver well, under budget, on time and with superb outcomes then give Amanda, Becky and the rest of the E2W community an opportunity.     This is Amanda: After leaving Cambridge she...

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