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:

E2W at Women of The Square Mile Conference

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2019

E2W at Women of The Square Mile Conference

On Wednesday we exhibited and Mark spoke at the Women of the Square Mile Conference at Olympia. These are some of the comments: Wow. Just wow! What an incredible day it was on Wednesday 15th May, at Women of The Square Mile 2019! I hope you all enjoyed the day...

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I am honoured to be nominated for an award for being a Positive Trouble Maker. 

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2019

I am honoured to be nominated for an award for being a Positive Trouble Maker. 

I am really looking forward to presenting at the EWPN – “Making Diversity Matter in Fintech”  in Amsterdam next month. Doubly excited as I am honoured to be nominated for an award for being a Positive Trouble Maker.  My first role in Fintech was selling...

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E2W member Lynn Maxwell seeks interim relationship manager to cover maternity leave

Mark.Freed / 13 May 2019

 E2W member Lynn Maxwell seeks interim relationship manager to cover maternity leave

Last month we carried a story about E2W member and inspirational women Lynn Maxwell . Lynn had only recently left her role as Managing Director, Head of Global Strategy in Structured Finance at HSBC to take up a new challenge at S&P Global Ratings where she is Head...

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Quick Fire Questions with Tina Freed

Katie.Dix / 10 May 2019

Quick Fire Questions with Tina Freed

We know that the E2W members are not one dimensional City working machines, but that they have lives outside of work, hobbies and top tips that they want to share. Our 'quick fire questions with...' has some serious questions about working in financial services and more...

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Nikki Hinksman - The Value of Coaching

Katie.Dix / 10 May 2019

Nikki Hinksman - The Value of Coaching

The Value of Coaching We lead frenetic lives, with little time to reflect on how or why we’re doing what we do. We spend our lives inside our own heads and this can lead to self-imposed limitations. What I love about coaching is that it provides the opportunity...

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An E2W member shares her coaching success story.

Katie.Dix / 02 May 2019

An E2W member shares her coaching success story.

I’ve always had excellent friends and colleagues who have shared advice and tips in work. However, I found that I was stuck between good intentions and bad habits and wanted to change the cycle. I needed fresh input. I had recently signed up as an E2W...

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E2W is delighted to introduce you to our panel of professional coaches.

Katie.Dix / 02 May 2019

E2W is delighted to introduce you to our panel of professional coaches.

At E2W, we recognise the contribution women make to the economy and are passionate about helping women harness their experience, knowledge, and skills for the financial services industry.  Our coaching services are designed to support women in their aspirations and development. We understand that coaching is a two-way...

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An inspiring and insightful event with Dr Alessandra Wall

Katie.Dix / 01 May 2019

An inspiring and insightful event with Dr Alessandra Wall

An insightful and inspiring night last night. When the Wonder Women, Good Girl and It’s Only Me filters are put to one side in a great location with great hospitality.  More E2W members are out there today making changes to improve their lives and making strides...

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Melanie Eagle: “E2W embraces flexible working, allowing me to continue my career in financial services.”

Katie.Dix / 26 Apr 2019

Melanie Eagle: “E2W embraces flexible working, allowing me to continue my career in financial services.”

Melanie Eagle has been with E2W’s Outsourcing Team for eighteen months and in that time she has demonstrated her experience of financial services, professionalism and versatility with our clients. Melanie’s career started in banking – first UBS, then Morgan Stanley and finally JP Morgan Chase...

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Help support E2W by becoming a Brand Ambassador

Katie.Dix / 25 Apr 2019

Help support E2W by becoming a Brand Ambassador

E2W Brand Ambassadors As a valued E2W member, we know you support our mission to increase the number of women working in senior roles in Financial Services, to help our clients achieve gender diversity and to shape the landscape for women working in this sector on a grand...

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Meet the team from HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter.

Tina.Freed / 11 Apr 2019

Meet the team from HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter.

2,500 women need to be recruited into senior positions to enable signatories to the Women in Finance Charter to reach their targets - The 2019 WIFC annual review. E2W have been at the centre of WIFC since its inception. We helped the treasury roll the charter out to the initial group...

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Charlie Fox Introduces you to E2W’s Outsourcing Business.

Mark.Freed / 11 Apr 2019

Charlie Fox Introduces you to E2W’s Outsourcing Business.

Giving hundreds of talented people the opportunity to continue their careers at a time in their lives when they have other priorities to juggle was the building block of E2W’s Business. For almost two decades, city institutions have relied on these E2W talented ‘continuers’...

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Olga Anderson on ‘Clothing: altering your performance at work’

Mark.Freed / 11 Apr 2019

Olga Anderson on ‘Clothing: altering your performance at work’

“The way you look directly affects the way you think, feel, and act . . . When you dress down, you sit down - the couch potato trend. Manners break down, you begin to feel down, and you’re not as effective.” (Kaplan-Leiserson, 2000, p. 39). Psychology for Business Success [4 volumes], Volume 1...

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2019’s gender pay gap reports - mixed emotions!!! How do banks compare? Download the data…

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

2019’s gender pay gap reports - mixed emotions!!! How do banks compare? Download the data…

50/50 by 2020 – no way.  2019’s gender pay gap reports show a different 50/50.     50% of banks are employing a higher percentage of women in top quartile paying roles this year when compared to last.  50% of banks have reduced their gender pay gaps. Anyone who has been...

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Inspiring Women - Lynn Maxwell

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

Inspiring Women - Lynn Maxwell

What’s interesting about the other E2W “Inspirational Women” pieces is that many of the women started in finance as soon as they left school or university. I, on the other hand, did not and thought about going down the route of academia. It goes without...

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Celebrating the success of our members

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

Celebrating the success of our members

On Thursday 28 March, E2W held its first networking event of 2019 at The Listing in the City of London. We were thrilled with the number of members and prospective members that attended and it was fantastic to be able to put faces to names and meet others for the first...

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Driving E2W’s continued growth

Tina.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

Driving E2W’s continued growth

I am delighted to take on my new role as excellence leader here at E2W. With 20 years experience in HR and recruitment, I have expert knowledge to help our business grow and thrive above and beyond. This is a critical role for the business to ensure that E...

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Inspiring Women - Manuela Froehlich

Mark.Freed / 29 Mar 2019

Inspiring Women - Manuela Froehlich

My career story is one of those whereby I have literally risen through the ranks.  After my parents persuaded me that working in a bank would be a good place to start my career (I had wanted to be a movie make-up artist – completely different!) I began working...

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Women of The Square Mile

Mark.Freed / 28 Mar 2019

Women of The Square Mile

I am really looking forward to talking at Women of The Square Mile on the 15th May at Olympia.  Joining a line-up of other industry leaders like Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia and E2W Member Monica Summerville.  As an E2W member you can get discount tickets by using...

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Man Group are working with E2W to implement an ‘active inclusion’ recruitment strategy

Tina.Freed / 20 Mar 2019

Man Group are working with E2W to implement an ‘active inclusion’ recruitment strategy

As regular readers will know, E2W has been working with Man Group for a while now, helping them to implement a more ‘active inclusion’ approach to recruiting and retaining women.  We have six strategies as part of our active inclusion approach: Commitment Statistics Value Proposition Time...

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