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:

Sharing your frustrations…

Mark.Freed / 07 Aug 2019

Sharing your frustrations…

  At E2W, we get many women contacting us each week asking for help and support, summing up their feelings and frustrations. They feel they can talk to us as a trusted friend and support network. I received a note this week which seemed to talk for many ...

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Women Continuers – Delivering Value

Katie.Dix / 07 Aug 2019

Women Continuers – Delivering Value

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 E2W's talented &lsquo...

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E2W’s Alpha Career Coaching for senior professionals who have taken a career break

Katie.Dix / 02 Aug 2019

E2W’s Alpha Career Coaching for senior professionals who have taken a career break

We are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to be part of our Alpha Career Coaching programme, sponsored and hosted by our client, Investec, a distinctive specialist bank and asset manager. Our carefully thought out programme is designed to complement the skills and experience...

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Five things that every women should ask in an interview

Mark.Freed / 01 Aug 2019

Five things that every women should ask in an interview

Five things that every women should ask in an interview, to ensure that the firm they are interviewing with is going to support them in their career, enable them to fulfil their ambitions, succeed, flourish and be valued.  Test the firms commitment to diversity. If they have...

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This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers

So let's celebrate! This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers for new roles. In doing so they have helped two clients find and recruit the ‘best person for the job’ and also help their firm become more successful by becoming...

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E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - Associate Director at RBC Global Asset Management Whilst there are now more women in top tier roles and present in boardrooms than there has ever been, there is still a gap in middle-management. Women start careers in finance in equal numbers to men,...

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Inspiring Women - Virginia Nordback

Katie.Dix / 18 Jul 2019

Inspiring Women - Virginia Nordback

Some might think that an economics degree from Yale University and an MBA from INSEAD guarantee a stable career in financial services, but mine has still had its ups and downs. I’ve had to take risks, be innovative and be an entrepreneur; but ultimately the skills I&rsquo...

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A lack of female talent OR poor recruitment practices?

Mark.Freed / 15 Jul 2019

A lack of female talent OR  poor recruitment practices?

I’ve heard a lot of senior bankers recently saying that we will not get more women at the top in financial services by firms recruiting each other’s women.  When you look at the backgrounds of the people saying this, most of them got to the...

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Quick fire Q&A with E2W member Abeera Magsi

Katie.Dix / 11 Jul 2019

Quick fire Q&A with E2W member Abeera Magsi

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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My thoughts on careers for women in FX

Mark.Freed / 11 Jul 2019

My thoughts on careers for women in FX

I attended an event a few weeks ago promoting careers in FX for women.  One thing I learnt from the panellists of senior figures is that, the FX sector was a male dominated, macho, tetestrone fuelled industry in the past but it's ok now! This got me thinking... ...

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Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK.

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2019

Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK.

Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK. It's early on a Monday afternoon I'm slightly jet lagged and slowly catching up with work tasks and responsibilities that have been on hold for the past two weeks. Although there is much to do, I...

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Quick fire Q&A with David Ward, E2W Advisory Board member

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2019

Quick fire Q&A with David Ward, E2W Advisory Board member

David has twenty years’ experience in audit and risk management having previously been Head of Operational Risk at Threadneedle Asset Management and Global Head of Operational Risk at ICAP Group. David has experience developing and implementing operational risk frameworks, risk based regulatory capital assessments, risk appetite and corporate governance....

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Olga Anderson ‘Does what you wear really matter?’ The psychology of dressing well.

Katie.Dix / 27 Jun 2019

Olga Anderson ‘Does what you wear really matter?’ The psychology of dressing well.

In these series of pieces, I have shared with you my thoughts on dressing down – the pros and cons – and then when you’ve decided to dress down, what impact your clothes can have on your performance and how you’re perceived by your colleagues. ...

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Introducing you to Sarah, E2W’s CV & Personal Branding Specialist.

Katie.Dix / 20 Jun 2019

Introducing you to Sarah, E2W’s CV & Personal Branding Specialist.

Our coaching services are designed to support women in their aspirations and development. We understand that coaching is a two-way relationship and will always have your best interests in mind. We are proud to support you in your ambitions and share in the excitement of your success. About Sarah I...

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Sponsoring Women’s Football VS Recruiting more women

Mark.Freed / 19 Jun 2019

Sponsoring Women’s Football VS Recruiting more women

As we are readying ourselves to cheer the Lionesses through another, hopefully, successful women’s Football World Cup campaign, it reminded me of the announcement by the Football Association that Barclays is to become the FA Women's Super League’s first ever title sponsor, in a...

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E2W member Elena Vydrine - “What is responsible investing?”

Katie.Dix / 19 Jun 2019

E2W member Elena Vydrine - “What is responsible investing?”

Invesco are kindly hosting an E2W event in September around the theme of Resposible Investing. Elena Vydrine, a member of E2W, will be publishing a series of blogs in the run up to the event on the topic of ESG. If you would like to sign up to...

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“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” personal development event.

Katie.Dix / 14 Jun 2019

“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” personal development event.

“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” were just two of the comments made by E2W members who attended the “super-charging your performance” event delivered by our fantastic coach Nikki Hinksman and kindly hosted by our partners at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The interactive session...

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Quick fire Q&A with friend of E2W Lucy Snowball

Katie.Dix / 14 Jun 2019

Quick fire Q&A with friend of E2W Lucy Snowball

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 - Are we too ‘agreeable’?

Katie.Dix / 06 Jun 2019

Nikki Hinksman - Are we too ‘agreeable’?

Nikki Hinksman  I was recently watching some footage of Jordan Peterson talking about gender equality. I know he is pretty controversial figure and there are plenty of people that either love him or hate him, so that got me curious! As a clinical psychiatrist and professor of psychology his...

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Mark Freed - Awarded for being a ‘Positive Troublemaker’!

Mark.Freed / 05 Jun 2019

Mark Freed - Awarded for being a ‘Positive Troublemaker’!

So I’ve always been trouble...but I’ve tried to be positive and a maker. Last night, nearly 50 years after the first photo was taken, I receive an award for bringing the three together. I am now officially a 'Positive Troublemaker' in making diversity matter! Thank European...

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