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:

Olga Anderson ‘Confidence Highlighted Through Clothing’

Katie.Dix / 22 Jul 2020

Olga Anderson ‘Confidence Highlighted Through Clothing’

How does confidence radiate through our clothing, and vice versa? Confidence is a challenging emotion to distil, and an even harder one to evoke. For some, confidence is a fleeting feeling that stems from great news or appraisal; for others, it’s a lick of lipstick, a glass...

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Thank you to our clients and members, we have a lot to celebrate this week…

Katie.Dix / 17 Jul 2020

Thank you to our clients and members, we have a lot to celebrate this week…

Back in the dark days of April when we posted this picture we could only dream of a week like we have had this week...Thank you E2W clients and members for your help and support.  Next week we welcome two of our members to the E2W...

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Can you help with our virtual coffee breaks?

Katie.Dix / 15 Jul 2020

Can you help with our virtual coffee breaks?

Every Wednesday at 12pm for the past 15 weeks, we have hosted our Virtual Coffee sessions. With the support of our brilliant coach Nikki Hinksman and community, we have shared some amazing content, from Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Exec. Hampton-Alexander Review to Peter Prescott a Wine specialist and Tingting Peng...

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Maria Zdravkova - Equity Investing Like a Restaurant Order

Katie.Dix / 15 Jul 2020

Maria Zdravkova - Equity Investing Like a Restaurant Order

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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Celebrating successful women progressing with their career, returning to work and moving roles

Katie.Dix / 08 Jul 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.  Movers Congratulate Jenny Tatum for starting a new position as Partner at Sionic Congratulate Desir...

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Young Women’s Trust - Supporting Young Women in Crisis

Katie.Dix / 08 Jul 2020

Young Women’s Trust - Supporting Young Women in Crisis

In April 2019 we were introduced to the Young Women’s Trust and were amazed at the work they do to help Young Women who are struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them. The Young Women’s Trust...

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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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