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:

FIRST WOMEN SUMMIT

Mark.Freed / 17 Feb 2017

FIRST WOMEN SUMMIT

I am really looking forward to joining Eimear Creaven, executive vice president, Mastercard & Helen Rose, COO, TSB on the Women in Finance panel discussion at the First Women Summit in London on February 28th.  The First Women Summit brings men and women together to explore the key issues...

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Mentor or Mentee?

Rhian Bowler / 10 Feb 2017

Mentor or Mentee?

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction “ (John C. Crosby). The E2W members on the Career Conversations call this week certainly agreed with this statement.  Having someone to help ‘navigate difficult work situations’, &lsquo...

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E2W - Risk Team

Mark.Freed / 10 Feb 2017

E2W - Risk Team

At the inaugural meeting of the risk team a spirited discussion was held on several risk topics including, operational risk, the 3 lines of defence, what is the aim of the regulator and the impact of change on businesses? Is there too much regulation and what is the cost and resource...

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Career Conversations: Why are women too modest?

Rhian Bowler / 03 Feb 2017

Career Conversations: Why are women too modest?

Career Conversations: Why are women too modest? There has been a common theme this week during  the Developing Leaders career conversation and my 1:1 career coaching - women are too modest about how good we are!  We play down our achievements, our strengths, and skills. We feel uncomfortable...

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I would like to introduce myself: Sarah Johnson

Mark.Freed / 27 Jan 2017

I would like to introduce myself: Sarah Johnson

Who am I? My career within financial services began in operations and then moved to sales, marketing and relationship management within global teams.  I specialized in FX and Money Markets, then Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives covering multiple products. Working with senior sales groups l was responsible for building...

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Are highly experienced, mature and talented Women Returners threatening to Hiring Managers?

Rhian Bowler / 27 Jan 2017

Are highly experienced, mature and talented Women Returners threatening to Hiring Managers?

Are highly experienced, mature and talented Women Returners threatening to Hiring Managers?    Over the last few months I have had the great pleasure of speaking to a large number of women looking to or who have recently returned to careers in Financial Services after a career break.   ...

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I would like to introduce myself: Angela Iraggi

Mark.Freed / 21 Jan 2017

I would like to introduce myself: Angela Iraggi

Who am I? For more than 10 years I built my career in the City within Asset Management and Investment Banking, specifically within Treasury and Fixed Income functions. I have experienced working in a small team when managing life, pension and unit trust funds, investing in fixed income, forex and...

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Recognising your circle of influence and making it work for you

Mark.Freed / 15 Jan 2017

Recognising your circle of influence and making it work for you

Career Conversations:  Series 2:  Developing Future Leaders - Call 1 ‘Developing Future Leaders’ provided thought provoking discussions on the reality women face when progressing their careers and considering senior opportunities.  Organisations still need to do more to support career progression and provide meaningful high visible projects...

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I would like to introduce myself: Emma Carrington

Mark.Freed / 12 Jan 2017

I would like to introduce myself: Emma Carrington

Who am I? I built my career in Investment Banking, primarily working within Commodities operations, responsible for managing the back office precious metal logistics desk which included all post trade activity. This involved OTC and physical metal settlements, market clearing, reconciliations and all aspects of shipping logistics.  I thrived...

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Time to take control of your career.

Mark.Freed / 06 Jan 2017

Time to take control of your career.

Time to take control of your career.  Do you spend enough time considering your career; your skills, value, and direction? Women tend to think their hard work and results should speak for themselves and help position them for their next role.  Your boss may not have time or...

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Happy New Year, Happy New You.

Mark.Freed / 01 Jan 2017

Happy New Year, Happy New You.

Start the New Year with a New You?  Have a chat with Rhian about E2W's Career Coaching, Mentoring and Brand Building services for members.  Could a New You benefit from a new network? Extending your network is often the most powerful thing you can do?  ...

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Women in Finance Charter - December Analysis

Mark.Freed / 11 Dec 2016

Women in Finance Charter - December Analysis

New analysis on the data submitted by the first wave of 71 Charter signatories was published today. The report includes analysis on: •    Overall averages for female representation today and targets over the next five years, broken down by sector and size. •    The nature...

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I would like to introduce myself

admin / 06 Dec 2016

I would like to introduce myself

I am Kerry Booth. Who am I? I am a REC qualified recruiter and HR professional. I have a wealth of combined Recruitment/HR experience predominantly within Financial Services, Media and Construction, working within talent acquisition and managing the full employment life cycle of employees. I focus on peoples long...

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Careers Alert

Mark.Freed / 05 Dec 2016

Careers Alert

We are currently working on three vacancies for clients that we are having difficulty filling. Are you interested or do you know someone who might be:-  Defined Contribution Pensions Opportunities - calling specialist project managers - our client has two positions they are looking to fill in January 2017....

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What do Women Returners Want?

Mark.Freed / 01 Dec 2016

What do Women Returners Want?

In the search for talent,  firms are increasingly looking for new talent pools and innovative ways to connect and communicate. Women (and men) looking to return to Financial Services Careers is an example of a new talent pool. Financial institutions have developed ‘returner programmes’ to engage and...

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Developing mid careers - grabbing opportunities!

Mark.Freed / 01 Dec 2016

Developing mid careers - grabbing opportunities!

A recurring theme in our conversations is emerging - women are reluctant to put themselves forward.  How are you enriching your career in your organisation?  Do you actively pursue development/learning opportunities, or are you excluded from the invitation?  Are you asking to be included?   Did...

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“the career conversations series has inspired me”

Mark.Freed / 24 Nov 2016

“the career conversations series has inspired me”

Career Conversations Update The Career Conversations group coaching calls are proving to be popular and helpful.  The series has focussed on the importance of understanding your real value and strengths, something we tend to down play, and feel uncomfortable articulating them.  Identifying key transferable skills and being able...

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Signatories to the Women in Finance Charter Retain E2W

Mark.Freed / 21 Nov 2016

Signatories to the Women in Finance Charter Retain E2W

Is it a coincidence that since signing the Women in Finance Charter, five of the largest signatory firms have retained E2W to help them meet their charter commitments?         So what are the commitments that Banks are making. Here are some typical examples:- Barclays To...

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Rhian is where E2W members ‘go-to’ for careers support

Mark.Freed / 16 Nov 2016

Rhian is where E2W members ‘go-to’ for careers support

‘Spotlight’ on Rhian Bowler, E2W Careers Development Director Who am I? I’m a qualified career coach, HR professional, wife and mother, returning to the workplace this year after taking a career break to raise my children.  Previously worked in organisations such as Linklaters, Accenture,...

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The E2W Geeks team!

Mark.Freed / 11 Nov 2016

The E2W Geeks team!

The E2W Geeks team! Evolving and adaptive technology is driving and transforming business every day and rapid technological developments have provided vast areas of new opportunity and potential sources of efficiency for organisations of all size.   E2W have launched the Technology Team where members benefit from a...

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