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The following are a selection of news and thought leadership articles created for our Members and shared here for all:

Courageous Conversations

Mark.Freed / 21 May 2018

Courageous Conversations

Achieving positive outcomes from difficult discussions If you are expecting a conversation to be difficult or awkward, it probably will be – here are six points from the E2W Career Coach to help you prepare. Why do we find some conversations difficult?  What makes some conversations require more...

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Fearless Girl meets Robyn

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2018

Fearless Girl meets Robyn

Fearless Girl who has inspired many and become a global symbol of diversity meets Robyn Clarke who in the last year has, along with the rest of the brilliant team at E2W Limited, helped and supported hundreds of women to progress, return to or continue in their financial...

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Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year

Mark.Freed / 14 May 2018

Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year

Reported in The Independant - Read the full article.  The gender pay gap is 91 per cent for people earning £1m or more annually in UK financial services companies, and it is getting wider, new research reveals. The average gap between what men and women are paid...

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Are you a successful woman who still struggles with self-doubt?

Rhian Bowler / 14 May 2018

Are you a successful woman who still struggles with self-doubt?

The confidence conundrum and how to resolve it.  Confidence comes up time and time again as being critical to success and it is!  Here’s some guidance on how to build yours.  Boosting your confidence levels How often has your confidence held you back from achieving...

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Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Mark.Freed / 08 May 2018

Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Delighted to see our client Morgan Stanley become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to its most senior job in London, naming Clare Woodman head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Morgan Stanley has become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to...

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Sweden’s maternity leave and paternity leave policies are some of the most generous in the developed

Mark.Freed / 08 May 2018

Sweden’s maternity leave and paternity leave policies are some of the most generous in the developed

Forget "ladies who lunch." In Sweden, there are "latte dads." World Economic Forum:  This is what Sweden's 'latte dads' tell us about a critical social change.  In an NBC News article profiling American dads who move to Sweden to live...

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Building Presence: Developing Influence

Rhian Bowler / 02 May 2018

Building Presence: Developing Influence

Building bridges to the right people along your career path “How to win friends and influence people” – there’s something to be said for that when it comes to career progression but first you need to know who to influence.  The E2W Career...

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Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women

Mark.Freed / 30 Apr 2018

Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women

Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women E2W’s many clients across the City are all on the journey to gender parity, but they’re not all at the same stage.    We’re starting a series of company profiles that will draw...

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Start to stop – a simple guide

Rhian Bowler / 30 Apr 2018

Start to stop – a simple guide

Why stopping can sometimes help your career. We hear and read so much about starting new behaviours to improve our career but what about stopping limiting behaviours?  Rhian Bowler, E2W’s Career Coach offers some easy advice to help you to stop.  **STOP!!** Observing the discussions...

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E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network - A Vibrant Workshop

Mark.Freed / 23 Apr 2018

E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network - A Vibrant Workshop

Over 50 members of the E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network enjoyed a really vibrant workshop where all who attended were inspired and motivated to action. It was wonderful to meet such a fantastic group of women in a safe and collaborative environment. Many thanks goes...

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Stop minding the gender pay gap, start closing it.

Mark.Freed / 20 Apr 2018

Stop minding the gender pay gap, start closing it.

How E2W is changing the industry and how it could help you. The gender pay gap reporting is complete for this year.  Will things change by 2018?  We have some ideas on how the figures could look differently next year. I am delighted that the April deadline for...

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E2W Risk Team Event Report

Rhian Bowler / 18 Apr 2018

E2W Risk Team Event Report

The E2W business events aim to bring women in financial services together to network, learn and support each other. We recently enjoyed a professional presentation on risk limit framework and risk infrastructure and how these challenges impact profitability, delivered by E2W member Olga Venosa, a senior Counterparty Risk...

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Starting to build the talent pipeline

Rhian Bowler / 28 Mar 2018

Starting to build the talent pipeline

E2W and the CISI launched a pilot programme in 2017 to encourage more girls into financial services and to help to build the talent pipeline that in future years will be filling more senior roles.   About the programme E2W and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment ...

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Can you see the future of your industry?  Jodi Young could too – read how she helped NatWest Markets

Mark.Freed / 28 Mar 2018

Can you see the future of your industry?  Jodi Young could too – read how she helped NatWest Markets

E2W is speaking to women who have been working in financial services over the decades to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women securing the vote.  Jodi Young has shared her career with us as well as how she would advocate approaching your career. Jodi Young, Head of UK...

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Are you one of seventy thousand?

Mark.Freed / 23 Mar 2018

Are you one of seventy thousand?

To close the gender pay gap in financial services, the industry will need to promote or recruit and then retain 70,000 women into senior roles. Today we are proud that almost 9,000 of those women are registered with us and have become part of our community.  Why not become one of...

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Gender Pay Gap - The Financial Services Sector - The Story and the Data Behind It -  21 March

Mark.Freed / 23 Mar 2018

Gender Pay Gap - The Financial Services Sector - The Story and the Data Behind It -  21 March

Download the Data The financial services sector employs roughly 1.2m people in the UK.  40% of those employed in the sector are women. There is no shortage of female talent.   The gender pay gap reports of financial sectors show that the problem is the lack...

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E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs among 45 new signatories

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2018

E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs among 45 new signatories

What a week it’s been for the Women in Finance Charter.  E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs are among 45 new signatories and the first annual review of progress made by the first cohort of signatories, including E2W, is published.  In the first of...

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Women in Finance Charter - A massive change in recruitment practices

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2018

Women in Finance Charter - A massive change in recruitment practices

What a week it’s been for the Women in Finance Charter.  E2W clients Investec, UBS and Goldman Sachs are among 45 new signatories and the first annual review of progress made by the first cohort of signatories, including E2W, is published.  In the second of...

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Wanted Urgently – 70,000 women to lead financial services firms

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2018

Wanted Urgently – 70,000 women to lead financial services firms

70,000 women might seem like a big recruitment headache but here, Mark Freed explains why this number is critical in achieving gender parity.  According to the Office of National Statistics the financial services sector employs roughly 1.2m people in the UK.  The same source shows that roughly 40% of those...

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How will you commit to helping women in finance in 2018?

Tina.Freed / 12 Mar 2018

How will you commit to helping women in finance in 2018?

 At the E2W Front Office team meeting on the eve of International Women’s Day, we discussed how we could assist our female colleagues - #pressforprogress. On the eve of International Women’s Day, I met with the E2W Front Office team, discussing IWD&rsquo...

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