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

A former banking employee wins payout for gender discrimination by ex employers

Katie.Dix / 07 Feb 2022

A former banking employee wins payout for gender discrimination by ex employers

Stacey Macken, former BNP Paribas employer, has won a record breaking £2mn in a groundbreaking case after judges rule discrimination based upon Macken's gender.  Read the full article by the Financial Times here. Macken had been with the organisation since 2013, in the prime brokerage division. She later...

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We are delighted to announce that we are joining The Diversity Project as Ambassadors

Katie.Dix / 03 Feb 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are joining The Diversity Project as Ambassadors

We are so delighted to share the exciting news that Sinitta and I are taking on the roles of ambassadors at The Diversity Project.  As many of you know, I am the engagement manager at E2W and work very closely with our members and wider community....

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When the solution is part of the problem

Mark.Freed / 02 Feb 2022

When the solution is part of the problem

A snippet from a real email exchange I had this week... Hiring Manager to CEO: You mentioned that you knew a headhunter who specialised in female investment professionals – this would be greatly appreciated as I have not had any women apply for previous roles via our Talent Team. ...

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Call for applications: LeadersPLUS Fellowship for leaders with babies and young children

Katie.Dix / 24 Jan 2022

Call for applications: LeadersPLUS Fellowship for leaders with babies and young children

Founder of LeadersPLUS Verena Hefti is leading a virtual coffee break on the 16th February, where she will be discussing, 'saying no without guilt in a way that doesn’t hurt your career.' Verena will also provide information about the LeadersPLUS fellowship, which offers parents the opportunity...

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Spotlight Series - Amelie Chowna

Katie.Dix / 12 Jan 2022

Spotlight Series - Amelie Chowna

We are delighted to be running a series of blogs where we are interviewing members of Men for Inclusion and E2W. This is an opportunity for you to hear first-hand from our members on what they enjoy about our network and how you can benefit from joining. It is...

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

Katie.Dix / 10 Jan 2022

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 •    Melike Gokcen for starting a new position as Internal Auditor...

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Friend of E2W, Grace Edy - Why you shouldn’t jump at joining the gym, dry January or Vegan-uary.

Katie.Dix / 05 Jan 2022

Friend of E2W, Grace Edy - Why you shouldn’t jump at joining the gym, dry January or Vegan-uary.

As the New Year rolls in so too does the list of New Years Resolutions. People love to share their resolutions at this stage as they buzz full of enthusiasm imagining having lost those few extra pounds or having read a book a week for the whole of 2022…Or...

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Launching the Virtual Careers Club Cohort 7 in January 2022

Katie.Dix / 04 Jan 2022

Launching the Virtual Careers Club Cohort 7 in January 2022

We are once again delighted to be offering you the opportunity to join our Virtual Careers Club, starting on 27th January 2022. This bespoke programme has proven to be hugely beneficial to all the members who have participated in our previous six cohorts. Please read all the information below and register...

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

Katie.Dix / 16 Dec 2021

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.  Special Mentions •    Congratulations to our member Bolanle Johnson for winning her...

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Wishing all our E2W and Men for Inclusion Members a safe a happy Christmas

Katie.Dix / 15 Dec 2021

Wishing all our E2W and Men for Inclusion Members a safe a happy Christmas

This has been another challenging and tough year for all of us, but there have been some definite highs along the way. As a community we have continued to work together and support one another whilst growing and diversifying our business during these difficult times. We...

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Final update from E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Katie.Dix / 02 Dec 2021

Final update from E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Congratulations to our member, Alison Smith who has successfully completed her walking challenge, in support of  Young Women's Trust.  We have been following E2W member Alison Smith, who is (virtually) walking from Land's End to John O'Groats. Now we want to share with...

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Empowering women to dance like no one is watching!

Mark.Freed / 01 Dec 2021

Empowering women to dance like no one is watching!

Mark shares his thoughts as a follow up to the previous blog, ‘Diversity is an invitation to a ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as though no one is watching.’. Last week, I shared the stories of three men, pictured...

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Spotlight Series - Simon Tweddle

Tina.Freed / 30 Nov 2021

Spotlight Series - Simon Tweddle

We are delighted to be running a series of blogs where we are interviewing members of Men for Inclusion and E2W. This is an opportunity for you to hear first-hand from our members on what they enjoy about our network and how you can benefit from joining. It is...

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Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching….

Mark.Freed / 25 Nov 2021

Diversity is being invited to the ball, inclusion is being asked to dance and equity is being able to dance as if no one is watching….

I’ve heard this old metaphor rolled out a few times in recent weeks. For most women and other people from underrepresented groups it resounds, like most metaphors, to a point. It gives a view of what those from underrepresented groups are asking for, demanding and what...

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Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Mark.Freed / 15 Nov 2021

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity

Stepping up to inclusion and diversity It’s time to think about inclusion, it’s time to think about our colleagues and those people around us as individually unique. As men, we all need to think about diversity and inclusion. There are so many benefits that can be...

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

Katie.Dix / 08 Nov 2021

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 Molly Petken (E2W Alpha Challenger, Advisory Board Member) for starting a new position...

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Career Transitioning - From Investment Banking to Education E2W member Letitia Seglah shares her story

Tina.Freed / 05 Nov 2021

Career Transitioning - From Investment  Banking to Education E2W member Letitia Seglah shares her story

Letitia Seglah has been a member of E2W since 2017 when she was placed at BlackRock. Letitia is the Founder and CEO of Build Scale Grow CIC, a social enterprise that focuses on extra-curricular learning experiences (such as business boot camps, cryptocurrency and life skills workshops for children), and Lively...

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Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Mark.Freed / 27 Oct 2021

Where are the great minds of the financial industry to solve the Gender Pay Gap?

Following the latest  set of Gender Pay Gap reports , Mark Freed of E2W shares his thoughts and analysis on the current position within the financial services industry For far too long the financial services industry has been talking about opening-up opportunities for women to access senior roles. Leaders...

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Here’s what our members say about the E2W mentor scheme

Katie.Dix / 25 Oct 2021

Here’s what our members say about the E2W mentor scheme

Back in August, we published a blog about our bespoke mentor scheme and how successful it has been in the first few months of launching. Don't take it from us, here's what our members said about it: The mentor programme for me was incredibly helpful as my mentor...

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Lovedip Dhaliwal - Why I run?

Katie.Dix / 12 Oct 2021

Lovedip Dhaliwal - Why I run?

E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal ran the London Marathon last week and wrote a short blog to share amongst our community around resillience and mental health.  Last Sunday I ran the London marathon. Its not my first marathon but it is the first time I have run...

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