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:

BE MORE CONFIDENT: HOW AND WHY TO TRUST YOURSELF AND LOVE LIFE

Mark.Freed / 31 Oct 2018

BE MORE CONFIDENT: HOW AND WHY TO TRUST YOURSELF AND LOVE LIFE

At E2W, we are passionate about helping women fulfil their potential within the financial services industry.  We understand that achieving potential doesn’t always mean changing roles, but making the most of your existing position.  To make that happen, there may be hurdles to overcome and...

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Inspiring Women - Olga Stepien. The bumps along the way are what make the journey so amazing

Mark.Freed / 31 Oct 2018

Inspiring Women - Olga Stepien. The bumps along the way are what make the journey so amazing

My journey hasn't always been easy or simple, and some of the choices I've made have left me vulnerable.  I'm often asked how a girl from a village in Belarus progressed to being a successful KYC/AML Specialist in London. Each time I tell my story...

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A tale of two recruitment strategies

Mark.Freed / 31 Oct 2018

A tale of two recruitment strategies

You’ve no doubt heard of Aesop’s Fables, well, here’s one from me… A tale of two recruitment strategies. Harriet works in recruitment at Traditional Bank.  A new role is released for a vacancy in Debbie’s team. Debbie, like most...

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Inspiring Women - Rachael Ramsey - Shared parental leave really worked for us.

Mark.Freed / 29 Oct 2018

Inspiring Women - Rachael Ramsey - Shared parental leave really worked for us.

“We were told we could never have children so when I fell pregnant after being at One Savings Bank for a few months, it was a bit of a shock!”   This is how my career as a surveyor at One Savings Bank began.  After two...

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The Gender Debate (it’s not all about women!)

Mark.Freed / 18 Oct 2018

The Gender Debate (it’s not all about women!)

"Men have a gender as well!" The focus needs to be on 100% of the workforce to have the desired impact. What's happening for men? What's happening for women? At the E2W Limited Gender Debate held last night at Investec, these were the key questions debated...

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Goldman Sachs leading the way in recruiting more women

Mark.Freed / 15 Oct 2018

Goldman Sachs leading the way in recruiting more women

Goldman Sachs is making the news at the moment as CEO of 12 years Lloyd Blankfein steps down and hands over the reins of this behemoth of investment banking to David Solomon.  But I would like to bring your attention to something else, something that really matters to us at...

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Contribute to a Women in Finance Roundtable Hosted by Nicky Morgan MP

Mark.Freed / 12 Oct 2018

Contribute to a Women in Finance Roundtable Hosted by Nicky Morgan MP

The Treasury Select Committee’s recent inquiry into Women in Finance identified recruitment practices as one of the key areas inhibiting the progression of women in the industry. We are delighted to announce that with a keen interest in the topic and to gain further insight Nicky Morgan MP,...

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Janus Henderson is meeting its commitment to the Women in Finance Charter with the help of E2W

Tina.Freed / 10 Oct 2018

Janus Henderson is meeting its commitment to the Women in Finance Charter with the help of E2W

Janus Henderson is committed to improving diversity for the benefit of the firm, their clients and their people. In September 2017  they signed the Women in Finance Charter publicly setting a goal that by 2022, 25% (with a 5% tolerance) of its senior management in the UK would be women. To achieve...

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Today is International Day of the Girl - What did you want to be when you were little?

Tina.Freed / 10 Oct 2018

Today is International Day of the Girl - What did you want to be when you were little?

Today is International Day of the Girl – we asked our members to recount what they had wanted to be, who supported them and what stood in their way.  Today is International Day of the Girl, a United Nations’ day of observance to highlight and address the needs...

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Help three young women on their journey to becoming leaders in Financial Services

Tina.Freed / 10 Oct 2018

Help three young women on their journey to becoming leaders in Financial Services

Today is International Day of the Girl – 600 million adolescent girls will enter the workforce in the next decade. Meet three of E2W and CISI’s graduates and read about their plans for the future, support networks and hurdles. Today is International Day of the Girl, a United...

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Juggling a career in finance and motherhood

Tina.Freed / 27 Sep 2018

Juggling a career in finance and motherhood

An Investment Banker has this advice for working Mothers – don’t neglect your children or your work. Juggling the demands of a family and a career in finance is tricky and requires a lot of organising, time management and effort. When considering a family whilst climbing the career...

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October 11th is the International Day of the Girl

Mark.Freed / 25 Sep 2018

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, a day that promotes girls' rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys.     We would like to celebrate the day by sharing some of your childhood aspirations, plus the stories behind the mentors or supporters...

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“It Pays for Women to be Financially Independent”  says E2W member Olga Stepien

Mark.Freed / 25 Sep 2018

“It Pays for Women to be Financially Independent”  says E2W member Olga Stepien

E2W are delighted to share the thoughts of our members and help them increase their  profile in the industry. If you have something to say we would be delighted to publish it -  your thoughts, ideas or story.  Contact Mark for more details.    Why...

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E2W Select Candidate - 25+ years experience of leading a global Prime Broker

Mark.Freed / 21 Sep 2018

E2W Select Candidate - 25+ years experience of leading a global Prime Broker

An E2W member with over 25 years experience of leading a global Prime Broker has asked us to help her find a new challenge commensurate with her significant skills and large enough to be fulfilling and rewarding.  ‘D’ has a wide breadth of experience having built a...

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Is the ‘glass ceiling’ still in existence today?

Mark.Freed / 20 Sep 2018

Is the ‘glass ceiling’ still in existence today?

Doctor Who and the glass ceiling  The phrase ‘glass ceiling’ is 40 years old this year – is it still relevant in today’s workplace?  Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Doctor Who, it’s interesting that for the first time there...

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Women – get your firm working for you

Mark.Freed / 10 Sep 2018

Women – get your firm working for you

Initial contributors to our survey are helping us to start to gather an eye-opening understanding of the current gender diversity landscape in financial services. They have highlighted the ‘laddish’, ‘politically incorrect’ culture within their firms, told us that they don’t feel that...

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Inspiring Women - Priscila Rocco Ignacio - Realising My Dreams

Mark.Freed / 10 Sep 2018

Inspiring Women - Priscila Rocco Ignacio - Realising My Dreams

Inspiring Women - Priscila Rocco Ignacio - Realising My Dreams   My career has taken me from Brazil to England, and from law firms to financial services.  I’ve worked hard to become a specialist in my field and I feel as though I’ve seized...

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The Gender Debate (it’s not all about women!) - “Behind every great man is a great woman,”

Mark.Freed / 10 Sep 2018

The Gender Debate (it’s not all about women!) - “Behind every great man is a great woman,”

“Beside every great person is another great person, living and working as they would like.”    “Behind every great man is a great woman,” is these days considered a rather archaic expression, one that harks back to times gone by, thankfully, when wives, seemingly, selflessly...

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“What’s a man doing this for?”

Mark.Freed / 23 Aug 2018

“What’s a man doing this for?”

I often find myself in the position of frontman for E2W.  The firm dedicates itself to supporting the financial services careers of women and helping banks to collect the gender dividend. As frontman I regularly meet new people. The brave ones ask “What's a man...

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Inspiring Women - Mihaela Breg has carved out her global career….

Mark.Freed / 23 Aug 2018

Inspiring Women - Mihaela Breg has carved out her global career….

Romania, Brussels, New York, Bangkok, London – Mihaela Breg has carved out her global career with hard work, self-sufficiency and determination. I have enjoyed a really diverse career, travelling the world with my roles and experiencing many different working environments.  I’ve learnt that the journey is...

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