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

E2W Workshop: Building Operational Resilience

Katie.Dix / 11 Nov 2020

E2W Workshop: Building Operational Resilience

On Tuesday 10th November, we held an evening workshop on, Building Operational Resilience: bringing together multiple disciplines.  Our guest speakers were good friend and E2W member Anita Millar and Palvinder Gill. Anita is a risk and public policy professional with over 20-years of experience working in...

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E2 Passions – Looking good in front of the camera

Katie.Dix / 10 Nov 2020

E2 Passions – Looking good in front of the camera

In our virtual coffee break this week, we heard about a key subject for many businesspeople right now – how to look good in front of the camera on a video call. Our speaker was Angela Sellar, who has ten years’ experience in TV advertising, working as Head of...

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“With E2W’s support and guidance, I am delighted to be embarking on my next challenge.”

Katie.Dix / 02 Nov 2020

“With E2W’s support and guidance, I am delighted to be embarking on my next challenge.”

Member of E2W's community, Agnan Kessy has kindly shared feedback about her positive experience she has had with our recruitment team and securing her next role. We are proud to work with all the women in our community, like Agnan and wish her all the success with her...

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E2 Inspire - Christine Brown-Quinn, an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Business & Finance: Unlock Your Career Success - Knowing the Unwritten Rules Changes Everything

Katie.Dix / 26 Oct 2020

E2 Inspire - Christine Brown-Quinn, an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Business & Finance: Unlock Your Career Success - Knowing the Unwritten Rules Changes Everything

Working harder is a great way to kick-start your career, but when you get past a certain point, it’s not the only thing that matters. In this week’s E2 Inspire, we heard from Christine Brown-Quinn about the unwritten rules that unlock career success. After almost 30 years...

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TP ICAP Number Confidence Week - Virtual Panel Event

Katie.Dix / 26 Oct 2020

TP ICAP Number Confidence Week - Virtual Panel Event

TP ICAP is the founding partner for the inaugural Number Confidence Week, an event hosted by our charity partner National Numeracy, taking place on 2 – 6 November, with the aim of empowering people across the nation to become more confident with numbers to get on in life. As part of the...

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E2 Healthier: Mental health and the workplace

Katie.Dix / 15 Oct 2020

E2 Healthier: Mental health and the workplace

E2 Healthier: Mental health and the workplace For last week’s coffee morning, we welcomed Sonia Minards to talk about mental health in the workplace. This has always been an important – if sometimes undervalued – topic, but it is even more essential now, as we all face...

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Alpha Challengers – Championing Diversity Episode 3: Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together

Katie.Dix / 01 Oct 2020

Alpha Challengers – Championing Diversity Episode 3: Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together

Why men should be allies – and what they can do As part of our E2W Alpha Challengers series, we hosted a webinar on the subject of ‘Male Allies – finishing the journey together’. The four men on our panel brought together decades of experience of supporting...

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E2Wealthier – An introduction to property investment

Katie.Dix / 30 Sep 2020

E2Wealthier – An introduction to property investment

E2Wealthier – An introduction to property investment In last week’s coffee break, our speakers were Alison Edwards and Natalie Beswick from The Insight Group, a property investment company. It was a fascinating presentation of two halves, starting with the basics of building a property portfolio. Our speakers...

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My lockdown lifeline

Katie.Dix / 28 Sep 2020

My lockdown lifeline

The Young Women's Trust 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...

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

Katie.Dix / 22 Sep 2020

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

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...

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E2 Inspired -The power of a pivot

Katie.Dix / 21 Sep 2020

E2 Inspired -The power of a pivot

E2 Inspired -The power of a pivot You can be successful in your career and enjoy what you do, but that doesn’t mean it will always be the best option for you. Having the courage to make a change and start again in a new field can make...

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E2W Alpha Challengers support the WSA Mentorship Scheme

Katie.Dix / 18 Sep 2020

E2W Alpha Challengers support the  WSA Mentorship Scheme

E2W Alpha Challengers Alpha Challengers are a sub-group of the E2W membership who embarked on their financial services careers less than ten years ago. They have started to climb the ladder of success and are ambitious and want to reach the top. E2W are supporting and helping...

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Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

Mark.Freed / 03 Sep 2020

Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

E2W are hosting a virtual event on the 24th September Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together. Leading male allies in the financial services industry will be the guests of E2W Alpha Challengers and questioned on their reasons for supporting gender equality. Event details and registration can...

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E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal - ‘Why firms need to focus on operational risk in the virtual environment’

Katie.Dix / 26 Aug 2020

E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal - ‘Why firms need to focus on operational risk in the virtual environment’

E2W member Lovedip Dhaliwal is an experienced Business Manager in Financial Services, helping front office business areas to drive forward new initiatives, reduce costs and manage risk.  She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with an MBA specialising in General and Strategic Management. Lovedip is passionate about championing...

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Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Joy Mpofu - Above keyboard dressing

Katie.Dix / 25 Aug 2020

Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Joy Mpofu - Above keyboard dressing

Last week, our virtual coffee break welcomed Joy Mpofu. She is a Director in the Regulatory Relations Group at Morgan Stanley, advising the firm on the UK regulator’s expectations on financial risk from climate change, sustainability and credit risk. Joy is also an active E2W member...

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E2 Inspire - With Betty - Starting my financial services career in the 1950’s

Mark.Freed / 18 Aug 2020

E2 Inspire - With Betty - Starting my financial services career in the 1950’s

I’m sure that most of our members first came to us for help with their careers. And for some, that’s as far as it goes. But my goal has always been to build something more than just a career network. I want E2W to be...

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Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Tayo Salami and Mark Freed: Stuck at a crossroads

Katie.Dix / 11 Aug 2020

Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Tayo Salami and Mark Freed: Stuck at a crossroads

Virtual coffee break: Standing at a crossroads We had an inspirational talk this week for our virtual coffee break, with Business Transformation Specialist Tayo Salami. She is founder of Charisplan Consulting Limited, a business transformation firm that works with companies to increase their effectiveness and drive growth. Tayo focused on...

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E2W member Anita D. Millar Reframing Board Priorities in terms of three Rs: Resilience, Responsibilities, and Relationships

Tina.Freed / 03 Aug 2020

E2W member Anita D. Millar Reframing Board Priorities in terms of three Rs: Resilience, Responsibilities, and Relationships

Origionally posted by CIO Success, the full article can be found here. E2W member Anita D. Millar: Reframing Board Priorities in terms of three Rs: Resilience, Responsibilities, and Relationships Anita D. Millar is a risk and public policy professional with over 25-years of experience of working in financial...

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Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship

Mark.Freed / 31 Jul 2020

Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship

Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship Thursday evening on 30th July 2020 E2W’s Alpha Challengers publicly launched their Mentoring programme. Katie Dix Membership Engagement Leader with Sophie Simpson and Mihaela Breg, both on the E2W Alpha Challengers Advisory Board welcomed E...

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Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Jane Osborn, image consultant and E2W team member

Katie.Dix / 31 Jul 2020

Weekly Virtual Coffee Break – Jane Osborn, image consultant and E2W team member

Our weekly virtual coffee breaks have been going from strength to strength, with a diverse range on content and guest speakers. We have formalised this into new categories that we will be focussing on each week. E2 Wealthier, E2 Healthier, E2 Inspired and E2 Passions.  This week, our coffee...

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