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

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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Job sharing within the financial services industry

Mark.Freed / 01 Nov 2016

Job sharing within the financial services industry

Occasionally we come across businesses that share the same ethos and are promoting and supporting women. One such firm is ExecJobshare.   Anita and Belinda the founders worked in executive search and have been executives themselves found that there are not many job sites for more skilled employees looking...

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Regulation Team Inaugural meeting held on 20th October 2016

Mark.Freed / 31 Oct 2016

Regulation Team Inaugural meeting held on 20th October 2016

Most of us are affected by the regulatory environment. According to reports the many EU market reforms due to take effect in 2018, will cost the financial services industry more than $2bn during 2017. That said, it is no surprise then that it is important for us all working within the industry...

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E2W Event - 18 October

Mark.Freed / 19 Oct 2016

E2W Event - 18 October

Great to meet our new and prospective members at last nights E2W Event (18th October). Great conversations about moving towards gender parity in our industry and sharing stories!

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E2W are recognised as one of the top 13 Financial Firms pledging in the Women in Finance Charter.

Tina.Freed / 17 Oct 2016

E2W are recognised as one of the top 13 Financial Firms pledging in the Women in Finance Charter.

A report in Fortune recognises E2W along with 12 other organisations as making the most significant commitments to gender diversity in the finance sector in their Women in Finance Charter commitments.  Fortune reports that ‘Major banks—including HSBC UK, RBS and Lloyds—have committed...

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Women in Finance Charter

Mark.Freed / 11 Oct 2016

Women in Finance Charter

E2W have joined a number of our clients including Blackrock, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, London Stock Exchange,  Standard Chartered and Thomson Reuters and a number of major UK banks including HSBC UK, Santander, RBS and Lloyds in publishing ground-breaking gender strategies, committing them to ambitious targets for the...

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The weird thing that happens when you put more women in the boardroom

Mark.Freed / 15 Sep 2016

The weird thing that happens when you put more women in the boardroom

A new study from the University of Notre Dame examines the effect that women have on corporate boards, where they are a historically rare presence, and shows us something ... confusing. Turns out that a large share of female directors at public companies is linked to significantly fewer mergers and...

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Brilliant new report from think tank New Financial: Women in UK Financial Services

Tina.Freed / 17 Jun 2016

Brilliant new report from think tank New Financial: Women in UK Financial Services

Brilliant new report from think tank New Financial: Women in UK Financial Services 23% of board directors of UK financial services companies are women but only 14% of executive committee members are female Data shows 14% is the natural baseline for female representation, but the UK government is leading a concerted push to...

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Two new reports prove the finance sector needs greater gender diversity

Tina.Freed / 07 Jun 2016

Two new reports prove the finance sector needs greater gender diversity

As the go-to place for women to manage their financial services careers and for financial institutions wishing to claim the Gender Dividend, we’ve always recognised and promoted the value of women in the finance industry. So we’re delighted to see the subject of gender diversity being taken increasingly...

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Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin visiting our headquarters in Kent on 17 May.

Tina.Freed / 20 May 2016

Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin visiting our headquarters in Kent on 17 May.

Why we believe it’s important for employers to sign up to the new Women in Finance Charter On 22 March, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money, published a review into the representation of women in senior managerial positions in financial services. Her report, Empowering Productivity – Harnessing the Talents of Women...

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