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

An Education, Sponsorship & Mentoring Programme in Partnership with the CISI

Mark.Freed / 15 Jun 2017

An Education, Sponsorship & Mentoring Programme in Partnership with the CISI

We can build successful support networks for women in financial services, but without a strong pipeline of young women entering and thriving in the industry – what’s the point? Have you ever considered how we can introduce the financial services sector to young women, giving them the chance...

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Memories of Financial Services Careers - Betty 1950’s

Mark.Freed / 12 Jun 2017

Memories of Financial Services Careers - Betty 1950’s

Next year is the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the UK. As part of celebrating the centenary, we will be taking a look at the financial services careers of women over the years. The following is an example of what we look to produce in 2018....

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When talented women are overlooked and their abilities wasted, nobody wins.

Mark.Freed / 04 Jun 2017

When talented women are overlooked and their abilities wasted, nobody wins.

When we look at the data and results of strategies or hear the success stories of high achievers, how do we interpret the information they provide us? Typically, we concentrate on what lead to the positive results or accomplishments. But what about the other side?  This tendency to focus...

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Senior Leaders - “Are you a fox or an owl, a sheep or a donkey?”

Mark.Freed / 26 May 2017

Senior Leaders - “Are you a fox or an owl, a sheep or a donkey?”

We were excited to host a workshop for Senior Female Leaders with Fiona Murden an experienced Occupational Psychologist and Executive Coach.  Many thanks to Bank of Montreal who kindly hosted the event for us in their city office.  The topic ‘Becoming a better version of yourself’,...

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Will the gender agenda be safe after 8th June?

Mark.Freed / 22 May 2017

Will the gender agenda be safe after 8th June?

Over recent years, much legislation has been introduced to ensure a fairer and more diverse working environment, including the requirements for large firms to publish gender pay gap data, and the Women in Finance charter. Will such work be safe after the election?  In the past week, three major...

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“I’m so glad I discovered E2W” - A Conversation with Joanne Fleming

Mark.Freed / 20 May 2017

“I’m so glad I discovered E2W” - A Conversation with Joanne Fleming

How did you hear about E2W? I was in-between jobs, the market was quiet, and I was finding it difficult to get interviews.  CV’s can get ‘lost’ in the Banking recruitment systems and experienced women can fall between the gaps.   Last year I...

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Gender Targets and Reporting:  Do they make a difference?

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2017

Gender Targets and Reporting:  Do they make a difference?

In April, the merits of gender quotas versus those of gender targets were discussed. While the benefits of quotas can be questioned, governments have introduced meaningful legislation and support for gender equality in financial services.   Currently, European countries lead the way in increasing female representation across all levels in...

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Report from the Risk Team - Panel Discussion

Tina.Freed / 12 May 2017

Report from the Risk Team - Panel Discussion

We had a great E2W Risk Team meeting on Wednesday (10 May) focussed on the 3 lines of defence model.  Interesting discussion on  the issues of reward, what success looks like, how we embed a risk culture and ‘ownership’, and the cultural shift required.  The team...

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E2W - Shortlisted for the Recruiter of the Year in the Women in Finance Awards

Mark.Freed / 08 May 2017

E2W - Shortlisted for the Recruiter of the Year in the Women in Finance Awards

Absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted for The Recruiter of the Year in the Women in Finance Awards. This category recognises the recruitment firm that has championed equal pay and diversity in financial recruitment. Well done team E2W, thanks to our members and clients. http://www.womeninfinance.co...

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The Times Top 50 and Women in Finance Charter

Mark.Freed / 08 May 2017

The Times Top 50 and Women in Finance Charter

Last week The Times released their list of top 50 employers for women in 2017. Those included in the list are recognised for their efforts towards gender equality in the workplace, and aiming for a gender balance at all levels.    Included are financial services employers like Barclays, HSBC, State Street...

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Empowering Productivity - Harnessing the Talents of Women in Financial Services

Mark.Freed / 01 May 2017

Empowering Productivity - Harnessing the Talents of Women in Financial Services

Take part in the 2017 Women in Finance Survey The  Gadhia Report was published a year ago and nearly 3,500 people – men and women – contributed to the work. In 2017, this is your opportunity to identify a range of issues that organisations must address in order to develop a fully...

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Men should care about gender equality.

Mark.Freed / 01 May 2017

Men should care about gender equality.

Last week’s post began by referencing Jayne-Anne Gahdia’s views that the ‘brotherhood’ and the ‘old-boys network’ are prominent factors in holding women back in business. So, what about the men? Why should gender diversity matter, and how can everyone contribute in the...

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Sisterhood vs Brotherhood

Mark.Freed / 21 Apr 2017

Sisterhood vs Brotherhood

In March of 2016 Jayne-Anne Gahdia cited motherhood and the old-boys network as being prominent factors in holding women back in their financial service careers.  Generally speaking, and as a man myself, men are proud to be part of networks both formal and informal – we are keen to belong...

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Gender Targets vs Gender Law

Mark.Freed / 10 Apr 2017

Gender Targets vs Gender Law

There is no doubt that women are underrepresented in senior roles in financial services, with only one in four of employees rising to senior positions being women, according to research by the Financial Times. Evidence shows that having more equal representation at all levels is good for business – so...

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Coaching through work situations

Rhian Bowler / 06 Apr 2017

Coaching through work situations

     Have you ever faced a difficult work situation and wished you could turn to someone for help outside of the company?  Someone skilled to coach and support you through the critical time and find workable solutions? Do any of these work situations sound familiar? Have...

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Insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

Mark.Freed / 02 Apr 2017

Insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

Firms have publically committed to gender equality pledges, set targets, and promised improvement in hiring and promoting women, but unless recruitment practices undergo some change very little progress will be made. So, how can we increase recruitment of women into mid and senior tier roles in our leading banks?  ...

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The Personal Way to Raise Your Profile

Rhian Bowler / 29 Mar 2017

The Personal Way to Raise Your Profile

The Personal Way to Raise your Profile   Women do connect and develop relationships differently to the way businesses traditionally work.  Our different value set including sincerity, listening, real connections and respect point us to a more humane way to raise our profile and develop connections in the workplace....

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Today we are celebrating.

Mark.Freed / 27 Mar 2017

Today we are celebrating.

Today we are celebrating. For almost twenty years Tina and Mark Freed have committed their time and business to supporting women in their financial services careers. Six months ago we took a new turn with the launch of our talent solutions and women’s network businesses.   So why...

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PR and the Gender Agenda

Mark.Freed / 23 Mar 2017

PR and the Gender Agenda

Are we investing more on coverage and awards, on hype and PR than on actually moving the needle towards gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) earlier this month saw the lens once again focus on  gender diversity in the financial sector. We saw firms falling over themselves to...

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Coaching: Your Professional Brand

Mark.Freed / 23 Mar 2017

Coaching: Your Professional Brand

Our coaching services build on our goals to support women in their aspirations and development.   We understand that coaching is a two-way relationship and we will always have your best interests in mind.   We share in the excitement of your success and support you on your journey to...

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