Gender Diversity in Financial Markets Consultancy and Contracting – Now that is Different!!!!
Tina.Freed / 11 Dec 2015
We, Tina and I, founded E2W having experienced first-hand the challenges of balancing parenthood with a career. We saw that many parents left, or were considering leaving Financial Markets careers as a result, creating a latent pool of significant talent and experience.
We created a women owned and run business (certified by http://www.weconnecteurope.org/ ) that sought to provide a solution to this challenge and those faced by others wanting to continue a Financial Services career and balance other demands in their lives – caring, interests etc.
Understanding the needs of these talented and experienced people led to the development of two broad propositions:-
BPO:– recognising that commuting and long hours was one of the key challenges faced by this resource we set-up our offices in the commuter belts 40miles outside of London and New York (and in Singapore and Zurich – where parents have different challenges) and set typical working days to align with school hours. E2W clients, Financial Institutions, Exchanges, Regulators and Financial Technology companies outsource a range of project and business as usual activities to this location.
Consulting and Contracting:– research showed that consulting and contracting offered the opportunity for others to get a work life balance – a six month full on project followed by six months away from a career provided the perfect balance for many. The consultancy and contracting proposition was launched in 2015.
Our team are mostly women and our clients are mostly gender champions and already recognise and benefit from having gender balance within their permanent staff.
Gender diversity in consulting and contracting teams is just as important. Better outcomes ensue. Most firms find it a challenge to achieve gender diversity in this important asset, particularly at more experienced levels.
E2W have a solution. A highly experienced talent pool from across the financial markets who are able to bring their considerable knowledge, know-how and experience to consultancy teams and in doing so also redress the gender imbalance.
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