Thomson Reuters - supporting our world
Tina.Freed / 19 Feb 2016
“Supporting open and thriving financial markets and ensuring diversity in thought are two cornerstones of Thomson Reuters corporate responsibility and inclusion policies. Here at Thomson Reuters we work hard to ensure that we live up to these standards including looking for and supporting suppliers that help us meet our goals and expectations.” Patsy Doerr Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters.
One such supplier is E2W. Tina Freed, one of the founders of E2W, explains “Parenthood is recognised as the main cause of loss of talent and unequal gender diversity figures across financial markets. We understood the reasons for the departures and the challenges of managing careers and established a business to offer these gifted and knowledgeable people a way to continue to contribute to the industry they are passionate about by creating a number of ‘work patterns’ around flexible and agile working. With our knowledge of the Investment Banking world, we created a range of services that are delivered flexibly by our team to our clients who benefit from the experience and background in financial markets. The calibre of our entire workforce is extremely high.
Over ten years later and with offices just outside London and New York and in Singapore and Zurich something is obviously working. “Today we have a network of hundreds of parents whose hard gained skills, knowledge and experience are being utilised by our growing client list. Working flexible hours from local offices delivering business process outsourcing or on contract at client sites, the team are involved in delivering a range of services meeting client need in a number of areas from regulatory change to sales support and research.”
Patsy Doerr explains the relationship between Thomson Reuters and E2W. “We retained E2W initially in the America’s to support our executive team in an initiative to ensure that we ‘knew our clients’ better. The relationship has since grown globally and E2W have supported us in delivering an array of projects. As Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion what is most interesting to me is the benefit E2W brings us as a customer. We now have more diverse teams with people who can add experience and knowledge to the mix who understand the business and show a real return.”
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