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Women shy away from senior finance careers

Women shy away from senior finance careers

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2021

Mark Freed was recently quoted in an article featured in the Financial Times, originally published on 20th June 2021. The article, Why Women Shy Away From Senior Finance Careers, discusses workplace stereotypes that impact women's careers. 

The dearth of senior women in finance embarrasses not only fintechs eager to build a gender-balanced workforce from scratch, but financial heavyweights spend liberally on diversity and inclusion initiatives, yet most fall short on achievement...

Mark talking about recruitment as part of the solution estimated that "up to 30 per cent of senior hires are made through referrals” — informal recommendations, usually men referring men.

Please read the full article here.


E2W are talent partners to leading financial institutions who are committed to diversity. Firms who invest in ensuring that they recruit the best person for the job from the widest possible talent pool. They go the extra mile by retaining E2W to help them find the best female candidates for the role.  

If you are seeking a new challenge and want that to be with an employer who really cares about diversity and creating an environment where you can flourish, fulfil your potential and achieve your goals then the firms that E2W work with are undoubtably a good choice. Please contact Mark Freed for more information. 

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