Category: Careers Advice and Guidance

7 THINGS PEOPLE WITH AMAZING LIVES DO DIFFERENTLY

Mark Freed / 10 Dec 2018

7 THINGS PEOPLE WITH AMAZING LIVES DO DIFFERENTLY

Have you noticed the number of books, posts, articles and interviews about the habits and lifestyles of people, who by all accounts, live an extraordinary life? There are decades worth of advice to catch-up on, if you wanted to read it all. Fortunately, you really only need to read a...

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5 EASY WAYS TO TRUST YOURSELF MORE

Mark Freed / 15 Nov 2018

5 EASY WAYS TO TRUST YOURSELF MORE

5 EASY WAYS TO TRUST YOURSELF MORE Trust is a hard thing to build, even with yourself. Here are five simple things you can do to build more trust in yourself and have the confidence to move forward with your choices. 1. Make a choice, make many choices The first step...

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Are women powerful?

Mark Freed / 07 Nov 2018

Are women powerful?

True, we can yield power, and there is power within us, yet we are limited – and we limit ourselves – in how we express it. Is that then really having power? There’s been much said and written about succeeding as a woman in a male-dominated world,...

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BE MORE CONFIDENT: HOW AND WHY TO TRUST YOURSELF AND LOVE LIFE

Mark Freed / 31 Oct 2018

BE MORE CONFIDENT: HOW AND WHY TO TRUST YOURSELF AND LOVE LIFE

At E2W, we are passionate about helping women fulfil their potential within the financial services industry.  We understand that achieving potential doesn’t always mean changing roles, but making the most of your existing position.  To make that happen, there may be hurdles to overcome and...

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Today is International Day of the Girl - What did you want to be when you were little?

Tina.Freed / 10 Oct 2018

Today is International Day of the Girl - What did you want to be when you were little?

Today is International Day of the Girl – we asked our members to recount what they had wanted to be, who supported them and what stood in their way.  Today is International Day of the Girl, a United Nations’ day of observance to highlight and address the needs...

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Juggling a career in finance and motherhood

Tina.Freed / 27 Sep 2018

Juggling a career in finance and motherhood

An Investment Banker has this advice for working Mothers – don’t neglect your children or your work. Juggling the demands of a family and a career in finance is tricky and requires a lot of organising, time management and effort. When considering a family whilst climbing the career...

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“It Pays for Women to be Financially Independent”  says E2W member Olga Stepien

Mark Freed / 25 Sep 2018

“It Pays for Women to be Financially Independent”  says E2W member Olga Stepien

E2W are delighted to share the thoughts of our members and help them increase their  profile in the industry. If you have something to say we would be delighted to publish it -  your thoughts, ideas or story.  Contact Mark for more details.    Why...

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Is the ‘glass ceiling’ still in existence today?

Mark Freed / 20 Sep 2018

Is the ‘glass ceiling’ still in existence today?

Doctor Who and the glass ceiling  The phrase ‘glass ceiling’ is 40 years old this year – is it still relevant in today’s workplace?  Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Doctor Who, it’s interesting that for the first time there...

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Inspiring Women -  ‘Signing a gagging clause set me free’

Mark Freed / 12 Aug 2018

Inspiring Women -  ‘Signing a gagging clause set me free’

Story reproduced from the BBC 100 Women Series: 'Signing a gagging clause set me free' Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have been in the news recently - their controversial use by Harvey Weinstein and President Trump's lawyer has led some to question whether they disempower women. Here, one woman tells her story...

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Working in Risk:  An E2W Networking Event

Mark Freed / 25 Jul 2018

Working in Risk:  An E2W Networking Event

Another fantastic E2W event! With talks from Monica Summerville and Nidhi Nikum, our members had the opportunity to learn and discuss raising their profiles and visibility whilst networking with like-minded, brilliant women. The room was abuzz with people sharing stories, experiences and advice. Thank you to Charles Brooks ...

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Inspiring Women - Laura Wallis Head of Overseas Banks Division, Prudential Regulation Authority

Mark Freed / 28 Jun 2018

Inspiring Women - Laura Wallis  Head of Overseas Banks Division, Prudential Regulation Authority

E2W is speaking to women who have been working in financial services over the decades to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women securing the vote. This month Laura Wallis shares her inspiring story.   Laura Wallis  Head of Overseas Banks Division | International Banks Supervision | Prudential...

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Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behaviour

Mark Freed / 20 Jun 2018

Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behaviour

E2W members have been treated to two workshops run by our friend, Fiona Murden. In May 2017 Fiona ran a workshop entitled ‘Becoming a better version of yourself’.  We were fascinated to hear Fiona’s insights into the impacts of neuroscience, perceptions of position...

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Courageous Conversations

Mark Freed / 21 May 2018

Courageous Conversations

Achieving positive outcomes from difficult discussions If you are expecting a conversation to be difficult or awkward, it probably will be – here are six points from the E2W Career Coach to help you prepare. Why do we find some conversations difficult?  What makes some conversations require more...

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Are you a successful woman who still struggles with self-doubt?

Rhian Bowler / 14 May 2018

Are you a successful woman who still struggles with self-doubt?

The confidence conundrum and how to resolve it.  Confidence comes up time and time again as being critical to success and it is!  Here’s some guidance on how to build yours.  Boosting your confidence levels How often has your confidence held you back from achieving...

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Building Presence: Developing Influence

Rhian Bowler / 02 May 2018

Building Presence: Developing Influence

Building bridges to the right people along your career path “How to win friends and influence people” – there’s something to be said for that when it comes to career progression but first you need to know who to influence.  The E2W Career...

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Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women

Mark Freed / 30 Apr 2018

Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women

Legal & General Investment Management - Working for Women E2W’s many clients across the City are all on the journey to gender parity, but they’re not all at the same stage.    We’re starting a series of company profiles that will draw...

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Start to stop – a simple guide

Rhian Bowler / 30 Apr 2018

Start to stop – a simple guide

Why stopping can sometimes help your career. We hear and read so much about starting new behaviours to improve our career but what about stopping limiting behaviours?  Rhian Bowler, E2W’s Career Coach offers some easy advice to help you to stop.  **STOP!!** Observing the discussions...

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E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network - A Vibrant Workshop

Mark Freed / 23 Apr 2018

E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network - A Vibrant Workshop

Over 50 members of the E2W Front Office Team and NatWest Markets Gender Network enjoyed a really vibrant workshop where all who attended were inspired and motivated to action. It was wonderful to meet such a fantastic group of women in a safe and collaborative environment. Many thanks goes...

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Starting to build the talent pipeline

Rhian Bowler / 28 Mar 2018

Starting to build the talent pipeline

E2W and the CISI launched a pilot programme in 2017 to encourage more girls into financial services and to help to build the talent pipeline that in future years will be filling more senior roles.   About the programme E2W and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment ...

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Can you see the future of your industry?  Jodi Young could too – read how she helped NatWest Markets

Mark Freed / 28 Mar 2018

Can you see the future of your industry?  Jodi Young could too – read how she helped NatWest Markets

E2W is speaking to women who have been working in financial services over the decades to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women securing the vote.  Jodi Young has shared her career with us as well as how she would advocate approaching your career. Jodi Young, Head of UK...

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