Category: Celebrating the Contribution of Women

Inspiring Women - Rhiannon Wakefield

Mark Freed / 03 Dec 2018

Inspiring Women - Rhiannon Wakefield

Rhiannon Wakefield -  Managing Director at Barclays Bank It’s been interesting writing this piece because it’s made me realise that you can have an objective of working in a particular industry, or a position you want to be in but often the road that takes...

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Inspiring Women - Olga Stepien. The bumps along the way are what make the journey so amazing

Mark Freed / 31 Oct 2018

Inspiring Women - Olga Stepien. The bumps along the way are what make the journey so amazing

My journey hasn't always been easy or simple, and some of the choices I've made have left me vulnerable.  I'm often asked how a girl from a village in Belarus progressed to being a successful KYC/AML Specialist in London. Each time I tell my story...

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Inspiring Women - Rachael Ramsey - Shared parental leave really worked for us.

Mark Freed / 29 Oct 2018

Inspiring Women - Rachael Ramsey - Shared parental leave really worked for us.

“We were told we could never have children so when I fell pregnant after being at One Savings Bank for a few months, it was a bit of a shock!”   This is how my career as a surveyor at One Savings Bank began.  After two...

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Inspiring Women - Priscila Rocco Ignacio - Realising My Dreams

Mark Freed / 10 Sep 2018

Inspiring Women - Priscila Rocco Ignacio - Realising My Dreams

Inspiring Women - Priscila Rocco Ignacio - Realising My Dreams   My career has taken me from Brazil to England, and from law firms to financial services.  I’ve worked hard to become a specialist in my field and I feel as though I’ve seized...

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Inspiring Women - Mihaela Breg has carved out her global career….

Mark Freed / 23 Aug 2018

Inspiring Women - Mihaela Breg has carved out her global career….

Romania, Brussels, New York, Bangkok, London – Mihaela Breg has carved out her global career with hard work, self-sufficiency and determination. I have enjoyed a really diverse career, travelling the world with my roles and experiencing many different working environments.  I’ve learnt that the journey is...

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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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Inspiring Women - Nidhi Nikum - Global moves bring a different perspective

Mark Freed / 23 Jul 2018

Inspiring Women - Nidhi Nikum - Global moves bring a different perspective

Embracing new experiences, rolling up sleeves and getting stuck in!  Nidhi Nikum has enjoyed a varied career in IT with ANZ, travelling the world with her job.  She has shared some of her experiences and, indeed, highlights with E2W.  I’ve been at ANZ for...

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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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Inspiring Women -  Kathrine Switzer

Mark Freed / 23 Jun 2018

Inspiring Women -  Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer (born January 5, 1947, in Amberg, Germany is an American marathon runner, author, and television commentator. In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. During her run, race official Jock Semple...

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“Women have to achieve more, work harder…”

Tina.Freed / 12 Jun 2018

“Women have to achieve more, work harder…”

An intersteting and insightful interview with Anne Boden Starling Bank founder in The Guardian  “Women have to achieve more, work harder, and be much more perfect to get the job compared with a man. As long as we have the majority of promotions and appointments being made by...

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Fearless Girl meets Robyn

Mark Freed / 17 May 2018

Fearless Girl meets Robyn

Fearless Girl who has inspired many and become a global symbol of diversity meets Robyn Clarke who in the last year has, along with the rest of the brilliant team at E2W Limited, helped and supported hundreds of women to progress, return to or continue in their financial...

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Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Mark Freed / 08 May 2018

Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Delighted to see our client Morgan Stanley become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to its most senior job in London, naming Clare Woodman head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Morgan Stanley has become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to...

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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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“On International Women’s Day, ‘press for progress’ any way you can,” says Tina Freed.

Tina.Freed / 02 Mar 2018

“On International Women’s Day, ‘press for progress’ any way you can,” says Tina Freed.

It’s International Women’s Day and its slogan this year is ‘Press for Progress’.  Tina Freed encourages you to stand up and be counted and do your bit to press for progress, however large or small.  What could you do?   ...

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E2W CISI Sponsored Students Pass First Time!

Mark Freed / 22 Feb 2018

E2W CISI Sponsored Students Pass First Time!

E2W is at the forefront of helping to nurture the women of the future in the financial services’ industry.  We’re thrilled that our pilot collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment has been a huge success. At E2W, we are passionate about...

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My contribution to …. staff morale.  Where were you in the 2008 financial crisis?

Mark Freed / 31 Jan 2018

My contribution to …. staff morale.  Where were you in the 2008 financial crisis?

As part of our Vote100 series on women’s careers, Caroline Kings tells us about her contribution to …. staff morale and asks where were you in the 2008 financial crisis?   In the 2008 financial crisis, Caroline Kings was working for Goldman Sachs.  Working long hours, she...

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Sarah Ristine walks us through her successful career

Mark Freed / 31 Jan 2018

Sarah Ristine walks us through her successful career

As part of our Vote100 series on women’s careers, Sarah Ristine walks us through her successful career at some of the leading investment banks in North America and London. Like a lot of English and Theater majors, I came around to this career through the side door.  ...

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Mrs Pankhurst we hear you!  The E2W rally cry

Mark Freed / 23 Jan 2018

Mrs Pankhurst we hear you!  The E2W rally cry

Emmeline Pankhurst rocked the boat and changed women’s role in society.  E2W has provided evidence to the Treasury Select Commitee's women in finance Inquiry and E2W CEO Mark Freed explains how you too can shake up society. When Emmeline Pankhurst died in 1928,...

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Anne Hargreaves always knew what she wanted to do, and she did it.

Mark Freed / 19 Jan 2018

Anne Hargreaves always knew what she wanted to do, and she did it.

As part of our Vote100 series on women’s careers, Anne Hargreaves walks us through her successful career in Technology at some of the leading investment banks, shares her views on women in this sector and explains how so many of the skills learnt are transferable. Unlike many people,...

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E2W - Membership

Tina.Freed / 04 Jan 2018

E2W - Membership

E2W membership is open to women in financial services.  Our aim is to help you succeed in your career aspirations, whatever they may be.  We have built a growing, supportive community where women can learn from, and be motivated by, each other.  Together, with the tangible...

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