Category: Championing Diversity in Financial Services

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – April 2019 What the numbers tell us?

Mark.Freed / 14 May 2020

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – April 2019 What the numbers tell us?

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – April 2019 What the numbers tell us?   A selection of Corporate and Investment Banks & Asset Managers - The Gender Pay Gap Over Time Of the 61 firms in our report 27 firms (almost half) had proportionately fewer women in top quartile wage earning roles in...

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E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - with Denise Wilson

Mark.Freed / 05 May 2020

E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - with Denise Wilson

On Wednesday 22nd April, we were delighted to welcome Denise Wilson, CEO of the Hampton-Alexander Review, to our virtual coffee break about gender equality in UK business. Denise provided updates on the Hampton-Alexander Review for 2020, which is in its final year of a five year review period. Denise updated the...

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Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal.

Mark.Freed / 23 Apr 2020

Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal.

Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal. Against a tragic backdrop, the lockdown has taught us a thing or two about our old world and the new normal. There are things we do not like: Loss of physical contact...

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What does Inclusion mean and how can organisations achieve it?

Katie.Dix / 06 Mar 2020

What does Inclusion mean and how can organisations achieve it?

The first in a series written by our guest contributor, Jacqueline Kingham - Diversity & Inclusion Advocate | Consultant | Treasury Professional Jacqueline Kingham has over 10 years Banking and Management Consulting experience. Jacqueline is very passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and has recently launched a blog where she hopes to help governments...

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) calls for measures to ensure a more diverse management body in institutions

Katie.Dix / 03 Mar 2020

The European Banking Authority (EBA) calls for measures to ensure a more diverse management body in institutions

The European Banking Authority (EBA) calls for measures to ensure a more diverse management body in institutions. You can read the full article here.  The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a new benchmarking report on diversity practices in credit institutions and investment firms analysing the development since its 2015 diversity...

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It’s great to see women in the industry moving, being promoted and returning to work!

Katie.Dix / 26 Feb 2020

It’s great to see women in the industry moving, being promoted and returning to work!

At E2W we love to celebrate success. We are thrilled to see women in the indsutry, who have progressed in their careers. Congratulations to you all.  Promotions Katey Neate for being promoted to Managing Director, UK Legal Entities Risk Officer at BNY Mellon Caroline Carvalho dos Santos...

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Gender Lens Equity Funds and Women in Leadership: A Report

Mark.Freed / 26 Feb 2020

Gender Lens Equity Funds and Women in Leadership: A Report

The second article, in a series written by our special guest contributor, Marypat Smucker, CFA looks at Gender Lens Equity Funds and Women in Leadership. Gender lens investing in equity and fixed income first developed based on evidence of superior performance by companies with higher women-in-leadership (WIL) metrics. Indeed...

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It is great to see large firms getting behind women entrepreneurs and diversity in smaller businesses.

Mark.Freed / 12 Feb 2020

It is great to see large firms getting behind women entrepreneurs and diversity in smaller businesses.

It is fantastic to see large firms getting behind women entrepreneurs and diversity in smaller businesses. Women Entrepreneurs RBS’ new boss Alison Rose today announced £1bn in funding through Natwest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK.  Rose will aim to support the creation of 50,000 startups by 2023...

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Citi say diversity is a competitive advantage…

Mark.Freed / 05 Feb 2020

Citi say diversity is a competitive advantage…

Understanding the gender pay gap I recently read this article on Bloomberg, which talked about Citibank in Singapore adjusting the pay of their female staff to bring it in line with men doing the same work. My first thought was to celebrate – after all, it’s a positive...

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E2W Member Sarah Chapman: Tackling gender inequality for the next generation at Deutsche Bank.

Katie.Dix / 27 Jan 2020

E2W Member Sarah Chapman: Tackling gender inequality for the next generation at Deutsche Bank.

E2W Member, Sarah, is tackling gender inequality for the next generation at Deutsche Bank.  Here we have republished an article, originally created for Deutsche Careers website.  The banking industry is evolving. It’s more international, more technologically-innovative, and more regulated than ever before. As...

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Fair warning, it’s a bit of a rant in places. But I think it needs to be. Here are my hopes for 2020.

Mark.Freed / 02 Jan 2020

Fair warning, it’s a bit of a rant in places. But I think it needs to be. Here are my hopes for 2020.

It’s now 1:30 in the morning. I am not often up this late, but when I am, it’s usually because I’m partying with my wife, Tina. Tonight is different, though. Something is keeping me awake, which is rare. I have a task in the...

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Taking diversity seriously: gender identity

Katie.Dix / 10 Dec 2019

Taking diversity seriously: gender identity

Taking diversity seriously: gender identity While the gender balance at all levels of an organisation is an important, and measurable, element of a company’s diversity policy, it is by no means the only one. Creating an inclusive environment is also significant if you want to help everyone work...

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Dr Alessandra Wall - Nine things you can do to be a good ally

Katie.Dix / 10 Dec 2019

Dr Alessandra Wall - Nine things you can do to be a good ally

Nine things you can do to be a good ally “I’m just not sure what I can do about it…” “Listen, I’m not the one [insert discriminating behaviour or state]! So, what am I supposed to do?” It’s hard...

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Making diversity a real imperative

Mark.Freed / 04 Dec 2019

Making diversity a real imperative

In late October, we reported on the launch of the latest Diversity Project Report: ‘Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one’. This was an impressive and well-argued document that clearly had the backing of many senior people in the industry, as...

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The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services claims that progress is being made on a global scale.

Mark.Freed / 18 Nov 2019

The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services claims that progress is being made on a global scale.

The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services demonstrates that the global industry is finally making progress in gender equality. The report, which can be downloaded from Oliver Wyman’s website says, that the industry is finally making progress on gender diversity in the workforce....

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Investec launch their Return to Work Programme

Katie.Dix / 04 Nov 2019

Investec launch their Return to Work Programme

We are delighted to see that Investec have launched a market leading return to Work Programme.   Not all careers in financial services are the same: It is possible to combine professional success with the entrepreneurial spirit and genuine relationships that bring an organisation to life. The answer lies in...

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Standard Life Aberdeen - Parental Leave

Mark.Freed / 30 Oct 2019

Standard Life Aberdeen - Parental Leave

Congratulaitons to Standard Life Aberdeen Congratulations and big well done to Standard Life Aberdeen who this week announced a new, market-leading parent leave policy that sets a new precedent across businesses in the UK. From 1 January 2020, all employees in the UK welcoming a child into their family will be...

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The Three Role Challenge

Mark.Freed / 30 Oct 2019

The Three Role Challenge

About now many firms will be in the midst of preparing their commentary to accompany their gender pay gap reports.   Most firms last year used the excuse of lack of female talent. This is something we at E2W find hard to believe. We have an abundance of...

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Can we make diversity a priority over all other recruitment strategies and policies?

Mark.Freed / 22 Oct 2019

Can we make diversity a priority over all other recruitment strategies and policies?

I attended an event this morning alongside HR and recruitment professionals from major investment managers. The discussion was focussed on exploring how to attract, recruit and retain more members of the LGBTQ+ community.    Not surprisingly, the challenges faced by the community are similar to those faced by...

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Jane Johnson “I increasingly see diversity handled as a campaign or even a commercial product, when it’s actually about huge cultural change.”

Katie.Dix / 09 Oct 2019

Jane Johnson “I increasingly see diversity handled as a campaign or even a commercial product, when it’s actually about huge cultural change.”

Are firms spending more on promoting themselves as being diverse and inclusive than they are on making the changes necessary to move the dial? Many of our regular readers will have noticed the rising levels of frustration that having invested in and built a capability to be able to quickly...

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