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Mark Freed has joined the Industry Leaders on the Diversity Project advisory Board

Katie.Dix / 23 Jun 2021

Mark Freed has joined the Industry Leaders on the Diversity Project advisory Board

I am absolutely delighted to be joining industry leaders on The Diversity Project advisory board. The Diversity Project has driven change in the industry but there is still much to do. About The Diversity Project. The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings...

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Recruiting Diverse Talent

Mark.Freed / 31 Mar 2021

Recruiting Diverse Talent

Recruiting Diverse Talent – A Case Study “It is the diversity of our people – whose varied skill sets, backgrounds and cultures shape our outlook – that means we are able to explore unique avenues and uncover opportunities unseen by others in our industry.” Charles Brooks, Head of...

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Mark Freed - Choose to Challenge IWD2021

Mark.Freed / 04 Mar 2021

Mark Freed - Choose to Challenge IWD2021

Why are we writing about men as we approach International Women’s Day? Well, because men’s voices are mostly missing from conversations about gender equality of opportunity at work. Most men don’t deliberately exclude or overlook women or try to impede their progress. In fact,...

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International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

Mark.Freed / 02 Mar 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

International Women's Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. So let's all choose...

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“With E2W’s support and guidance, I am delighted to be embarking on my next challenge.”

Katie.Dix / 02 Nov 2020

“With E2W’s support and guidance, I am delighted to be embarking on my next challenge.”

Member of E2W's community, Agnan Kessy has kindly shared feedback about her positive experience she has had with our recruitment team and securing her next role. We are proud to work with all the women in our community, like Agnan and wish her all the success with her...

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E2W Alpha Challengers support the WSA Mentorship Scheme

Katie.Dix / 18 Sep 2020

E2W Alpha Challengers support the  WSA Mentorship Scheme

E2W Alpha Challengers Alpha Challengers are a sub-group of the E2W membership who embarked on their financial services careers less than ten years ago. They have started to climb the ladder of success and are ambitious and want to reach the top. E2W are supporting and helping...

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Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

Mark.Freed / 03 Sep 2020

Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

E2W are hosting a virtual event on the 24th September Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together. Leading male allies in the financial services industry will be the guests of E2W Alpha Challengers and questioned on their reasons for supporting gender equality. Event details and registration can...

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Alpha Challengers – Champions of Diversity Episode 2: Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity

Mark.Freed / 22 Jul 2020

Alpha Challengers – Champions of Diversity Episode 2: Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity

Alpha Challengers – Champions of Diversity Episode 2: Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity Why is ethnic, cultural and social diversity important, especially in the workplace? Ethnic diversity was the central theme and our special guests were: Zandile Nkhata, Natznet Tesfay, Nolly Maseko, Ursula Henry and Yvonne Kunihira-Davidson at latest in...

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Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Mark.Freed / 10 Jun 2020

Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

Join us and take positive action and sign a petition to persuade the government to Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting along side Gender Pay Gap Reporting. The FCA are the only organisation in financial services that reports their Ethnic pay gap alongside their gender pay gap. Consider...

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Celebrate, Understand, Support and Champion - Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity

Mark.Freed / 10 Jun 2020

Celebrate, Understand, Support and Champion - Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity

E2W members are an amazing community of women pursuing careers in financial services. We have championed and supported these women for almost twenty years because, improving the opportunities and their chances of progressing in their careers is vital on so many levels. Closing the gender gap is our...

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Alpha Challengers Champions of Diversity Series launched

Mark.Freed / 05 Jun 2020

Alpha Challengers Champions of Diversity Series launched

Register now for next Episode which focuses on Ethnic, Cultural and Social Diversity.   Thursday 4th June Our Alpha Challengers Champions of Diversity Series launched with a lively conversation discussing Diversity After Lockdown. The event was brilliantly produced by Sara Pistilli and Georgie Toft,  E2W Advisory Board...

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Mark contributes to the Euromoney ‘Finance is Female’ discussions.

Katie.Dix / 02 Jun 2020

Mark contributes to the Euromoney ‘Finance is Female’ discussions.

Mark contributes to the Euromoney ‘Finance is Female’ discussions.  Last week, E2W’s Mark Freed was pleased to speak on a Euromoney Panel, analysing The Gender Pay Gap Report accompanied by, Mandy DeFilippo, Morgan Stanley and Amanda Pullinger, 100 Women in Finance. Euromoney has written up...

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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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