Category: Championing Diversity in Financial Services

Meet the team from HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter.

Tina.Freed / 11 Apr 2019

Meet the team from HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter.

2,500 women need to be recruited into senior positions to enable signatories to the Women in Finance Charter to reach their targets - The 2019 WIFC annual review. E2W have been at the centre of WIFC since its inception. We helped the treasury roll the charter out to the initial group...

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Differentiating and communicating your employer brand

Mark.Freed / 15 Mar 2019

Differentiating and communicating your employer brand

You are a great employer, an employer that has attractive and well considered value propositions to attract diverse candidates. A Financial Institution with the culture and working practices that enable your female colleagues to succeed and flourish.  In an industry where all your competitors are talking the talk but...

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We asked our members what #balanceforbetter means to them?

Mark.Freed / 08 Mar 2019

We asked our members what #balanceforbetter means to them?

Today is International Women’s Day and the campaign theme for this year is Balance for Better with the rally cry of “how can you help forge a more gender balanced world?”  E2W has many answers to that question thanks to the work we...

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When I think of Balance for Better, the image that springs to mind is my home life

Mark.Freed / 08 Mar 2019

When I think of Balance for Better, the image that springs to mind is my home life

This week Charlie Fox, Outsourcing Manager at E2W, shares his thoughts on International Women's Day theme #balanceforbetter. When I think of Balance for Better, the image that springs to mind is my home life when I was growing up: my mother is Tina Freed and my step-dad is...

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Alessandra Wall “why are good men still finding is so hard to be great allies?”

Mark.Freed / 01 Mar 2019

Alessandra Wall “why are good men still finding is so hard to be great allies?”

Last week, as part of our International Women’s Day #Balanceforbetter post, we published an article by Mark Freed on why men should become allies on the road to equality. This week our friend Alessandra Wall, responds with “why are good men still finding is so hard to...

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Mark Freed on Balance for Better, this year’s International Women’s Day theme

Mark.Freed / 19 Feb 2019

Mark Freed on Balance for Better, this year’s International Women’s Day theme

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Balance for Better.  This is a great theme!  Balance for better recognises that gender diversity isn’t, actually, all about women. And it really isn’t all about women, women are the ones fighting...

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Amanda, Becky, Caroline, Denise, Elisa and Fran are on career breaks. How could they help you?

Mark.Freed / 02 Feb 2019

Amanda, Becky, Caroline, Denise, Elisa and Fran are on career breaks. How could they help you?

If you have any small projects (1-10 people) that can be delivered semi-remotely and are keen to deliver well, under budget, on time and with superb outcomes then give Amanda, Becky and the rest of the E2W community an opportunity.     This is Amanda: After leaving Cambridge she...

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Are you fluent in ‘Gender Pay Gap’?

Mark.Freed / 30 Jan 2019

Are you fluent in ‘Gender Pay Gap’?

We are delighted to introduce you to Sue Carter, a guest contributer.  Sue is a senior communications consultant whose expertise in gender communications comes from working as a journalist in women’s media, as well as developing and delivering niche communications strategy for a wide range of consumer...

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Amendeep Pannu-Purewal - My Career at Man Group

Mark.Freed / 18 Jan 2019

Amendeep Pannu-Purewal  - My Career at Man Group

In autumn of 2018, E2W were approached by Man Group to partner with them in their Active Inclusion Recruitment Strategy.  As part of their diversity strategy they needed specialist help to find female candidates for open roles. As part of our due diligence we, as usual,...

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Gender Pay Gap - Update January 2019

Mark.Freed / 11 Jan 2019

Gender Pay Gap - Update January 2019

The last week has seen excitement grow in the broadsheets and some of the financial press, as well as here at E2W about the up and coming second year of reporting of the gender pay gap data.  Unfortunately, despite the coverage of gender pay gap figures for...

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Getting excited but about the fast approaching gender pay gap reporting deadline in April

Mark.Freed / 10 Dec 2018

Getting excited but about the fast approaching gender pay gap reporting deadline in April

Here at E2W we’re starting to get excited but about the fast approaching gender pay gap reporting deadline in April 2019. Firms will be reporting on their gender pay gaps at 5th April 2018   Of course, some firms have reported already: Aldermore Bank, the various entities under...

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European Women in Finance - Moving from Why to How?

Mark.Freed / 03 Dec 2018

European Women in Finance - Moving from Why to How?

I was a speaker at the European Women in Finance conference in Amsterdam recently and I was asked to speak on how we can reach the ‘utopia’ of when gender diversity isn’t an issue and I’m out of a job!  I talked about...

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“You’re a man and so you must be strong.  You must fight.  You must put aside doubts, weaknesses, ..

Mark.Freed / 22 Nov 2018

“You’re a man and so you must be strong.  You must fight.  You must put aside doubts, weaknesses, ..

1918 - “You’re a man and so you must be strong.  You must fight.  You must put aside doubts, weaknesses, mental or physical and be protectors of our country.” 2018 - Men are talking about wanting to be around for their children, and shared...

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How popular culture is helping E2W in its mission to break stereotypes

Mark.Freed / 15 Nov 2018

How popular culture is helping E2W in its mission to break stereotypes

Aspirational TV is helping to make people consider more women in senior positions.  Does it feel like fiction, reality or, hopefully, the future to you?    A few weeks ago I wrote a piece on how popular culture is rebelling against stereotypes thanks to Doctor Who having its...

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European Women in Finance Conference in Amsterdam

Mark.Freed / 07 Nov 2018

European Women in Finance Conference in Amsterdam

I am joining an impressive list of speakers at the European Women in Finance Conference in Amsterdam in a couple of weeks. I will be presenting 'Moving from Why to How' Week after week, there are always articles about the lack of women at the top within the banking finance...

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A tale of two recruitment strategies

Mark.Freed / 31 Oct 2018

A tale of two recruitment strategies

You’ve no doubt heard of Aesop’s Fables, well, here’s one from me… A tale of two recruitment strategies. Harriet works in recruitment at Traditional Bank.  A new role is released for a vacancy in Debbie’s team. Debbie, like most...

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Goldman Sachs leading the way in recruiting more women

Mark.Freed / 15 Oct 2018

Goldman Sachs leading the way in recruiting more women

Goldman Sachs is making the news at the moment as CEO of 12 years Lloyd Blankfein steps down and hands over the reins of this behemoth of investment banking to David Solomon.  But I would like to bring your attention to something else, something that really matters to us at...

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Contribute to a Women in Finance Roundtable Hosted by Nicky Morgan MP

Mark.Freed / 12 Oct 2018

Contribute to a Women in Finance Roundtable Hosted by Nicky Morgan MP

The Treasury Select Committee’s recent inquiry into Women in Finance identified recruitment practices as one of the key areas inhibiting the progression of women in the industry. We are delighted to announce that with a keen interest in the topic and to gain further insight Nicky Morgan MP,...

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Janus Henderson is meeting its commitment to the Women in Finance Charter with the help of E2W

Tina.Freed / 10 Oct 2018

Janus Henderson is meeting its commitment to the Women in Finance Charter with the help of E2W

Janus Henderson is committed to improving diversity for the benefit of the firm, their clients and their people. In September 2017  they signed the Women in Finance Charter publicly setting a goal that by 2022, 25% (with a 5% tolerance) of its senior management in the UK would be women. To achieve...

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Women – get your firm working for you

Mark.Freed / 10 Sep 2018

Women – get your firm working for you

Initial contributors to our survey are helping us to start to gather an eye-opening understanding of the current gender diversity landscape in financial services. They have highlighted the ‘laddish’, ‘politically incorrect’ culture within their firms, told us that they don’t feel that...

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