Category: Championing Diversity in Financial Services

A lack of female talent OR poor recruitment practices?

Mark.Freed / 15 Jul 2019

A lack of female talent OR  poor recruitment practices?

I’ve heard a lot of senior bankers recently saying that we will not get more women at the top in financial services by firms recruiting each other’s women.  When you look at the backgrounds of the people saying this, most of them got to the...

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Mark Freed - Awarded for being a ‘Positive Troublemaker’!

Mark.Freed / 05 Jun 2019

Mark Freed - Awarded for being a ‘Positive Troublemaker’!

So I’ve always been trouble...but I’ve tried to be positive and a maker. Last night, nearly 50 years after the first photo was taken, I receive an award for bringing the three together. I am now officially a 'Positive Troublemaker' in making diversity matter! Thank European...

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E2W members met the team behind the Women in Finance Charter

Katie.Dix / 24 May 2019

E2W members met the team behind the Women in Finance Charter

E2W members met the team behind the Women in Finance Charter. Hosted by our friends and partners at Man Group, on Wednesday morning 22nd May, the team from the HM Treasury behind the Women in Finance Charter took the opportunity to meet E2W members - senior women...

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E2W at Women of The Square Mile Conference

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2019

E2W at Women of The Square Mile Conference

On Wednesday we exhibited and Mark spoke at the Women of the Square Mile Conference at Olympia. These are some of the comments: Wow. Just wow! What an incredible day it was on Wednesday 15th May, at Women of The Square Mile 2019! I hope you all enjoyed the day...

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I am honoured to be nominated for an award for being a Positive Trouble Maker. 

Mark.Freed / 17 May 2019

I am honoured to be nominated for an award for being a Positive Trouble Maker. 

I am really looking forward to presenting at the EWPN – “Making Diversity Matter in Fintech”  in Amsterdam next month. Doubly excited as I am honoured to be nominated for an award for being a Positive Trouble Maker.  My first role in Fintech was selling...

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E2W member Lynn Maxwell seeks interim relationship manager to cover maternity leave

Mark.Freed / 13 May 2019

 E2W member Lynn Maxwell seeks interim relationship manager to cover maternity leave

Last month we carried a story about E2W member and inspirational women Lynn Maxwell . Lynn had only recently left her role as Managing Director, Head of Global Strategy in Structured Finance at HSBC to take up a new challenge at S&P Global Ratings where she is Head...

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Melanie Eagle: “E2W embraces flexible working, allowing me to continue my career in financial services.”

Katie.Dix / 26 Apr 2019

Melanie Eagle: “E2W embraces flexible working, allowing me to continue my career in financial services.”

Melanie Eagle has been with E2W’s Outsourcing Team for eighteen months and in that time she has demonstrated her experience of financial services, professionalism and versatility with our clients. Melanie’s career started in banking – first UBS, then Morgan Stanley and finally JP Morgan Chase...

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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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