Category: Championing Diversity in Financial Services

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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“All too often, you look upwards for allies and ignore the guy that is sitting right next you.”

Mark.Freed / 30 Sep 2019

“All too often, you look upwards for allies and ignore the guy that is sitting right next you.”

I am delighted to have been invited to speak at Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) Women in Wealth Forum on 8th October 2019. I have been asked to speak on the subject of Male Allies, a subject that fills me with mixed emotions and fears. I see so...

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Quick fire Q&A with Fiona Sainz, E2W Advisory Board member

Katie.Dix / 21 Aug 2019

Quick fire Q&A with Fiona Sainz, E2W Advisory Board member

Fiona has extensive COO/business management and business development experience in both buy and sell-side blue chip firms, with expertise in Global Markets, Corporate and Investment Banking. Fiona's experience across the financial industry has given her a unique ability to identify correlations and commercial opportunities. Fiona...

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E2W candidates are, more often than not, the best person for the job and team!

Mark.Freed / 14 Aug 2019

E2W candidates are, more often than not, the best person for the job and team!

I read a great article last week by Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest. Sallie had been asked, whilst on a conference panel, the question “Knowing that diversity is a desirable objective, if you have two candidates for a board role and the white male is...

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Women Continuers – Delivering Value

Katie.Dix / 07 Aug 2019

Women Continuers – Delivering Value

Giving hundreds of talented people the opportunity to continue their careers at a time in their lives when they have other priorities to juggle, was the building block of E2W’s Business. For almost two decades, city institutions have relied on E2W's talented &lsquo...

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This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers

So let's celebrate! This week our recruitment team have helped three of our members secure offers for new roles. In doing so they have helped two clients find and recruit the ‘best person for the job’ and also help their firm become more successful by becoming...

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E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - Associate Director at RBC Global Asset Management Whilst there are now more women in top tier roles and present in boardrooms than there has ever been, there is still a gap in middle-management. Women start careers in finance in equal numbers to men,...

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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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