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The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors - Call for research participants

Katie.Dix / 21 Apr 2021

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors - Call for research participants

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors - Call for research participants Friend of E2W Jack Daly is undertaking Postgraduate Research at Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change Leeds University Business School into closing the gender pay gap in Legal, Financial and Professional sectors...

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Mark speaks at the Diversity Project Event:  HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN

Mark.Freed / 17 Mar 2021

Mark speaks at the Diversity Project Event:   HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN

EVENT: MALE ALLYSHIP - HOW MEN CAN BECOME BETTER ALLIES TO WOMEN Over the last few years many investment and savings firms have stepped up their focus on tackling gender inequalities and creating a more inclusive workplace. But although progress is being made the pace of change is too...

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Why Gender Equality is good for everyone - Men included.

Mark.Freed / 08 Feb 2021

Why Gender Equality is good for everyone - Men included.

Why gender equality is good for everyone – men included. If this TED talk resonates with you a new initiative is launching soon Men for Inclusion. Contact me to find out more, mark.freed@e2w.co    

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What’s Really Holding Women Back?

Katie.Dix / 08 Feb 2021

What’s Really Holding Women Back?

This blog was originally posted on our website in March 2020. Has anything changed in the year just gone? Have things got easier or better whilst most of us are working remotely? Please let us know your thoughts, you can comment on our LinkedIn post below.  I recently read...

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E2W member, Miren-Edurne De Frutos, creates Government petition to support Neurodiversity

Katie.Dix / 21 Jan 2021

E2W member, Miren-Edurne De Frutos, creates Government petition to support Neurodiversity

E2W member, Miren-Edurne De Frutos, creates Government petition to support Neurodiversity. Please read Miren's statement below: I have created a government petition to improve funding for neurodiversity diagnosis, identification and support in schools. This is something extremely close to my heart which affects 15% of the UK population,...

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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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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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How to close the gap in Investment Management: RECRUITING A DIVERSE TEAM

Mark.Freed / 16 Mar 2020

How to close the gap in Investment Management: RECRUITING A DIVERSE TEAM

How to close the gap in Investment Management: RECRUITING A DIVERSE TEAM – from the top down. A report by E2W  Closing the gap quickly depends on recruitment processes that are robust enough to provide high-quality female candidates for more senior roles. Most firms will need the proportion...

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Goldman Sachs want male allies to step forward…

Katie.Dix / 10 Mar 2020

Goldman Sachs want male allies to step forward…

Male Allies  We've commented for a long time now, on the importance of male allies. You can read a blog we have previously published here.  The Financial Times has reported one of the most senior executives at Goldman Sachs, Gregg Lemkau, is among a growing number...

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What’s Really Holding Women Back?

Katie.Dix / 09 Mar 2020

What’s Really Holding Women Back?

I recently read an interesting article published by the Harvard Business Review on what’s really holding women back? You can read the full article here.  As scholars of gender inequality in the workplace, we are routinely asked by companies to investigate why they are having trouble...

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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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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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Maternity Care - AT WORK. A Good Idea or Distraction from Real Challenges?

Mark.Freed / 20 Feb 2020

Maternity Care - AT WORK. A Good Idea or Distraction from Real Challenges?

I was recently approached by Justine McNulty, a fantastic and inspirational women, to discuss how we can help in the launch of her new business – Mobile Midwives. Mobile Midwives will bridge the gap between the NHS and professional women by providing maternity care directly to them in the workplace. ...

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I take a look at the first few gender pay gap reports from investment management firms.

Mark.Freed / 12 Feb 2020

I take a look at the first few gender pay gap reports from investment management firms.

First few firms file their gender pay gap reports  The first few investment management firms have now provided their gender pay gap reporting ahead of the 4th April deadline. One of the reporting statistics shows the proportion of women in each pay quartile and gives an indication of female...

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Know your female employees

Mark.Freed / 04 Feb 2020

Know your female employees

Know your female employees Financial businesses have to know their customers, but few seem to put the same effort into knowing their female employees. And this is strange, because they do seem to understand the men. I’m middle-aged and if an employer was trying to attract someone of...

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What are you offering female employees?

Mark.Freed / 28 Jan 2020

What are you offering female employees?

Why it’s time to drop the stereotypes I am a middle-aged man. At some point, though I’m trying not to think about it, I’ll have to start dropping the ‘middle’ and replace it with ‘old’. As a white middle-class...

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The “old boys’ club” is still going strong

Mark.Freed / 21 Jan 2020

The “old boys’ club” is still going strong

The “old boys’ club” is still going strong Four years ago, the report by Jayne-Anne Gadhia that led to the launch of the Women in Finance Charter, now widely signed up to by the industry, pointed to the old boys’ network as a factor inhibiting...

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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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