Category: Diversity News

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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E2W and Man Group – Active Inclusion Recruitment Strategy

Mark Freed / 27 Nov 2018

E2W and Man Group – Active Inclusion Recruitment Strategy

Fantastic afternoon yesterday at the launch of Man Group – Active Inclusion Recruitment Strategy. E2W Members take note: Man Group believes in diversity because it is the right thing to do, because it makes them a better place to work and it makes them a better business. They pride...

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Let’s not dance around the issue – how to attract talent and clients

Mark Freed / 15 Nov 2018

Let’s not dance around the issue – how to attract talent and clients

Bake!  How financial services firms can take the lead from The Great British Bake Off In the last in my series on popular culture and gender diversity, read about why it’s so important to reflect society in your organisation You can tell the nights are drawing in...

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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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Help three young women on their journey to becoming leaders in Financial Services

Tina.Freed / 10 Oct 2018

Help three young women on their journey to becoming leaders in Financial Services

Today is International Day of the Girl – 600 million adolescent girls will enter the workforce in the next decade. Meet three of E2W and CISI’s graduates and read about their plans for the future, support networks and hurdles. Today is International Day of the Girl, a United...

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Is the ‘glass ceiling’ still in existence today?

Mark Freed / 20 Sep 2018

Is the ‘glass ceiling’ still in existence today?

Doctor Who and the glass ceiling  The phrase ‘glass ceiling’ is 40 years old this year – is it still relevant in today’s workplace?  Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Doctor Who, it’s interesting that for the first time there...

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How E2W can help you boost gender diversity in your organisation

Mark Freed / 12 Aug 2018

How E2W can help you boost gender diversity in your organisation

Are you an organisation struggling to tackle your gender pay gap?  To attract women into senior roles?  To retain women?  Read on to see how E2W can help… Like the common cold, it seems that everyone has an opinion on the best way to &lsquo...

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BAML hires more female interns as banks battle gender disparity

Mark Freed / 18 Jul 2018

BAML hires more female interns as banks battle gender disparity

A recent report in Financial News congratulated a number of Investment Banks for nearly reaching a 50/50 graduate intake. But why? None of the Banks actually have a major problem at junior level. Bank of America for example has broadly 50% gender split among its lower quartile...

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State Street bans managers from asking about previous earnings

Mark Freed / 09 Jul 2018

State Street bans managers from asking about previous earnings

According to a report in Financial News State Street are banning managers from asking candidates about previous earnings.  Are women as good as men at negotiating salary packages?  Interesting topic that caused some debate in the E2W Limited office? Will banning managers...

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We like it when people do things without being asked.  HSBC has started down this route…

Mark Freed / 05 Jul 2018

We like it when people do things without being asked.  HSBC has started down this route…

We like it when people do things without being asked.  HSBC has started down this route – can it continue and make a difference?  Submitting to peer pressure – why it’s good for the financial services’ sector I think it’s fair to say...

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Treasury Committee -  Women in finance

Mark Freed / 13 Jun 2018

Treasury Committee  -  Women in finance

The Treasury Committee launched its Women in Finance inquiry on 19 October 2017 to: Examine the value to financial firms of having greater gender balance across all job grades and functions; Identify the barriers to women entering and progressing their careers in the financial services industry and whether they are more prevalent...

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LGIM is shaking up the world of investment management

Mark Freed / 23 May 2018

LGIM is shaking up the world of investment management

After a diverse investment portfolio?  How about a gender diversity focussed fund? LGIM has created the first fund that has gender diversity of organisations as an investment criterium – we applaud them.   As you know, E2W is one of the companies trying to shake up the...

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Courageous Conversations

Mark Freed / 21 May 2018

Courageous Conversations

Achieving positive outcomes from difficult discussions If you are expecting a conversation to be difficult or awkward, it probably will be – here are six points from the E2W Career Coach to help you prepare. Why do we find some conversations difficult?  What makes some conversations require more...

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Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year

Mark Freed / 14 May 2018

Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year

Reported in The Independant - Read the full article.  The gender pay gap is 91 per cent for people earning £1m or more annually in UK financial services companies, and it is getting wider, new research reveals. The average gap between what men and women are paid...

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Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Mark Freed / 08 May 2018

Morgan Stanley appoints first female chief in Europe

Delighted to see our client Morgan Stanley become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to its most senior job in London, naming Clare Woodman head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Morgan Stanley has become the first major banking firm to promote a woman to...

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Sweden’s maternity leave and paternity leave policies are some of the most generous in the developed

Mark Freed / 08 May 2018

Sweden’s maternity leave and paternity leave policies are some of the most generous in the developed

Forget "ladies who lunch." In Sweden, there are "latte dads." World Economic Forum:  This is what Sweden's 'latte dads' tell us about a critical social change.  In an NBC News article profiling American dads who move to Sweden to live...

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