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Support your personal network, build our community and, be rewarded by our job referral scheme.

Katie.Dix / 19 Apr 2021

Support your personal network, build our community and, be rewarded by our job referral scheme.

With the progress of the vaccination programme and the country slowly starting to leave lockdown, it’s perhaps not surprising that there’s a new spirit of optimism in the business world. We’re seeing this first-hand, as we’re being contacted about many more jobs...

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Launching E2W’s Men for Inclusion

Mark.Freed / 14 Apr 2021

Launching E2W’s Men for Inclusion

We have launched a new initiative, 'Men for Inclusion', at E2W. This initiative is very exciting, but also incredibly important to us and what we are trying to achieve.  Men for Inclusion are bringing together men who already understand the benefits of diversity and want to accelerate towards...

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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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Mark Freed - Choose to Challenge IWD2021

Mark.Freed / 04 Mar 2021

Mark Freed - Choose to Challenge IWD2021

Why are we writing about men as we approach International Women’s Day? Well, because men’s voices are mostly missing from conversations about gender equality of opportunity at work. Most men don’t deliberately exclude or overlook women or try to impede their progress. In fact,...

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We are changing a few things.

Mark.Freed / 12 Nov 2020

We are changing a few things.

We continue to listen.  We and many of our members have never been entirely happy with the membership area on our website.  We recognise its limitations and the challenges of making it a valuable tool for members to connect and reach out to each other and  for...

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Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

Mark.Freed / 03 Sep 2020

Male Allies – Finishing the Journey Together

E2W are hosting a virtual event on the 24th September Male Allies - Finishing the Journey Together. Leading male allies in the financial services industry will be the guests of E2W Alpha Challengers and questioned on their reasons for supporting gender equality. Event details and registration can...

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Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship

Mark.Freed / 31 Jul 2020

Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship

Alpha Challengers Mentoring Scheme Episode 1: Top Tips for a successful mentor relationship Thursday evening on 30th July 2020 E2W’s Alpha Challengers publicly launched their Mentoring programme. Katie Dix Membership Engagement Leader with Sophie Simpson and Mihaela Breg, both on the E2W Alpha Challengers Advisory Board welcomed E...

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Thank you to our clients and members, we have a lot to celebrate this week…

Katie.Dix / 17 Jul 2020

Thank you to our clients and members, we have a lot to celebrate this week…

Back in the dark days of April when we posted this picture we could only dream of a week like we have had this week...Thank you E2W clients and members for your help and support.  Next week we welcome two of our members to the E2W...

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Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal.

Mark.Freed / 23 Apr 2020

Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal.

Let’s not rush back to the old normal. Let’s make a new, new normal. Against a tragic backdrop, the lockdown has taught us a thing or two about our old world and the new normal. There are things we do not like: Loss of physical contact...

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E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - New World, New Routines, New Diet!

Mark.Freed / 08 Apr 2020

E2W - Weekly Virtual Coffee Break - New World, New Routines, New Diet!

Have a break from the new normal – come and join us for a weekly virtual coffee. Every Wednesday from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.  As we are all adjusting to the new normal, come and join other members of the E2W community for a virtual chat, meet old and...

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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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My cycling challenge…

Mark.Freed / 11 Feb 2020

My cycling challenge…

In support of our chosen charity, The Young Women’s Trust and for our final challenge of the year, I will be cycling 500k around South East Asia, ending in Ho Chi Minh City. The Young Woman's Trust supports women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low...

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The challenge of taking a break

Mark.Freed / 04 Dec 2019

The challenge of taking a break

One of the most important things in fund management, from a manager’s perspective at least, is their investment record. Analysts, and many investors, like to see long fund tenures without interruptions, but this works against anyone who takes a career break. For many years, this would have mainly...

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Making diversity a real imperative

Mark.Freed / 04 Dec 2019

Making diversity a real imperative

In late October, we reported on the launch of the latest Diversity Project Report: ‘Time to get serious: If diversity is a business imperative, treat it like one’. This was an impressive and well-argued document that clearly had the backing of many senior people in the industry, as...

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Latest FCA research: Opportunities still limited for female senior managers

Mark.Freed / 27 Nov 2019

Latest FCA research: Opportunities still limited for female senior managers

Latest FCA research: Little change at the top Recently published research by the FCA paints a sorry picture for women at senior levels in the financial services industry. If you wanted to be generous (though why would you?), there would be a temptation to highlight the rapid growth in the...

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The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services claims that progress is being made on a global scale.

Mark.Freed / 18 Nov 2019

The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services claims that progress is being made on a global scale.

The annual Oliver Wyman report into women in financial services demonstrates that the global industry is finally making progress in gender equality. The report, which can be downloaded from Oliver Wyman’s website says, that the industry is finally making progress on gender diversity in the workforce....

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Sponsor Team E2W and Help the Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 15 Oct 2019

Sponsor Team E2W and Help the Young Women’s Trust

On the 9th of November 2019, the E2W team will be taking part in a 6k Commando Obstacle Course. This challenge comprises of 24 of the toughest obstacles, straight out of the Commando test book. The course is the only event that can recreate the mud, sweat and pain of modern...

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Sponsor E2W’s Sarah, who will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in support of The Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 09 Sep 2019

Sponsor E2W’s Sarah, who will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in support of The Young Women’s Trust

The Young Women's Trust: Donate Now I am raising money for the Young Women's Trust because not everyone gets the same opportunities in life and for some young women right now life is tough. In fact, there are over 1 million young women across the country, many of whom...

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Launching our partnership with The Young Women’s Trust

Katie.Dix / 02 Sep 2019

Launching our partnership with The Young Women’s Trust

Dear E2W member, My name is Laura and I work for Young Women’s Trust, a charity committed to supporting disadvantaged young women into work and campaigning for equality in the workplace. I am delighted that we are launching a partnership with E2W this year, a company...

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E2W and She Wins, giving our members the skills and confidence they need to negotiate for their salary and employment package.

Katie.Dix / 21 Aug 2019

E2W and She Wins, giving our members the skills and confidence they need to negotiate for their salary and employment package.

She Wins is a company on a mission to close the gender pay gap. They give women the skills and confidence they need to negotiate for their salary and employment package. E2W has partnered with She Wins to provide with the best negotiation online course out there, developed with...

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