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Women in Financial Services Blog

The following are a selection of news and thought leadership articles created for our Members and shared here for all:

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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Charlie Fox Introduces you to E2W’s Outsourcing Business.

Mark.Freed / 11 Apr 2019

Charlie Fox Introduces you to E2W’s Outsourcing Business.

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 these E2W talented ‘continuers’...

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Olga Anderson on ‘Clothing: altering your performance at work’

Mark.Freed / 11 Apr 2019

Olga Anderson on ‘Clothing: altering your performance at work’

“The way you look directly affects the way you think, feel, and act . . . When you dress down, you sit down - the couch potato trend. Manners break down, you begin to feel down, and you’re not as effective.” (Kaplan-Leiserson, 2000, p. 39). Psychology for Business Success [4 volumes], Volume 1...

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2019’s gender pay gap reports - mixed emotions!!! How do banks compare? Download the data…

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

2019’s gender pay gap reports - mixed emotions!!! How do banks compare? Download the data…

50/50 by 2020 – no way.  2019’s gender pay gap reports show a different 50/50.     50% of banks are employing a higher percentage of women in top quartile paying roles this year when compared to last.  50% of banks have reduced their gender pay gaps. Anyone who has been...

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Inspiring Women - Lynn Maxwell

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

Inspiring Women - Lynn Maxwell

What’s interesting about the other E2W “Inspirational Women” pieces is that many of the women started in finance as soon as they left school or university. I, on the other hand, did not and thought about going down the route of academia. It goes without...

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Celebrating the success of our members

Mark.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

Celebrating the success of our members

On Thursday 28 March, E2W held its first networking event of 2019 at The Listing in the City of London. We were thrilled with the number of members and prospective members that attended and it was fantastic to be able to put faces to names and meet others for the first...

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Driving E2W’s continued growth

Tina.Freed / 05 Apr 2019

Driving E2W’s continued growth

I am delighted to take on my new role as excellence leader here at E2W. With 20 years experience in HR and recruitment, I have expert knowledge to help our business grow and thrive above and beyond. This is a critical role for the business to ensure that E...

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Inspiring Women - Manuela Froehlich

Mark.Freed / 29 Mar 2019

Inspiring Women - Manuela Froehlich

My career story is one of those whereby I have literally risen through the ranks.  After my parents persuaded me that working in a bank would be a good place to start my career (I had wanted to be a movie make-up artist – completely different!) I began working...

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Women of The Square Mile

Mark.Freed / 28 Mar 2019

Women of The Square Mile

I am really looking forward to talking at Women of The Square Mile on the 15th May at Olympia.  Joining a line-up of other industry leaders like Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia and E2W Member Monica Summerville.  As an E2W member you can get discount tickets by using...

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Man Group are working with E2W to implement an ‘active inclusion’ recruitment strategy

Tina.Freed / 20 Mar 2019

Man Group are working with E2W to implement an ‘active inclusion’ recruitment strategy

As regular readers will know, E2W has been working with Man Group for a while now, helping them to implement a more ‘active inclusion’ approach to recruiting and retaining women.  We have six strategies as part of our active inclusion approach: Commitment Statistics Value Proposition Time...

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Olga Anderson on Goldman Sachs’s announcement that everyday is ‘dress down Friday’

Mark.Freed / 20 Mar 2019

Olga Anderson on Goldman Sachs’s announcement that everyday is ‘dress down Friday’

E2W are delighted to introduce you to our friend Olga Anderson, a bespoke and ready-to-wear womenswear designer, who in her first post discusses the annoucement by Goldman Sachs that 'dress down Friday' is to be for everyday.  Goldman Sachs has announced a shift in acceptable office attire ...

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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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John Glen and Andrew Bailey shining a spotlight on gender diversity

Mark.Freed / 15 Mar 2019

John Glen and Andrew Bailey shining a spotlight on gender diversity

Back in November, I wrote a piece about the fact that in order for us to achieve gender parity, we need more men to be involved. Gender parity means just that – women and men on an equal footing and although women are fighting the good fight, the cause needs...

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Growing E2W’s recruitment business

Mark.Freed / 15 Mar 2019

Growing E2W’s recruitment business

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to grow E2W’s recruitment business. I deliver bespoke recruitment services to leading financial services firms who are passionate about gaining the benefits of a more diverse workforce, by embedding an active and inclusive recruitment strategy into their process....

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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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Taking Membership to the next level.

Mark.Freed / 01 Mar 2019

Taking Membership to the next level.

I am really excited to have been given the opportunity to drive and grow our membership in my new role as Engagement Leader. The last few years have been great but with momentum building the next few years are going be even more exciting! It is set to be a...

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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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Blackrock closing their gender pay gap – let’s celebrate their achievement.

Tina.Freed / 18 Feb 2019

Blackrock closing their gender pay gap – let’s celebrate their achievement.

We love to celebrate success and are delighted to witness the massive achievements of Blackrock in closing their gender pay gap. There were more high earning Women working at the world’s largest fund manager in April 2018 than the previous year.  The latest figures reported in Blackrock&rsquo...

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