Category: Thought Leadership

Inspiring Women - Virginia Nordback

Katie.Dix / 18 Jul 2019

Inspiring Women - Virginia Nordback

Some might think that an economics degree from Yale University and an MBA from INSEAD guarantee a stable career in financial services, but mine has still had its ups and downs. I’ve had to take risks, be innovative and be an entrepreneur; but ultimately the skills I&rsquo...

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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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Quick fire Q&A with E2W member Abeera Magsi

Katie.Dix / 11 Jul 2019

Quick fire Q&A with E2W member Abeera Magsi

We know that the E2W members are not one dimensional City working machines, but that they have lives outside of work, hobbies and top tips that they want to share. Our 'quick fire questions with...' has some serious questions about working in financial services and more...

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My thoughts on careers for women in FX

Mark.Freed / 11 Jul 2019

My thoughts on careers for women in FX

I attended an event a few weeks ago promoting careers in FX for women.  One thing I learnt from the panellists of senior figures is that, the FX sector was a male dominated, macho, tetestrone fuelled industry in the past but it's ok now! This got me thinking... ...

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Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK.

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2019

Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK.

Alessandra Wall - Recap of insights from my trip to the UK. It's early on a Monday afternoon I'm slightly jet lagged and slowly catching up with work tasks and responsibilities that have been on hold for the past two weeks. Although there is much to do, I...

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Quick fire Q&A with David Ward, E2W Advisory Board member

Katie.Dix / 28 Jun 2019

Quick fire Q&A with David Ward, E2W Advisory Board member

David has twenty years’ experience in audit and risk management having previously been Head of Operational Risk at Threadneedle Asset Management and Global Head of Operational Risk at ICAP Group. David has experience developing and implementing operational risk frameworks, risk based regulatory capital assessments, risk appetite and corporate governance....

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E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Katie.Dix / 27 Jun 2019

E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Make an impact – have an opinion Oscar Wilde is quoted saying: “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions.” Pause and re-read. Harsh isn’t it? Certainly made me sit back and question where I’m following or repeating others...

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Olga Anderson ‘Does what you wear really matter?’ The psychology of dressing well.

Katie.Dix / 27 Jun 2019

Olga Anderson ‘Does what you wear really matter?’ The psychology of dressing well.

In these series of pieces, I have shared with you my thoughts on dressing down – the pros and cons – and then when you’ve decided to dress down, what impact your clothes can have on your performance and how you’re perceived by your colleagues. ...

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Sponsoring Women’s Football VS Recruiting more women

Mark.Freed / 19 Jun 2019

Sponsoring Women’s Football VS Recruiting more women

As we are readying ourselves to cheer the Lionesses through another, hopefully, successful women’s Football World Cup campaign, it reminded me of the announcement by the Football Association that Barclays is to become the FA Women's Super League’s first ever title sponsor, in a...

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E2W member Elena Vydrine - “What is responsible investing?”

Katie.Dix / 19 Jun 2019

E2W member Elena Vydrine - “What is responsible investing?”

Invesco are kindly hosting an E2W event in September around the theme of Resposible Investing. Elena Vydrine, a member of E2W, will be publishing a series of blogs in the run up to the event on the topic of ESG. If you would like to sign up to...

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“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” personal development event.

Katie.Dix / 14 Jun 2019

“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” personal development event.

“Inspirational” and “thought provoking” were just two of the comments made by E2W members who attended the “super-charging your performance” event delivered by our fantastic coach Nikki Hinksman and kindly hosted by our partners at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The interactive session...

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Nikki Hinksman - Are we too ‘agreeable’?

Katie.Dix / 06 Jun 2019

Nikki Hinksman - Are we too ‘agreeable’?

Nikki Hinksman  I was recently watching some footage of Jordan Peterson talking about gender equality. I know he is pretty controversial figure and there are plenty of people that either love him or hate him, so that got me curious! As a clinical psychiatrist and professor of psychology his...

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Quick Fire Questions with Tina Freed

Katie.Dix / 10 May 2019

Quick Fire Questions with Tina Freed

We know that the E2W members are not one dimensional City working machines, but that they have lives outside of work, hobbies and top tips that they want to share. Our 'quick fire questions with...' has some serious questions about working in financial services and more...

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Nikki Hinksman - The Value of Coaching

Katie.Dix / 10 May 2019

Nikki Hinksman - The Value of Coaching

The Value of Coaching We lead frenetic lives, with little time to reflect on how or why we’re doing what we do. We spend our lives inside our own heads and this can lead to self-imposed limitations. What I love about coaching is that it provides the opportunity...

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An inspiring and insightful event with Dr Alessandra Wall

Katie.Dix / 01 May 2019

An inspiring and insightful event with Dr Alessandra Wall

An insightful and inspiring night last night. When the Wonder Women, Good Girl and It’s Only Me filters are put to one side in a great location with great hospitality.  More E2W members are out there today making changes to improve their lives and making strides...

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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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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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Are you fluent in ‘Gender Pay Gap’?

Mark.Freed / 30 Jan 2019

Are you fluent in ‘Gender Pay Gap’?

We are delighted to introduce you to Sue Carter, a guest contributer.  Sue is a senior communications consultant whose expertise in gender communications comes from working as a journalist in women’s media, as well as developing and delivering niche communications strategy for a wide range of consumer...

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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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