Category: Thought Leadership

E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Katie.Dix / 10 Sep 2019

E2W coach Kat - Make an impact - have an opinion

Kat is leading an E2W on the 14th November 2019 on 'Leading through change with emotional intelligence.' In this event we’ll give you the opportunity to experiment with some coaching tools that will come in handy whatever your level of experience. This event is kindly hosted by our...

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Dr Alessandra Wall - Mastering Difficult Conversations Part I: Three Reasons Women Avoid Tough Conversations

Katie.Dix / 28 Aug 2019

Dr Alessandra Wall - Mastering Difficult Conversations Part I: Three Reasons Women Avoid Tough Conversations

Mastering Difficult Conversations Part I: Three Reasons Women Avoid Tough Conversations How many complex situations do you navigate every day? One, four, 14? Whether it's convincing your reluctant preteen to take a shower without shaming him for his noxious aroma, sharing a poor performance review with an employee, or pitching...

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Diversity - Stop the talking and start doing!

Mark.Freed / 21 Aug 2019

Diversity - Stop the talking and start doing!

It’s time that the doomsayers, the blockers, the talkers and those with a vested interest moved over and made way for the doers, the deliverers, the agents of change in the quest for a better, fairer and more diverse industry! The statistics show that all the talk and...

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E2W candidates are, more often than not, the best person for the job and team!

Mark.Freed / 14 Aug 2019

E2W candidates are, more often than not, the best person for the job and team!

I read a great article last week by Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest. Sallie had been asked, whilst on a conference panel, the question “Knowing that diversity is a desirable objective, if you have two candidates for a board role and the white male is...

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Sharing your frustrations…

Mark.Freed / 07 Aug 2019

Sharing your frustrations…

  At E2W, we get many women contacting us each week asking for help and support, summing up their feelings and frustrations. They feel they can talk to us as a trusted friend and support network. I received a note this week which seemed to talk for many ...

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Women Continuers – Delivering Value

Katie.Dix / 07 Aug 2019

Women Continuers – Delivering Value

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 E2W's talented &lsquo...

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Five things that every women should ask in an interview

Mark.Freed / 01 Aug 2019

Five things that every women should ask in an interview

Five things that every women should ask in an interview, to ensure that the firm they are interviewing with is going to support them in their career, enable them to fulfil their ambitions, succeed, flourish and be valued.  Test the firms commitment to diversity. If they have...

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E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

Katie.Dix / 24 Jul 2019

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - why do women leave Financial Services?

E2W member Guinevere Taylor - Associate Director at RBC Global Asset Management Whilst there are now more women in top tier roles and present in boardrooms than there has ever been, there is still a gap in middle-management. Women start careers in finance in equal numbers to men,...

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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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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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