Women In ETFs And Five Partner Organizations Ring The Bell For Gender Equality At 34 Stock Exchanges Around The World
For the second year in a row, Women in ETFs (WE) will ring the bells at stock exchanges around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March). This year, WE is partnering with five other organizations in a growing momentum behind gender equality. WE is leading 15 of the 34 stock exchange bell ringings at which WE will also host speakers to present the business case for women’s economic empowerment.
To commemorate International Women’s Day, 34 stock exchanges from around the world joined Women in ETFs, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, IFC, and the World Federation of Stock Exchanges, to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” raising awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.
“There is a natural synergy for WE to celebrate International Women’s Day,” said Joanne Hill, Co-Founder and Co-President of WE and Head of Institutional Investment Strategy at ProShares. “Stock exchanges are a key industry partner in the Exchange Traded Fund industry globally with whom WE and its members maintain strong ongoing relationships in our chapters around the globe. Stock exchanges provide a natural high-visibility platform in which to amplify the gender equality message”, continued Hill.
“Studies such as the new survey by the Peterson Institute for International Economics of 21,980 publicly traded companies in 91 countries demonstrates that the presence of more female leaders in top positions of corporate management correlates with increased profitability of these companies” said Deborah Fuhr, Co-Founder of WE and Managing Partner of ETFGI.
Jill Mavro Co-President of WE, Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors, says Stock exchanges can play a vital role by encouraging gender diversity on the boards and in the management of listed companies, and ensuring accessibility of capital market services to women-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs.
WE is the lead partner on 15 of the 34 bell ringing celebrations noted in yellow below which will include WE leadership, corporate sponsors, and members, and will take place from March 7 -11th.
Exchange Country Date Opening or Closing Bell
Australian Securities Exchange Australia 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Dhaka Stock Exchange Bangladesh 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Euronext Brussels Belgium 8-Mar-2016 opening
Toronto Stock Exchange Canada 11-Mar-2016 Opening
Santiago Stock Exchange Chile 11-Mar-2016 Opening
Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières Cote d’Ivoire 8 -Mar- 2016 Opening
Egyptian Exchange (EGX) Egypt 8-Mar-2016 Opening
South Pacific Exchange* Fiji 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Euronext Paris France 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Deutsche Borse Germany 9-Mar-2016 Opening
Hong Kong Exchanges Clearing Hong Kong 8-Mar-2016 Afternoon
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)* India 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Borsa Italiana Italy 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) Jordan 9-Mar-2016 Opening & Closing
Nairobi Securities Exchange Kenya 3-Mar-2016 Opening
Lao Stock Exchange Laos 9-Mar-2016
Bursa Malaysia* Malaysia 11-Mar-2016 Opening
Bourse de Casablanca Morocco 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Euronext Amsterdam Netherlands 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Nigeria 8-Mar-2016 Closing
Bolsa de Valores de Lima Peru 8-Mar-2016 Midday
Euronext Lisbon Portugal 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Bucharest Stock Exchange Romania 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Johannesburg Stock Exchange South Africa 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Colombo Stock Exchange Sri Lanka 4-Mar-2016 Opening
SIX Swiss Exchange Switzerland 8-Mar-2016 Closing
Borsa Istanbul Turkey 8-Mar-2016 Opening
London Stock Exchange UK 8-Mar-2016 Opening
BATS US 7-Mar-2016 Closing
Chicago Board Options Exchange US 7-Mar-2016 Closing
IEX US 7-Mar-2016 Opening
IFC Treasury US 8-Mar-2015 Opening
NASDAQ OMX US 8-Mar-2016 Closing
New York Stock Exchange US 8-Mar-2016 Opening
Note: exchanges highlighted in yellow are bell ringings where Women in ETFs is the lead partner.Back to News