Stock exchanges across the globe have been ringing the opening and closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).
For the ninth year in a row, stock exchanges in the US, Canada, EMEA and Asia-Pacific have partnered with Women in ETFs to encourage gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and provides a time to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equality.
The theme for this year’s IWD is ‘DigitAll: Innovation and technology for gender equality’ which is based on the United Nations' priority of education for all women in the digital age.
Commenting on IWD, the leadership of Women in ETFs said: “The annual bell-ringing events are the most global initiative that Women in ETFs participates in each year.
“They offer a unique opportunity to welcome Women in ETFs leadership teams, members and corporate sponsors to hear speakers presenting the business case for diversity and women’s economic empowerment.
“There is further to go before we achieve gender equality, but today marks the start of a month of important awareness and work to continue to build towards that important goal.”
Founded in January 2014, Women in ETFs is an organisation of 8,500 members, including women and men, which aims to connect, support and inspire the professional advancement of women.