We Are All Generation Equality: A Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Event - Nasdaq 2020

In celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March 2020, stock exchanges around the world will host a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women's empowerment. In March 2019, a record 85 exchanges rang their bells for gender equality, an increase from 33 exchanges four years ago. 2020 is expected see increased engagement as it is a momentous year for gender equality and women's empowerment.

In New York, the Ring the Bell for Gender Equality is co-organized by Nasdaq and UN Women's WE EMPOWER - G7 programme team in partnership with the European Union and ILO.

As a Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) signatory, Nasdaq is active in its efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles. To celebrate, Nasdaq and UN Women invite partners to share lessons learned and good practices in implementing the WEPs in the marketplace, workplace and community.

The event will bring together organizations aspiring to advance SDG5 on gender equality and women's empowerment. The private sector is well placed to do so by creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, appoint women to senior management positions and to the boards of directors. WEPs case studies show that companies are increasingly developing and tracking progress of gender-sensitive policies.

At the nexus of company and investor interaction, stock exchanges are uniquely positioned to influence capital markets to advance this agenda.

Participants will have the opportunity to network, engage with the panelists and CEOs will have an opportunity to sign the WEPs (contact the WEPs Secretariat).

We are looking forward to your participation!

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