Ring the Bell x TSX

On the Occasion of International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact, UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, International Finance Corporation: IFC, World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs are organizing a collective global action for gender equality via bell-ringing ceremony at the Toronto Stock Exchange – Ring the Bell. The Ring the Bell event will draw attention to the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and raise awareness about the critical role Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) plays in advancing gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community. This year, the event will focus on UN Women’s IWD 2020 theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights.

AGENDA
8:30 am- 8:45 am
- Registration
8:45 am - 9:05 am - Welcome Remarks & Opening Remarks

  • Event Venue Host, Tanya Rowntree Welcome Remarks.  
  • Ayman Chowdhury, Head of Secretariat, Global Compact Network Canada. 

9:05 am- 9:30 am Photos in front of the TMX Console 
9:30 am - 9:40 am Bell Ringing (TSX Market Open) 
9:40 am - 10:20 am Panel Discussion moderated by Tammy Cash, EVP Horizons ETFs and Co-Chair of WE Canada
10:20 am - 10:25 am - Closing Remarks Stephanie Dei, National Coordinator for the WE EMPOWER programme of the European Union, UN Women and International Labour Organization
10:30 am – Event close

PANEL DISCUSSION 
Moderator
Tammy Cash, EVP Horizons ETFs and Co-Chair of WE Canada
Panelists 
Tara John, Head, Succession Planning & Leadership Staffing, BMO Financial Group
Brendan Seale, Chief Sustainability Officer - Scotiabank 
Maryann Besharat, Vice President Legal & Compliance, Intact Financial 



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