International Women’s Day
On 8 March 2016, Euronext Brussels celebrated International Women’s Day.
In Brussels Elke Sleurs, Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities, opened the trading day together with other female leaders and senior executives representing listed companies that have achieved the objectives regarding the gender quota imposed by l’Institut pour l’Egalité des Hommes et des Femmes. This initiative was organised by the international event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” organised by UN Global Compact, UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges and Women in ETFs. The aim is to raise awareness for women’s economic empowerment. More than 25 stock exchanges worldwide were being part of this event, including the 4 Euronext locations : Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.