Today and every day we salute our women
Call to action from different geographies
During March 2023, Euronext will organise over 30 actions, both internal and external, to actively voice a call to action for accelerating gender equality, within the present and future generations of female leaders.
Each of our marketplaces will also take part in "Ring the Bell for gender Equality" – a collaboration of stock exchanges around the world holding opening or closing bell ceremonies to celebrate International Women’s Day and promote the Women's Empowerment Principles.
Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day impactful.
International Women’s Day will kick off with the traditional Gong ceremony, in combination with an inspirational networking breakfast, hosted by UN Women the Netherlands. To close the morning, UN Global Compact Network Netherlands, the local network of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, introduces Natalia Hussein, Research Engagement Specialist at Equileap, who will present Equileap’s latest research: ‘2023 Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking’. During the afternoon, a group of students will discover the possibilities of a career in capital markets, during an informal 'speed date' session.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Euronext Brussels, in partnership with the IFC, The Shift, UN Women and Women on Board, will host an Opening Bell Ceremony, followed by a fireside chat with Rika Coppens, CEO of House of HR and Trends Manager of the Year 2022, and An Steegen, CEO of Barco NV.
Euronext Dublin is organising a Closing Bell ceremony in partnership with Women in ETFs. Daryl Byrne, CEO of Euronext Dublin, will welcome guests, followed by a short address from Women in ETFs. Guests will then take part in a session of informal round tables, each dedicated to a specific topic related to the UN-proposed theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. A speaker from Women in ETFs will guide the discussion on each round table.
In Portugal, the event is partnered by the UN Global Compact Network and will take on the UN theme for IWD 2023: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. The programme includes a Fireside Chat with two guests giving their personal account on “Diversion and inclusion in technology”. A discussion panel will then delve into "DigitAll", focusing on education and training initiatives that try to prepare the next wave of girls and women in tech. The final keynote will be led by the Secretary of State for Equality and Migration, who will then join the bell ceremony to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality, together with all the speakers.
A hybrid Opening Bell Ceremony will be held in Milan, with Silvia Bosoni, Group Head of ETFs, making the welcome remarks and introduction. The event is developed in partnership with UN Global Compact Network Italy and Women in ETFs. Daniela Bernacchi, Executive Director UN Global Compact Network Italy, will make a keynote speech. A representative from Women in ETFs will provide a global overview of the Women in ETF initiatives to support and inspire diversity and inclusion.
A hybrid Opening Bell Ceremony will take place in Euronext Paris, hosted by Delphine d’Amarzit, CEO of Euronext Paris, and Women in ETFs, partner in the initiative. The Bell Ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion on the theme “Gender Equality in the Tech industry” moderated by Delphine d’Amarzit with: Chloé Clair, CEO of NamR; Floriane de Saint Pierre, Founder and CEO of Ethics & Boards; Jocelyne Wasselin, CEO of X-Fab; and Agathe Wautier, Co-founder and CEO of The Galion Project.
Euronext signs the Women's Empowerment Principles
Within Euronext, we wholeheartedly embrace the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles.
We endorse the seven steps outlined in the Principles that businesses should take to advance and empower women.
By signing the Principles, we want to become an inspiration for others in our industry.
We encourage business leaders to join us, so that together we shape capital markets for future generations.
International Women's Day
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