International Women's Day 2021

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

Join us from Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Oslo and Paris

Ring the bell

Euronext joins the global 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' initiative from Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Oslo and Paris to celebrate International Women’s Day

For the seventh consecutive year, Euronext took part in 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' — a collaboration of stock exchanges around the world ringing opening or closing bell ceremonies to celebrate International Women’s Day and promote the Women's Empowerment Principles. The initiative is a partnership between the UN Global Compact, IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.


International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year, the UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2021 – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” – celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Euronext we believe that collectively, we can drive decisive action to improve gender-balanced leadership in institutions and we are fully committed to retain, develop, and grow the representation of women in leadership, by inspiring and promoting tangible practices within the company and towards our community, while supporting our ecosystem.

View our virtual events below.


Euronext Amsterdam co-organised an opening gong ceremony with UN Women and Women in ETFs, raising the theme of women in leadership and achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.

With Simone Huis in ‘t Veld (CEO, Euronext Amsterdam); Enaam Ahmed Ali (UN Women), and Marianne Brackel (Women in ETFs).

8 March, 8.30 a.m. CET
Euronext Brussels


In celebration of International Women’s Day, Euronext Brussels and Women in Finance rang the bell to open the markets.

During this virtual event, Antoinette d’Aspremont Lynden (BNP Paribas Fortis) and Laura Lumingu (KBC Bank NV) discussed the global themes of inclusion in finance.

Participants had the opportunity to give their insights on various ongoing projects to improve gender equality.

8 March, 9.30 a.m. CET


In celebration of International Women's DayEuronext Dublin and Women in ETFs rang the bell to close the markets. Simone Vroegep (Head of Strategy Investor Services, BBH) delivered a keynote speech providing insights on three main topics: ETFs in Europe and Growth Mindset, the connection between Women in ETFs values and leadership during lockdown, and how to be "active in a passive land" and "grow together".

With Daryl Byrne, (CEO, Euronext Dublin) Antonette Kleiser (Women in ETFs, European ETF Product Manager, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co), and Simone Vroegop (Head of Investor Services Strategy for Europe and Asia, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co)

8 March, 4.20 p.m. GMT

Euronext Dublin Building
Euronext Lisbon building


Isabel Ucha (CEO, Euronext Lisbon), and Mário Parra da Silva (President, UN Global Compact Network Portugal), gave a short introductory message and were joined virtually by Rosa Monteiro (Secretary for Citizenship and Equality), to ring the bell for gender equality, followed by a keynote speech focusing on the Portuguese gender equality landscape. Paula Viegas (Convenor, Women's Empowerment Principles in Portugal) then gave a global perspective from the United Nations. A live debate panel, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Finance Industry”, moderated by Bárbara Barroso (Founder, Moneylab), featured discussions between Gabriela Figueiredo Dias (Chairperson, CMVM), and the CEOs of three financial institutions - Miguel Maya (CEO, Millennium BCP), Paula Antunes da Costa (Country Manager, Visa) and Pedro Leitão (CEO do Banco Montepio).

8 March, 4.15 p.m. GMT


In celebration of International Women's Day, Oslo Børs and Global Compact Network Norway rang the bell to open the markets on 8 March 2021. A diverse group of speakers gave keynote speeches on "The inclusion of women in the financial sector", with a specific focus on female students.

With Øivind Amundsen (CEO, Oslo Børs); Wenche Grønbrekk (Chairman of the Board, Global Compact Network Norway), Isabelle Mix (Student), Nicolai Tangen (CEO, Government Pension Fund Global), and Alexandra Morris (Chief Investment Officer, Skagen Funds).

8 March, 9.00 a.m. CET

Euronext Paris Praetorium


Camille Leca (Head of Listing France, Euronext), rang the bell to open the trading day in Paris in celebration of International Women’s Day 2021. During this virtual event, Floriane de Saint Pierre from Ethics & Boards shared a study on Corporate Governance, followed by a panel discussion with Isabelle Bourcier (Women in ETFs), Marie Fromaget (30% Club France Investor Group), Fabienne Grall (Global Compact France), and Céline Marchal-Dassonville (UN Women France).

8 March, 9.00 a.m. CET

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