PRESS RELEASE

Over 100 exchanges worldwide will 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2021'

 London, Monday 8 March, 2021 – The World Federation of Exchanges is pleased to announce that 107 exchanges and CCPs will be involved in events this week for the annual 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality' initiative.

For the seventh consecutive year, exchanges and CCPs around the world are planning to ring opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 (Monday 8 March 2021).

The theme for International Women's Day 2021 is Choose to Challenge. Women leaders and women’s organizations have demonstrated their skills, knowledge, and networks to effectively lead in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Today there is more recognition than ever before that women bring different experiences, perspectives, and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies and laws that work better for all.

Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE said: “We are pleased with the tremendous response from market infrastructures across the world supporting International Women's Day. As public markets we believe in equality of access and the power of market infrastructure to play a role in bringing about sustainable growth and development.’’

As part of the industry’s efforts to empower women in the workplace and celebrate the benefits of a diverse workforce, the World Federation of Exchanges 2021 Women Leaders initiative shines the spotlight on the exceptional leaders in the industry who excel and inspire. Selected from every corner of the world and across every size of market by nine women leaders in the industry, all of the 2021 WFE Women Leaders cohort are united in making regulated public markets a force for inclusive and sustainable growth.

The Ring the Bell events, both in-person and virtual, started on Monday 1 March and will last for two weeks. The WFE has worked in partnership with the IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, 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.

Here is the list of participating exchanges and organisations:


Organisation

Date

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

08-Mar

Amman Stock Exchange

09-Mar

Aquis Exchange PLC

08-Mar

Armenia Securities Exchange

TBD

Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX)

08-Mar

Australian Securities Exchange

08-Mar

B3 - Brasil Bolsa Balcão

08-Mar

Bahrain Bourse

08-Mar

Baku Stock Exchange

09-Mar

Banja Luka Stock Exchange

TBD

Beirut Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange

05-Mar

Belgrade Stock Exchange

11-Mar

BIVA (Bolsa Institucional de Valores) - Mexico

08-Mar

BME - Bolsas y Mercados Españoles

08-Mar

Bolsa Boliviana de Valores S.A.

18-Mar

Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

09-Mar

Bolsa de Valores de Colombia

09-Mar

Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador

12-Mar

Bolsa de Valores de Lima

09-Mar

Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo

05-Mar

Bolsa de Valores de Panama S.A.

10-Mar

Bolsa de Valores de Quito

09-Mar

Bolsa de Valores Honduras

12-Mar

Bolsa de Valores Nacional, S.A. - Guatemala

12-Mar

Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Assuncion S.A.

TBD

Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

09-Mar

Bolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica

11-Mar

Bolsa y Mercados de Valores de la República Dominicana 

15-Mar

Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA)

11-Mar

Bombay Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Borsa Italiana

08-Mar

Botswana Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Boursa Kuwait

08-Mar

Bourse de Casablanca

08-Mar

Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières S.A. – Côte d’Ivoire

08-Mar

Bucharest Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Bulgarian Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Bursa Malaysia

08-Mar

Cboe Global Markets

08-Mar

Chi-X Australia

08-Mar

Colombo Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Deutsche Börse AG

08-Mar

Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd

14-Mar

Dubai Financial Market

08-Mar

Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange

08-Mar

Euronext Amsterdam

08-Mar

Euronext Brussels

08-Mar

Euronext Dublin

08-Mar

Euronext Lisbon

08-Mar

Euronext Paris

08-Mar

FMDQ Group - Nigeria

08-Mar

Georgian Stock Exchange

10-Mar

Ghana Stock Exchange

10-Mar

Hochiminh Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

08-Mar

Indonesia Stock Exchange

09-Mar

Intercontinental Exchange | NYSE

04-Mar

Jamaica stock Exchange

08-Mar

Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

08-Mar

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

05-Mar

Kyrgyz Stock Exchange CJSC

10-Mar

London Stock Exchange Group

08-Mar

Luxembourg Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Macedonian Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Malta Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Moscow Exchange

10-Mar

Nairobi Securities Exchange

11-Mar

Namibian Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Nasdaq - US

01-Mar

Nasdaq Copenhagen

08-Mar

Nasdaq Helsinki

08-Mar

Nasdaq Iceland

08-Mar

Nasdaq Stockholm

08-Mar

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

08-Mar

NEO Exchange

08-Mar

Nepal Stock Exchange Limited

TBD

Nigerian Stock Exchange

08-Mar

NZX Limited

08-Mar

Oslo Børs

08-Mar

Pakistan Stock Exchange

TBD

Palestine Exchange

10-Mar

Qatar Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Rwanda Stock Exchange

TBD

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

08-Mar

Shanghai Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

05-Mar

Singapore Exchange

08-Mar

SIX Swiss Exchange

08-Mar

Stock Exchange of Thailand

08-Mar

Sydney Stock Exchange

04-Mar

Taipei Exchange

08-Mar

Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp.

15-Mar

Tehran Stock Exchange

Last 2 days

Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange

08-Mar

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

08-Mar

The Egyptian Exchange

09-Mar

The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.

08-Mar

Toronto Stock Exchange

12-Mar

Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange

8-9 or 10 Mar

Tunis Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Uganda Securities Exchange

TBD

Warsaw Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Wiener Börse

08-Mar

Zagreb Stock Exchange

08-Mar

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

08-Mar




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