Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality | UN Global Compact

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ ? Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing and International Women?s Day, the Bombay Stock Exchange; Borsa Istanbul; Egyptian Exchange; NASDAQ; Nigerian Stock Exchange; OMX Stockholm (part of NASDAQ group); and Warsaw Stock Exchange; came together in a global effort to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality to business and recognize how the Women?s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) ? a joint initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact ? can support action on advancing gender equality. In addition to the aforementioned exchanges and organizations, each event was organized locally with the support of UN Women Country Offices and Global Compact Local Networks.

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