This is the second year in a row, that Women in ETFs – a network bringing together women and men in the ETF ecosystem I am proud to be a part of – rang the bells at 34 stock exchanges around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day.
It was all about raising awareness for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities the private sector has in advancing gender equality and sustainable development. A recent survey by the Peterson Institute for International Economics of 21,980 publicly traded companies in 91 countries demonstrated that the presence of more female leaders in top positions of corporate management correlates with increased profitability of these companies. With stock exchanges being a key partner in the ETF industry, WE has used this platform for a second time to bring across the gender equality message.
I had the honor of ringing the bell at Deutsche Börse in Frankfurt together with my fellow Women in ETFs colleague and friend, Ana Concejero, Sophie von Gagern, representative of the Global Compact Network and Hauke Stars, Member of the Deutsche Börse Executive Board and many other inspirational guests – women and men – together making a difference to push for women’s rights.
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