Nasdaq Commits to Further Empower Women in the Workplace

Nasdaq has enhanced its commitment to equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP). This United Nations initiative covers seven broad areas of engagement, committing signatories to action on human rights, nondiscrimination, health and safety, education, public reporting, and other principles related to gender dynamics. The signing coincides with International Women’s Day (March 8) and caps off a day of activities by stock exchanges around the world. This also is a significant step forward for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—and…

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Ring the Bell for Gender Equality kicks off at Nasdaq, New York

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2018), 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Now in its fourth iteration, Ring the Bell for Gender Equality is a partnership between UN Women, UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, International Finance Corporation, Women in ETFs and World Federation of Exchanges.  The series of 63 events kicked off in New…

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