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To commemorate International Women’s Day (8 March 2016) over 30 Stock Exchanges around the world joined the UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, IFC, The World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, in raising awareness about the importance of gender equality to sustainable development and business by ringing an opening or closing bell. The aim was to have ‘bells ringing’ across the globe to bring further attention to the importance of women’s economic empowerment to business growth and development, as well as highlight the role the private sector can play in creating opportunities for women in the workplace, marketplace and community.The key message the SSE is promoting at these events is the role of stock exchanges in supporting Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Stock exchanges are encouraged to promote gender diversity on the boards and management of listed companies, and to ensure accessibility of capital market services to female entrepreneurs of all ages.

NOTE: This event already took place. The news release on this event can be found here.

MarketStock ExchangeDate


AustraliaAustralian Securities Exchange8 March 2016
BangladeshDhaka Stock Exchange8 March 2016
BelgiumEuronext Brussels8 March 2016
CanadaToronto Stock Exchange11 March 2016
ChileSantiago Stock Exchange11 March 2016
Cote d’Ivoire (HQ)Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières8 March 2016
EgyptEgyptian Exchange (EGX)8 March 2016
FijiSouth Pacific Stock Exchange8 March 2016
FranceEuronext Paris8 March 2016
GermanyDeutsche Borse9 March 2016
Hong KongHong Kong Exchanges Clearing8 March 2016
IndiaBombay Stock Exchange (BSE)8 March 2016
ItalyBorsa Italiana8 March 2016
JordanAmman Stock Exchange (ASE)9 March 2016
KenyaNairobi Securities Exchange3 March 2016
LaosLao Securities Exchange9 March 2016
MalaysiaBursa Malaysia11 March 2016
MoroccoBourse de Casablanca8 March 2016
NetherlandsEuronext Amsterdam8 March 2016
NigeriaNigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)8 March 2016
PeruBolsa de Valores de Lima8 March 2016
PortugalEuronext Lisbon8 March 2016
RomaniaBucharest Stock Exchange8 March 2016
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock Exchange8 March 2016
Sri LankaColombo Stock Exchange4 March 2016
SwitzerlandSIX Swiss Exchange8 March 2016
TurkeyBorsa Istanbul8 March 2016
United KingdomLondon Stock Exchange8 March 2016
United StatesBATS7 March 2016
United StatesChicago Board Options Exchange7 March 2016
United StatesNasdaq8 March 2016
United StatesNew York Stock Exchange8 March 2016
United StatesIFC Treasury8 March 2016
United StatesIEX7 March 2016


Press Coverage

  • Amman Stock Exchange: Launching The Gender Equality Initiative In Jordan On The Occasion Of Celebration Women’s International Day (via Mondo Visione)
  • Bolsa de Santiago junto a ONU Mujeres y Pacto Global realizan simbólico toque de campana por el Día Internacional de la Mujer (via Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago, in Spanish)
  • Borsa Istanbul’s bell rings once again for gender equality (via Hurriyet Daily News)
  • Borsa Istanbul’s bell rings once again for gender equality (via Borsa Istanbul)
  • Borsa Istanbul’s Opening Bell Once Again Rings For Gender Equality (via Mondo Visione)
  • Bucharest Stock Exchange rings the bell for gender equality. How many women on listed companies’ boards? (via Romania Insider)
  • Campaña mundial de ONU Mujeres, la Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago y Pacto Global “Que la igualdad de género suene fuerte” (via Prensa Presidencia in Spanish)
  • Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay at #Nasdaq (via Nasdaq Facebook)
  • Deutsches Global Compact Netzwerk beteiligt sich an Bell Ringing Aktion für Gleichstellung mit 30 Börsen weltweit (via Germany Global Compact, in German
  • Delhi to organize a march adn cycling rally to commemorate International Women’s Day: UN-Women (via Merinews)
  • East Africa: Gender Equality Bell Rings Loud At NSE (via AllAfrica)
  • Everything you need to know about International Women’s Day (via Euronews)
  • Follow The Sun With Leadership For A Lifetime In Just One Day: IWD 2016 (via Forbes)
  • For Gender Equality (via People Daily)
  • Gender Equality bell rings loud at NSE (via CIO East Africa)
  • Gender Equality On Boards Debated (via Fiji Sun)
  • IFC and Jordan’s Stock Exchange Join Worldwide ‘Ring the Bell’ for Gender Equality (via The Financial)
  • International Women’s Day to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell (via Yahoo! Finance)
  • International Women’s Day to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell (via Nasdaq)
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Rings The Bell For Gender Equality (via Mondo Visione)
  • JSE rings bell for gender equality in Africa (via CNBC Africa)
  • Kenya: Stop Playing Lip Service and Put Women in Boardrooms, NSE Firms Told (via AllAfrica)
  • Lack of women in top management (via The Star Online)
  • Launching the Initiative of Gender Equality in Jordan in the Celebration of International Women’s Day (via Amman Stock Exchange)
  • Launching the Initiative of Gender Equality in Jordan in the Celebration of International Women’s Day (via Mondo Vision)
  • Nasdaq Hosts Women in ETFs (via Markets Media)
  • Nigerian Stock Exchange Commemorates International Women’s Day – Calls For Action To Step Up Gender Equality (via Mondo Visione)
  • Not enough women in Sri Lankan boardrooms (via Economy Next)
  • NSE Equality (via Daily Nation)
  • NSE, UN Women in gender equality push (via KTN Prime)
  • On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality (via UN News Centre)
  • “Ring the Bell” : Casablanca rejoint 34 bourses mondiales (via InfoMaroc, in French)
  • ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’: One Global Voice in Stock Exchanges (via The African Exponent).
  • Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2016 (via Hellenic Shipping News)
  • Ring the Bell – un’esperienza personale (via Advisor Online, in Italian)
  • Ringing the Bell Around the World for Gender Equality (via ETF Trends)
  • Ring trading bell for gender equality (via City Press)
  • SIX Swiss Exchange Hosts Women in ETFs – Bell Ringing Ceremony Held in Zurich As Part Of International Women’s Day (via Mondo Visione)
  • Sri Lanka stock exchange partners with SLID and IFC to Ring the Bell for gender equality (via ColmboPage)
  • Stock exchanges worldwide “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” (via SSE initiative)
  • Stop paying lip service and put women in boardrooms, NSE firms told (via Daily Nation)
  • The Chilean Presidente, Michelle Bachelet, joined Santiago’s Exchange Ring the Bell for Gender Equality (via Santiago Stock Exchange)
  • UN Global Compact, UN Women and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of International Women’s Day (via Nasdaq GlobeNewswire)
  • United Nations Announces 2016 Theme for International Women’s Day (via Black Enterprise)
  • UN Women & SheThePeople #RingtheBell for equality this Women’s Day (via She the People TV)
  • UN Women events commemorating International Women’s Day 2016 (via Big News
  • Women in ETFs Ring Bats Closing Bell To Kick Off International Women’s Day Celebrations -WE To “Ring The Bell For Gender Equality” (via Mondo Visione)
  • Women in ETFs and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality (via Nasdaq)
  • Women In ETFs And Five Partner Organizations Ring The Bell For Gender Equality At 34 Stock Exchanges Around The World (via Mondo Visione)
  • Women in ETFs to Ring Stock Exchange Bells on International Women’s Day (via ETF Trends)
  • 8 Marzo: “Ring the Bell” for Gender Equality (via Borsa Italiana, in Italian)