Gender Equality Advisory Group

27 Jul, 2021

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SSE launched a new workstream on the role of stock exchanges in promoting gender equality. This project is born out of demand and the intention of the SSE to update our 2017 guidance on How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality. More information here.

The SSE’s Partner Exchanges and key stakeholders were invited to participate in the SSE Gender Equality Advisory Group.

The ‘Zero Draft’ brainstorming webinar took place on Tuesday 27 July 2021. The meeting was organized twice in one day to accommodate the many time zones of the Advisory Group members.

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Webinar Summary and Presentation


The task of the Advisory Group is to assist in updating the SSE 2017 guidance on “How Stock Exchanges can Advance Gender Equality.” The work is conducted in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the chair of the SSE Gender Equality Advisory Group is the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

In recent years, many exchanges have worked on increasing gender equality in their market. but women are still underrepresented as recently showed by SSE ranking of G20 exchanges based on the gender diversity of listed companies’ corporate boards. While we want to reflect the progress in the space, we also want to raise awareness that more needs to be done. Driven by the desire to develop the best practices and provide examples to exchanges around the globe. Filling the gaps to expand and continuing to monitor and evaluate are steps included part of this project.

Gender equality is an integrated topic – look to build off work exchanges are already doing and an attempt to identify focus areas based on a combination of priority action areas and exchange areas of impact in addition to the importance of leading by example.

The SSE team will prepare three drafts in total for consultation with the Advisory Group – Zero Draft, First Draft, Second Draft. And the group will have the chance to provide written feedback. The categories and the action plan can be found clearly explained in the Webinar Slides available below.

Webinar Slides: Gender Equality Advisory Group

List of Participants

We had the participation of a variety of sectors from 36 markets, including exchanges, regulator authorities and investors totaling 65 participants.


BangladeshAfroza Sultana-
EgyptAhmed RushdyEgyptian Exchange
EgyptAhmed SalmanEgyptian Exchange
GermanyAna AndrijevikjEUREX
AustraliaAntony TolftsSydney Stock Exchange
IndiaAvishkar NaikNational Stock Exchange of India
The United StatesBrian MattThe New York Stock Exchange
The PhilippinesBrigette BantayanPhilippine Stock Exchange
ThailandChonlaporn BoonthanataweepolSEC Thailand
ChileCristian EncinaSantiago Stock Exchange
The United StatesDiana RanolaUN WOMEN
MalaysiaEmilia TeeBursa Malaysia
ChinaFiona WanShenzhen Stock Exchange
SingaporeGlenn SeahSingapore Exchange Limited
The United StatesHeather SmithImpax Asset Management
IndonesiaIgnatius Denny WicaksonoIndonesia Stock Exchange
The Czech RepublicIrena ŠvarcováPrague Stock Exchange
CroatiaIvana KecerinZagreb Stock Exchange
SingaporeJade FeinbergSingapore Exchange Limited
The United KingdomJamie Holton-
ThailandJantakarn PanguthaSEC Thailand
ArgentinaJulieta ArtalBolsas y Mercados Argentinos
The United StatesKelli Okuji WilsonThe Value Reporting Foundation
FranceLaetitia HamonLuxembourg Stock Exchange
The United StatesLaura SennettUNCDF
The United StatesLoty SalazarIFC
SpainLydia CaballeroLatinex Group
BangladeshMahfuza MahmudChittagong Stock Exchange
ChileMaría Constanza Sáenz de Santa MaríaSantiago Stock Exchange
ChileMaria Gloria TimmermannSantiago Stock Exchange
BahrainMarwa AlMaskatiBahrain Bourse
The United StatesMegan GalvinUN Global Compact
The NetherlandsMelsa Ararat-
SingaporeMichael TangSingapore Exchange Limited
BangladeshMohammad ShahidullahChittagong Stock Exchange
MalaysiaMolly ChongBursa Malaysia
MexicoNalleli BarajasGrupo BMV
JapanNatsuho ToriiJapan Exchange Group
The United StatesNicole GordonChicago Board Options Exchange
EgyptNourhan AshrafFRA - Egypt
NigeriaOlutobi OnajinNigerian Exchange Group
ThailandPareploy ViyutiSEC Thailand
IndonesiaPuspita PratiwiIndonesia Stock Exchange
Hong Kong SARQueenie TsaoHong Kong Exchanges
JordanRasha DayyatAmman Stock Exchange
HungaryRita SzalayBudapest Stock Exchange
NigeriaSamuel Olufowose-
The United KingdomSana AwanWorld Federation of Exchanges
KuwaitSara Abdul SamadBoursa Kuwait
ItalySara LovisoloBorsa Italiana
ThailandSasanee LovisuthSEC Thailand
JapanSatoko YamazakiJapan Exchange Group
South AfricaShameela SoobramoneyJohannesburg Stock Exchange
MalaysiaSharlene BoeyBursa Malaysia
AustraliaSheree SavageThe Australian Securities Exchange
JamaicaTahjmani RoseJamaica Stock Exchange
BelgiumTheany BazetCandriam Investors Group
PolandTomasz WisniewskiWarsaw Stock Exchange
CanadaValérie DouvilleTMX Group
Hong Kong SARVivian WooHong Kong Exchanges
South AfricaVuyo LeeJohannesburg Stock Exchange
KenyaWaithera MwaiNairobi Securities Exchange
SingaporeWendy TanSingapore Exchange Limited
ItalyYuan LindaPirelli
MongoliaZolzaya JargalsaihanMongol Securities Exchange


  • Loty R. Salazar
    Lead, IFC's Women on Boards & in Business Leadership Program
  • Tahjmani Rose
    Clerical Assistant
    Jamaica Stock Exchange
  • Siobhan Cleary
    Senior Specialist
    UN SSE initiative
  • Lisa Remke
    Deputy Coordinator, UN SSE
  • Anthony Miller
    Coordinator of UN SSE

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.