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Join the women leading some of the world’s most influential exchanges and market infrastructures in this CEO Roundtable on gender equality. The one hour discussion explores the role of women in senior leadership positions, and reflect on lessons learnt and emergent themes. This session is followed by a second panel of policy and practice experts from exchanges and organisations active on this topic. Stock exchanges are uniquely positioned to drive change in a way few other actors can and as employers in their own right, to lead by example. This session was organized in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and will discuss initiatives underway, what’s worked and what hasn’t and where the opportunities are to really make a difference.


The webinar took place on 20 October, from 14:30 to 16:30 (CEST).


Gender equality is a top priority on the international sustainability agenda. Businesses are improving their practices, developing public-private partnerships, and investing resources to achieve gender equality. While it is increasingly recognized that advancing gender equality through business operations and value chains means better talent, higher productivity, more customers, and better societal outcomes, progress remains slow. To achieve the UN SDGs, we need to move much more rapidly.

Before joining this session, take a minute to see the SSE’s ranking of G20 stock exchanges based on boardroom gender balance. This will form the basis for much of the discussion.



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