The Nigerian Stock Exchange will join securities exchanges all over the world to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021 and host its ‘7th Annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’.
The event is scheduled to hold on Monday, March 8, 2021, building on the global theme, #ChooseToChallenge, and will culminate in a digital Closing Gong Ceremony.
“Consistent with The Exchange’s objectives to accelerate progress and impact on the advancement of women across all spheres of life, the event will feature discussions that highlight the business case to challenge the norm,” the NSE stated on Thursday.
The event will also feature a special focus on the peer-to-peer learning programme under the Nigeria2Equal programme, a three-year project towards which the International Finance Corporation would collaborate to reduce employment and entrepreneurship gaps in Nigeria through the private sector, it added.
In collaboration with Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, United Nations Women, United Nations Global Compact and IFC, the event will hold virtually, while members of the stockbroking community, analysts, regulators, media and other interested participants are to register via the link: http://bit.ly/nse-iwd-2021, the NSE noted.
President of National Council at the NSE, Abimbola Ogunbanjo; NSE’s Chief Executive Officer, Oscar Onyema; Chairperson of United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria, Mrs. Oluwasoromidayo George; UN Women Deputy Representative for Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Lansana Wonneh; and Nigeria Country Manager at IFC, Ms. Eme Lore, among others, the NSE said, are confirmed speakers for the event.