Ringing the Bell for Gender Equality

by BTM

Tue, 05 April 2022

bahrain business news

Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, has joined 188 global exchanges in the annual United Nations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality initiative, which took place virtually in conjunction with the celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. 

The initiative featured key executive females in leadership positions from several listed companies as well as other key stakeholders. Narjes Jamal, Chief Operating Officer at Bahrain Bourse and Head of Gender Equality Committee, says: “Evidence from global stock exchanges reveals that listed companies with women on their boards outperform those without, and it gives us great pride to be part of this initiative and capitalise on the opportunity of closing the global gender gap. The percentage of women working at Bahrain Bourse is 42 percent, which is a very strong representation of females within the workplace.”

The “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” virtual event is a collaboration between the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, the UN Global Compact, UN Women, Women in ETFs, and the World Federation of Stock Exchanges to raise awareness about the private sector’s opportunities to advance gender equality and sustainable development.