NGX Group, Female Leaders Seek Deeper Inclusion for Women

2024-03-13 00:07:58

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Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) and its subsidiaries joined the rest of the world week to commemorate the International Women's Day (IWD) by leveraging its Closing Gong Ceremony to "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality". With the theme, "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress," the event focused on individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mindsets that will accelerate progress and impact on the advancement of women across all spheres of life.

The event, organised in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), UN Women, the United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria (GCNN), Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS), the SterlingOne Foundation and Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) brought together prominent female leaders within the ecosystem.

Delivering her opening remarks, Dr Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, Divisional Head, Business Support Services Division, NGX welcomed all to the 10th Ring the Bell for Gender Equality. She said, "When I learnt of this year's theme, "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress", it resonates deeply with us. It serves as a powerful reminder of the need to establish equal opportunities for everyone while fostering an enabling environment for women across all sectors. This initiative represents a significant step forward in our efforts to promote gender equality and support women's economic empowerment. Through innovative financial instruments such as gender bonds, we can mobilise capital towards projects that benefit women and advance gender equality across various sectors of the economy."

2024-03-13 News