The trade opening ceremony “RING THE BELL FOR GENDER EQUALITY” was held on the BCSE
On March 9, 2020, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange held the annual event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality”, which marked the grand opening of the trading day. In his opening speech, the BCSE Chairman Andrei Aukhimenia highlighted the importance of ensuring gender equality for sustainable economic development and growth.
The event was held to support UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, which currently includes 94 world exchanges, in partnership between such international structures as UN Global Compact, UN Women, International Finance Corporations, World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs as global partners. This year, about 80 largest stock exchanges around the world announced similar events dedicated to the opening of trading.
The Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange pursues a consistent policy aimed at ensuring equal participation of women in the management bodies of the exchange, preventing gender discrimination in matters of remuneration and career growth. Today, women occupy three of the seven seats on the Supervisory Board, 14 women lead the structural divisions of the exchange.
At the beginning of 2020, women make up 57% of BCSE employees.