Press releases 2013
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP and David Gandy, WIE champion, open trading in London, celebrating the WIE 50 and international women's day
- Joined by 50 top business women to open trading on London Stock Exchange
- Celebrates second annual London Women Inspiration and Enterprise Symposium (WIE)
Today, 50 of the UK and Europe’s exceptional female business leaders and entrepreneurs were joined by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP, and David Gandy, WIE champion, in a Market Open Ceremony celebrating International Women’s Day. The ceremony was part of the Women Inspiration and Enterprise ‘Power Breakfast’ event being held at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) headquarters in Paternoster Square in association with Barclays Wealth and CNBC.
Gay Huey Evans, Non Executive Director, London Stock Exchange Group said:
“London Stock Exchange is delighted to be hosting the second annual WIE 50 power breakfast honouring the achievements of 50 of the top female business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the UK and Europe.
“We were also very pleased to welcome Vincent Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills and David Gandy, WIE champion, to open this morning’s trading in London, celebrating International Women’s Day and the entrepreneurship and accomplishments of the businesswomen here today.”
London Stock Exchange today played host to 50 leading business women and entrepreneurs, being honoured by WIE in recognition of their achievements. The Breakfast starts a day of celebrations being run by WIE, including a full day symposium and an evening event, designed to inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders.
This is the second annual WIE symposium to be held in London. More information on WIE symposium can be found at www.wienetwork.org
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Notes to editors:
About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering UK and Russian derivatives trading, pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.
The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access to an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,900 people.
Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com
International Women’s Day:
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatrical performances, fashion parades and more.