London Stock Exchange Group celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to come together and acknowledge women's achievements, recognise challenges, and focus greater attention on women's rights and gender equality around the world.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias and here at LSEG we have organised an extended week-long programme that offers colleagues and clients the opportunity to engage with the #BreakTheBias theme and inspire their own action.

8th March

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Market Open Ceremony
GMT: 08:00-08:30 / IST: 13:30-14:00 SGT: 16:00-16:30

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Join Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange and Catherine Johnson, General Counsel and D&I Sponsor along with the LSEG Accessibility, BEING, PRIDE and WIN Networks for our "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality“ Market Open Ceremony with UN Women, UN Global Compact, Women in ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), WFE (World Federation of Exchanges), Springboard Enterprises, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative and IFC (International Finance Corporation).

8th March (Headline Event)

World Funding Women Series

APAC – Virtual Event

HKT: 13:45-15:30 / AEDT: 16.45-18.30

EMEA – Hybrid Event

GMT: 14.15-16.00

AMERS – Virtual event

ET: 11:45-13:30

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On Tuesday 8th March, International Women’s Day itself, we are delighted to be partnering with Springboard Enterprises on a World Funding Women Series. Breaking biased perceptions on what entrepreneurship looks like today, the 3-event series over 24 hours will offer women leaders in technology-driven companies a unique opportunity to pitch for funding to a trusted network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors.

8th March

Market Close Ceremony
GMT: 16:00-16:30 / ET: 11:00-11:30 IST: 21:30-22:00
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Join Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange at this International Women’s Day Market Close Ceremony celebrating the close of the UK/EMEA World Funding Women event and the open of the US/LATAM Wrld Funding Women event.

9th March

Gender Equality at LSEG Panel Discussion
GMT: 13:00-14:15 / ET: 08:00-09:15 / IST: 18:30-19:45 / SGT: 21:00-22:15
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Join Catherine Johnson, General Counsel and D&I Sponsor and the LSEG Women Inspired Network (WIN), to explore how a diverse panel of women have progressed their careers to senior level roles and how to leverage learnings from their personal journeys. We will discuss how to drive genuinely equitable opportunity for ALL women, across ALL backgrounds and demographics.

Keynote address by Tsega Gebreyes, LSEG Non-Executive Director, Risk and Remuneration Committee

10th March

Funding Focus half-day event
GMT: 13:00-18:30 / ET: 08:00-13:30
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Join LSEG WIN (UK) with a keynote address by Julia Hoggett CEO, London Stock Exchange, as they host this half day event to raise awareness on the ongoing challenges for female entrepreneurs and their teams in obtaining funding in the UK and around the world.

Four female founders will share their experiences of successfully raising capital followed by a panel discussion featuring four female investors. Followed by in-person networking drinks.

11th March

Panel Discussion: Board and Executive representation, how far have we yet to go?
GMT: 12:00-13:00 / ET: 07:00-08:00 / IST: 17:30-18:30 / SGT: 20:00-21:00
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Hosted by Julia Hogget, a panel discussion to review insights from the recently published FTSE Women Leaders Women review and progress achieved to date in the UK. The discussion will also look at the role of the FCA in supporting the diversity agenda as well as how the industry can replicate this progress globally.