International Women’s Day

UN Women Jordan took part in the 4th Annual Celebration of the "Ring Bell for Gender Equality” initiative hosted by the Amman Stock Exchange and IFC Bank Group

For the fourth year, a global collaboration across 61 stock exchanges around the world promoted the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Sheraton Hotel, Amman, Jordan.
 "Ring Bell for Gender Equality” initiative hosted by the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) and IFC Bank Group in partnership with UN Women Jordan. The day included a host of guest speakers that will commented upon the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development, including the ‘Ringing of the Bell. The group of official representatives and partners ‘ringing the bell’ at 10:30am.
"Ring Bell for Gender Equality” initiative hosted by the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) and IFC Bank Group in partnership with UN Women Jordan. The day included a host of guest speakers that will commented upon the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development, including the ‘Ringing of the Bell. The group of official representatives and partners ‘ringing the bell’ at 10:30am

On the occasion of International Women’s Day,  61 bell ringing celebrations took place globally from March 5th-13th, UN Women Jordan took part in the 4th Annual Celebration of the "Ring Bell for Gender Equality” initiative hosted by the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) and IFC Bank Group in partnership with UN Women Jordan.

For the fourth year, a global collaboration across 61 stock exchanges around the world promoted the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. The events are hosted by joint partnerships between IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

The day began with the opening remarks from the representatives celebrating the occasion; H.E. Dr. Jawad Anani, Chairman of the Board, Amman Stock Exchange (ASE), IFC - World Bank Group and Mr. Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Representative to Jordan, before 'ringing the bell' at 10:30 am.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and in collaboration with Amman Stock Exchange is organising the ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,’ event which will take place on the 12th March 2018, at the Sheraton Hotel, Amman, Jordan from 09:30am-13:30pm. Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Jordan Representative, attends the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ event commencing the ceremony with opening remarks on behalf of UN Women and partners.

Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Jordan Representative, attends the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ event commencing the ceremony with opening remarks on behalf of UN Women and partners.

 

"Study after study shows the positive impact women have on workplaces - they give companies a larger talent pool to recruit from, this diversity brings creativity, creativity brings clients, clients bring profits, and profits bring prosperity." Mr. Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Jordan Representative.

Following the bell ringing ceremony a host of guest speakers opened discussions on two topics; “What Does Gender Inequality Cost Us Economically.?” The panelist for this discussion included;  H.E. Mrs. Suhair Al- Ali, Executive Chairman of Social Security Investment Fund, H.E. Mrs. Nadia Al Saeed, General Manager and CEO, Bank al Etihad, H.E. Mrs. Taghreed Hikmat, Jordanian Senator, H.E. Mrs. Haifa Alnajjar, Jordanian Senator and Dr. Thogan Obaidat.

Ensued by the second session on, “The Impact Of Sustainability Diversity On Companies Performance.” Speakers included; Mr. Nader Azar, CEO, Amman Stock Exchange, IFC-World Bank Group, Arab Bank, Hikma Pharmaceuticals Company(TBC) and Dr. Samer Al-Mufleh, Social Security Corporation.