Women in Leadership Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World

Women in Leadership Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, 90+ stock exchanges around the world are ringing the bell for gender equality and women’s empowerment in March 2021. Many of them are adopting the Women’s Empowerment Principles. This is part of a global collaboration between UN Women and the International Finance Corporation, Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative, UN Global Compact, Women in ETF and World Federation of Exchanges. As part of this global collaboration, WE EMPOWER-G7 has joined forces with Nasdaq and the NYC FinTech Women to organize an event to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality.

Women in Leadership Achieving and Equal Future in a COVID-19 World







9:30 am – 10:00 am – Opening remarks

          Ann Dennison, CFO, Nasdaq

          Anita Bhatia, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

          Hilde Hardeman, Head, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission

          Adina Fischer, NYC FinTech Women

10:00 – 10:30 am – Fireside chat

Securities and Exchange Commission on “The Role of the Government in women’s advancement”

10:30 am – 11:15 am – Panel discussion: How Fintech is helping women's access to finance

Moderator: Michelle Tran, NYC FinTech Women

Panelists: Shivani Siroya, Founder & CEO, Tala

                  Brooke Berman, Financial Partnerships, Propel

                  Wim Mijs, CEO European Banking Federation

                  Emem Usanga, CEO, Bnkability

11:25 am – 12:00 pm – Panel discussion: The impact of COVID-19 on women

Moderator: Anna Falth, Manager of WE EMPOWER-G7 Programme, UN Women

Panelists:  Viola Llewellyn, Co-founder, Ovamba Solutions

                   Sheena Allen, CEO, CapWay

                   Eliane Tchikanda, Head of Banking Operations, Stash

12:05 pm – Closing remarks