Exchange bells ring for International Women’s Day

Worldwide exchanges, in partnership with Women in ETFs and the UN, sound bell for an equal future

Over 100 exchanges across the world are holding bell ringing events to open markets on International Women’s Day (8 March) in support for gender equality.

For the seventh consecutive year, the worldwide exchanges will ring in partnership with Women in ETFs, IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, and the World Federation of Exchanges.

The bell ringing started on 1 March in countdown to International Women’s Day and will last for two weeks.

The UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2021  is ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’ and celebrates the efforts by women around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

A statement from Women in ETFs leadership said: “There is a natural synergy for Women in ETFs to celebrate International Women’s Day with bell ringings. Gender equality is central to driving the global economy and the private sector has an important role to play.   Our mission is to create opportunities for professional development and advancement of women by expanding connections among women and men in the financial industry.”

The list of exchanges and organisations that have registered to hold an in person or virtual bell ringing event are shown below:  

Exchange/OrganisationLocationDate of Event
Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA)Argentina11-Mar
Armenia Securities ExchangeArmeniaTBD
Australian Securities ExchangeAustralia08-Mar
Chi-X AustraliaAustraliaTBD
Sydney Stock ExchangeAustralia04-Mar
Wiener BörseAustria08-Mar
Baku Stock ExchangeAzerbaijan09-Mar
Bahrain BourseBahrain08-Mar
Dhaka Stock Exchange LtdBangladesh14-Mar
Belarusian Currency and Stock ExchangeBelarus05-Mar
Euronext BrusselsBelgium08-Mar
Banja Luka Stock ExchangeBosnia and HerzegovinaTBD
Botswana Stock ExchangeBotswana08-Mar
B3 – Brasil Bolsa BalcãoBrazil08-Mar
Bulgarian Stock ExchangeBulgaria08-Mar
NEO ExchangeCanada08-Mar
Toronto Stock ExchangeCanada12-Mar
Bolsa de Comercio de SantiagoChile09-Mar
Shanghai Stock ExchangeChina08-Mar
Shenzhen Stock ExchangeChina05-Mar
Taipei ExchangeChinese TaipeiTBD
Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp.Chinese TaipeiTBD
Bolsa de Valores de ColombiaColombia09-Mar
Bolsa Nacional de ValoresCosta Rica11-Mar
Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières S.A.Côte d’Ivoire08-Mar
Zagreb Stock ExchangeCroatia08-Mar
Nasdaq CopenhagenDenmark08-Mar
Bolsa de Valores de QuitoEcuador09-Mar
The Egyptian ExchangeEgypt09-Mar
Nasdaq HelsinkiFinland08-Mar
Euronext ParisFrance08-Mar
Georgian Stock ExchangeGeorgia10-Mar
Deutsche Börse AGGermany08-Mar
Ghana Stock ExchangeGhana10-Mar
Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX)Greece08-Mar
The National Stock ExchangeGuatemalaTBD
Bolsa de Valores HondurasHonduras12-Mar
Hong Kong Exchanges and ClearingHong KongTBD 
Nasdaq IcelandIceland08-Mar
Bombay Stock ExchangeIndia08-Mar
National Stock Exchange of India LimitedIndia08-Mar
Indonesia Stock ExchangeIndonesia09-Mar
Tehran Stock ExchangeIranTBD
Euronext DublinIreland08-Mar
Tel-Aviv Stock ExchangeIsrael08-Mar
Borsa ItalianaItaly08-Mar
Jamaica stock ExchangeJamaica08-Mar
Japan Exchange Group, Inc.Japan08-Mar
Amman Stock ExchangeJordanTBD
Exchange/OrganisationLocationDate of Event
Kazakhstan Stock ExchangeKazakhstan05-Mar
Nairobi Securities ExchangeKenya11-Mar
Boursa KuwaitKuwait08-Mar
Kyrgyz Stock Exchange CJSCKyrgyzstan10-Mar
Beirut Stock ExchangeLebanon08-Mar
Luxembourg Stock ExchangeLuxembourg08-Mar
Macedonian Stock ExchangeMacedonia08-Mar
Bursa MalaysiaMalaysia08-Mar
Malta Stock ExchangeMalta08-Mar
BIVA (Bolsa Institucional de Valores)Mexico08-Mar
Bolsa Mexicana de ValoresMexico09-Mar
Bourse de CasablancaMoroccoTBD
Namibian Stock ExchangeNamibiaTBD
Nepal Stock Exchange LimitedNepalTBD
Euronext AmsterdamNetherlands08-Mar
NZX LimitedNew Zealand08-Mar
FMDQ Securities Exchange PLCNigeria08-Mar
Nigerian Stock ExchangeNigeria08-Mar
Oslo BørsNorway08-Mar
Pakistan Stock ExchangePakistanTBD
Palestine ExchangePalestine10-Mar
Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Assuncion S.A.ParaguayTBD
Bolsa de Valores de Panama S.A.Panama10-Mar
Bolsa de Valores de LimaPeruTBD
The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.Philippines08-Mar
Warsaw Stock ExchangePoland08-Mar
Euronext LisbonPortugal08-Mar
Qatar Stock ExchangeQatar08-Mar
Bucharest Stock ExchangeRomania08-Mar
Moscow ExchangeRussia9-10 March
Rwanda Stock ExchangeRwandaTBD
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)Saudi Arabia08-Mar
Belgrade Stock ExchangeSerbia11-Mar
Singapore ExchangeSingapore08-Mar
Johannesburg Stock ExchangeSouth Africa08-Mar
BME – Bolsas y Mercados EspañolesSpain08-Mar
Colombo Stock ExchangeSri Lanka08-Mar
Nasdaq StockholmSweden08-Mar
SIX Swiss ExchangeSwitzerland08-Mar
Dar es Salaam Stock ExchangeTanzania08-Mar
Stock Exchange of ThailandThailand08-Mar
Trinidad and Tobago Stock ExchangeTrinidad & Tobago, West Indies8-9 or 10 Mar
Tunis Stock ExchangeTunisia08-Mar
Uganda Securities ExchangeUgandaTBD
Abu Dhabi Securities ExchangeUnited Arab Emirates08-Mar
Dubai Financial MarketUnited Arab Emirates08-Mar
Dubai Gold & Commodities ExchangeUnited Arab Emirates08-Mar
Aquis Exchange PLCUnited Kingdom08-Mar
London Stock Exchange GroupUnited Kingdom08-Mar
Exchange/OrganisationLocationDate of Event
Bolsa de Valores de MontevideoUruguay05-Mar
Cboe Global MarketsUSA08-Mar
Intercontinental Exchange |NYSEUSA04-Mar
Nasdaq – USUSA01-Mar
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)USA08-Mar
Hochiminh Stock ExchangeVietnam08-Mar
Zimbabwe Stock ExchangeZimbabwe08-Mar


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...