– Female representation in leadership has shown to improve performance metrics such as ROA, ROE, and EPS while reducing volatility;
If better served, women-owned small businesses could add around $285 billion to the global economy; and
– The global economy could be up to $28 trillion larger in 2025 if gender gaps were eliminated.
Jill Mavro, co-President of WE and Senior Managing Director, SSgA SPDR, explained: “There is a natural synergy for WE to celebrate International Women’s Day. Our mission is to further the careers of women today by leveraging our collective skill and ambition.”
Diana Tidd, co-President of WE and Head of Index at MSCI, added: “Gender equality is central to driving the global economy and the private sector has an important role to play.”
Out of the 43 bell ringing celebrations taking place globally from March 2-10, Women in ETFs is the lead partner on 17 Bell Ringing events that will welcome WE leadership teams, corporate sponsors, and members, with host speakers presenting the business case for women’s economic empowerment.
Deborah Fuhr, External Liaison for WE, Founder of WE and Managing Partner of ETFGI, commented: ““It is facts like these that brought together a global movement.”
Women in ETFs has gathered over 2,600 members (women and men) in chapters in financial centers in the US, Canada, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, and has received the support of many industry participants. WE is looking forward to continuing to expand our Organization via various events and dedicated initiatives in new countries.”