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WE ASIA PACIFIC | SYDNEY | AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE


2017
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

WE AND PARTNER THEME: WOMEN AT WORK           

On March 8th, WE in Australia celebrated International Women’s Day by ringing the opening bell at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Supported by 230 plus guests, this was our biggest and boldest event yet! 

ASX Deputy CEO, Peter Hiom, welcomed all gathered and introduced Yolanda Beattie, Practice Leader, Diversity & Inclusion at Mercer to lead a discussion on whether it was time for investors to expand their advocacy efforts to target diversity beyond the boardroom and down through executive ranks for companies within the S&P/ASX 200 index. 

Joining in were Kirsten Mander, Chair, International Women's Development Agency, Danielle Press, CEO, Myer Family Company and Heather Ridout AO, Independent, Non-Executive Director of ASX; RBA Board Member; Chair of AustralianSuper. The vibrant panel soon delved deeper and shone a spotlight on the asset management ecosystem as a whole: from brokers to consultants to asset owners and asset managers and their collective responsibility to improve its gender diversity.  

The buzz briefly paused for the countdown to the Market Opening Bell, Ringing for Gender Equality and was reignited with a heartfelt thank you address from Daphne van der Oord,
WE Asia Pacific Australia Liaison and Head of Australia and New Zealand for S&P Dow Jones Indices. Media was in strong attendance and the event enjoyed terrific coverage in the days that followed – giving cause for optimism in the years ahead.

 
Panelists Danielle Press, Kirsten Mander, Heather Ridout, and Yolanda Beattie
 
 Daphne van der Oord delivers Thank You address in front of the UN Women's Empowerment Principles WE Australia Liaisons Daphne van der Oord and Scarlett Dorney join the Panelists
 
 
 Celebrating International Women's Day at ASX
 
WE VOLUNTEER LEADS
DAPHNE VAN DER OORD, Head of Australia & New Zealand, S&P DJI, WE  Australia Liaison
SCARLETT DORNEY, Vice President, MSCI, WE  Australia Liaison
KRISTEN CARLONI, Business Development, BlackRock Solutions, BlackRock, WE Treasurer / Finance & Operations 
 
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