Nasdaq Commits to Further Empower Women in the Workplace
Company Signs the United Nations' CEO Statement of Support for the Women's Empowerment Principles
NEW YORK, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq has enhanced its commitment to equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP). This United Nations initiative covers seven broad areas of engagement, committing signatories to action on human rights, nondiscrimination, health and safety, education, public reporting, and other principles related to gender dynamics. The signing coincides with International Women's Day (March 8) and caps off a day of activities by stock exchanges around the world.
This also is a significant step forward for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-and SDG 5, in particular, with its focus on gender equality, inclusion, protection, and empowerment.
"To compete and win in a global marketplace, companies have to leverage every social and economic asset," said Adena Friedman, President and CEO, Nasdaq. "Nasdaq strongly believes that women's empowerment is a critical pillar of business value creation, global sustainability and essential to creating inclusive, prosperous economies. Nasdaq is committed to giving women every opportunity to succeed and thrive because it ultimately drives better outcomes for our business and stakeholders."
Commitment to the WEPs is the latest step in Nasdaq's engagement on diversity and inclusion:
- Organizational changes recently enabled Nasdaq to join the 30% Club, which is an organization committed to striving for at least 30% representation of women on boards in U.S. companies.
- Nasdaq has signed the Parity Pledge, in which the company has committed to interview at least one qualified female candidate for every open position at the VP level and above.
- The company is now a part of CECP, a CEO-based membership organization focused on creating a better world through business.
- Nasdaq recently published a series of principles and policy statements on its website, covering human rights, diversity, inclusion, cultural values, and other related topics.
- The company's Women in Nasdaq (WIN) initiative launched in 2014 and today has 650 members in 20 local chapters across its worldwide network of offices.
Among diversity-related initiatives that impact global economies, the firm is working with the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, which is a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academic and not-for-profit institutions. As part of this initiative, Nasdaq is focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's empowerment.
"Nasdaq has long been a signatory and supporter of the UN Global Compact," said Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq. "That work requires an annual communication of progress on gender equality and economic inclusion, and offers us an ongoing platform to discuss these values and engage stakeholders on business impact."
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com.
Nasdaq Media Contacts:
+358 (0)9 6166 7941
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/783dc46f-ddbe-4615-bbf8-4ebada4ed6ef
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Nasdaq via Globenewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.
Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire
Compuware Announces Day One Support for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.514.12.2018 18:02 | Pressemelding
SoftServe Achieves Machine Learning Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Program14.12.2018 13:00 | Pressemelding
Google Cloud recognizes SoftServe’s technical proficiency and proven success AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, announces it achieved the Machine Learning Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Premier Partner Program. The Partner Specialization affirms SoftServe’s expertise and success building customer solutions in the machine learning field using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technology. The Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program is designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that demonstrate technical proficiency in the specialized solution and service areas. Specifically, the Machine Learning Specialization demonstrates SoftServe’s expertise in data exploration, preprocessing, model training, model evaluation, model deployment, online prediction, and Google Cloud’s pre-trained machine learning APIs. “We teach machines to learn, read, see and understand business data, and make
Minerals Technologies Announces Price Increases for Specialty Minerals Products in Europe14.12.2018 00:01 | Pressemelding
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Specialty Minerals Inc. (“SMI”), a subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc., announced today that effective February 1, 2019, it will increase prices by up to 10% for all coated ultrafine precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) from SMI’s Lifford Specialty PCC facility in Birmingham, UK, subject to individual customer contracts and market provisions. The price increases reflect increased market demand for higher performance materials, as well as significant inflation in input, raw material and logistics costs. About Minerals Technologies Inc. New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The Company reported sales of $1.
Synthesio to Bring Proven Ipsos Data Science to Artificial Intelligence13.12.2018 17:03 | Pressemelding
Synthesio's Next-Generation Social Media Intelligence to Raise Unseen Insights to the Surface, Faster NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesio, an Ipsos company, and also the leading Social Media Intelligence Suite, today announced the plans for its next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine. The project will combine Synthesio’s AI technology with Ipsos’ data science. The combination will power upcoming Synthesio capabilities to help users find insights faster, remove guesswork, and make informed business decisions across a variety of use cases. “Our goal has always been to provide customers with meaningful data, visualized so that they can make strategic business decisions,” explained Loic Moisand, CEO & Founder of Synthesio. “The less guesswork that a company has to make, and the less time that it takes users to find meaningful insights, the more time for data-backed business decisions. We are really pleased that we can leverage the data science capabilities dev
XBiotech Announces Publication of Post-Hoc Analysis for Phase III Colorectal Cancer Study13.12.2018 14:00 | Pressemelding
Biomarkers Predict Significantly Higher Rates of Treatment Response to Bermekimab in Advanced Cancer Patients AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XBiotech Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIT) announced today the publication of findings on key biomarker analysis of colorectal cancer patients treated with bermekimab in its European Phase III study. The manuscript, entitled, “Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist (IL-1ra) Levels Predict Favorable Outcome after Bermekimab, a First-in-Class True Human Interleukin-1α Antibody, in a Phase III Randomized Study of Advanced Colorectal Cancer”, has been published online in the journal OncoImmunology. The findings report that patients with relatively low levels of IL-1ra or IL-6 were more likely to respond to bermekimab therapy and achieve the study’s primary endpoint. The study’s primary endpoint measured a combination of physical symptoms—pain, fatigue, anorexia and muscle wasting—which tend to worsen with advanced cancer, to assess whether these sympto
FROM CUTE TO CONFIDENT: MARY KAY INC. TALKS PINK AT THE MUSEUM AT FIT13.12.2018 14:00 | Pressemelding
Mary Kay Inc. and The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology Partner for a Pink-Centric Panel Discussion in Conjunction with Special Exhibition ‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color’ NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From pink makeup compacts to the iconic pink Cadillac, global beauty brand Mary Kay has been synonymous with the color pink for more than five decades. On December 13, 2018, Mary Kay will partner with The Museum at FIT (MFIT) to host a scholarly panel discussion, ‘Powerful Pink: From Cute to Confident,’ at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre on the New York City FIT campus. Panelists include Luis Casco, Mary Kay Global Beauty Ambassador and celebrity makeup artist; Kate Greene, Vice President of Communications and Creative Direction at Givaudan and Karen Young, FIT adjunct professor and founder of The Young Group. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Inc. The scholarly panel disc