Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Thursday held a bell ringing ceremony and full day financial and investment training, for over 50 rural women in Kiambu County.
The training which was held in partnership with the Global Compact Network Kenya, UN Women and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) aims to economically empower women on the savings and financial opportunities available within the Capital Markets, while raising awareness on the importance of gender equality to both business and sustainable economic development.
Speaking during the event, NSE’s Board Director Dr. Winnie Nyamute said “Today we have trained over 50 women of diverse backgrounds, empowering them with financial and investment skills that will secure their future for a better tomorrow. As the Exchange we remain committed to developing sustainable capital markets that will create value for all our stakeholders through initiatives such as these.”
As a member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, NSE joins 61 stock exchanges globally for the third year, to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” celebrating the International Women’s Day while emphasizing the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality.
This year’s event is themed: ‘Time is now; leave no woman behind in advancing financial inclusion in an effort to ensure that all households and businesses, regardless of income level, have access to, and can effectively use the appropriate financial services they need to improve their lives.