NYSE International Women's Day 2013

The Proven Launchpad for Technology IPOs

The Proven Launchpad for Technology IPOs

NYSE Euronext joined the International Women’s Day movement by bringing together those at the top of their game to discuss entrepreneurship and the economy, access to capital, public policy around new business development and corporate social responsibility.

NYSE Euronext markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris also also recognized International Women’s Day by opening and closing the trading day on March 8, 2013 with female leaders and executives representing various philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations.

Watch highlights from the panel discussion:

Women by the Numbers

  • Companies with the highest % of women on their boards have the largest returns. (Source: Credit Suisse Research Institute)
  • Globally, only 10.5 percent of board members are women. (Source:Corporate Board Member)
  • Only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. (Source:Catalyst)
  • Women account for only 42% of head coaches in women's sports and 2% in men's.
  • Only 8% of athletic directors are females in Division I schools.
  • Nationally, 57% of college grads are women; they represent just 14% of computer science degrees. (Source:CRA Taulbee Survey)
  • By 2017, women are projected to drive a $5 trillion increase in earned income globally. (Source:Boston Consulting Group)