Women in ETFs Opens Trading in Celebration of International Women’s Day

March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017 (TORONTO) – The Canadian chapter of Women in ETFs (WE) will tomorrow open trading at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to acknowledge International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Members of WE will be joined by representatives from the UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, the International Finance Corporation and The World Federation of Exchanges. Together, these groups are hosting events around the world this week to raise awareness about the business case for women's economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development. "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" ceremonies will take place at 44 stock exchanges globally.

WHERE TMX Broadcast Centre
130 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
WHEN Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET
SPEAKERS Tanya Rowntree Co-Head of the Canadian Chapter of Women In ETFs
Alina Polonskaia, Principal and Leader of Diversity and Inclusion, Mercer
Catherine Reitman the creator, executive producer, writer and star of the CBC sitcom Workin' Moms 

WE is the first women's group for the ETF industry. The organization seeks to create opportunities for professional advancement by expanding connections among women in the industry, and offering guidance for the current and next generation.

For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 1 (SD-SDI) and is produced at the TMX Broadcast Centre and sent live to the TOC. The client moves into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. ET and the markets will open with the sound of a siren (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m. ET.


About TMX Group (TSX: X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston) as well as in London, Beijing and Singapore. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.


For more information please contact:

Catherine Kee
Manager, Corporate Communications
TMX Group