A Big Day for Woman in the Spanish Stock Market

The Palacio de la Bolsa de Madrid hosted two important events on May 9 in which the protagonists were women.
May 9, 2024

The day began with a bell ringing by Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Woman, which marked the kick-off of the summit, which this year was held in Spain.

The event was attended by Javier Hernani, CEO of BME, who emphasized that both BME and the SIX Group to which it belongs support the increase in the number of women directors on the boards of directors of listed companies. “Our strategy is to promote diversity in two ways: internally, as a company, and as a market infrastructure, in the eyes of issuers and market investors. With this objective in mind, BME launched the IBEX Gender Equality Index in 2021.”

Irene Natividad pointed out that women play a fundamental role in improving the economy of each country “since they account for 40% of the world's GDP, according to data from the consulting firm McKinsey.