March 08, 2022
Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) celebrated International Women’s Day with an elaborate Gong Ceremony at the Exchange. Distinguished women leaders, executives, professionals and eminent women from different walks of life participated in the celebration. PSX, along with International Finance Corporation (IFC), UN Women, Women On Board (WOB), and Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) marked this auspicious day by ringing the bell for gender equality for a sustainable future. PSX joined more than a 100 exchanges all over the world to mark this important day this year, 2022.
The Ceremony included striking of the gong led by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Chairperson PSX; Ms Sima Kamil, Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan; and distinguished women of the country from various fields ranging from banking, financial, entrepreneurial, and corporate sectors to designing, medical, and legal professions. The gong striking was followed by speeches by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar; Ms. Zunee Muhtashim, Principal Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation; Ms. Maryam Baqir, Co-Founder – Women On Board, and Mr. Ahsan Jamil, CEO – Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. A prominent part of the Ceremony was a Panel Discussion followed by a Q&A session. Mementos were also presented to the participants of the event.