Euronext (Paris) Market Open
  June 4, 2014

Women board directors and executives, many from leading CAC40 companies, joined Minister of Women, Cities, Youth, and Sports Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Senator Joelle Garriaud-Maylam in opening the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris on June 4. The Market Open kicked off the annual Global Summit of Women, hosted by France for the first time and opening June 5th with over 1,200 women business and government leaders from 82 countries in Paris. Convened by Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI), the Paris Bourse Market Open marks French women’s contributions to the country’s economy and France’s progress in implementing its quota law. “France is a model for accelerating gender diversity on company Boards of Directors,” states CWDI Chair Irene Natividad. “We applaud the advances companies have made in increasing the number of women on boards and encourage more countries to follow their lead in bringing a more diverse set of voices to the boardroom.”