Nasdaq Pledges Continued Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Makes Donations to the Equal Justice Initiative and
Debuts ‘Amplifying Black Voices’ Artist Series on
Launches Bell Ceremony Series to Acknowledge Frontline Heroes
“The on-going health crisis and recent events we have all witnessed have magnified the injustices disproportionally impacting Black communities,” said
Commitment to our Communities
In addition to our previous philanthropic donations, Nasdaq will commit
Commitment to our Employees
Nasdaq will enhance our investments in our diversity and inclusion efforts across the global workforce, focusing initially on enhancing the company’s communication, training, development, professional advancement, and talent acquisition programs. These efforts aim to build upon the company’s current programs to foster a diverse and inclusive corporate culture, which allows us to attract, retain, and motivate top talent. The company’s GLOBE (Global Link of Black Employees) employee network – one of ten diversity and inclusion internal employee networks within Nasdaq – is engaged with our senior leaders and our
Nasdaq will also pledge to disclose diversity metrics, specifically regarding gender and ethnicity, this year.
To learn more about Nasdaq’s commitment to equality, please visit: www.nasdaq.com/Commitment-to-Equality.
Commemorating Juneteenth by Amplifying Black Voices
In honor of Juneteenth, Nasdaq will debut Amplifying Black Voices, a multimedia retrospective featuring works of art and photography documenting Black life across America. The series will be displayed on social media and the
Honoring Essential Frontline Heroes
Later this summer, Nasdaq will launch a series of Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies to acknowledge frontline and essential workers from across our communities. These heroes – who are predominantly women, people of color, or immigrants – have put themselves at risk to ensure food, supplies, critical care, and other necessities are provided to all of society during this pandemic. Participating organizations include:
For additional information on how Nasdaq is supporting employees, clients and partners through the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: www.nasdaq.com/COVID-19.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq’s diversity and inclusion efforts and other initiatives. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K and periodic reports filed with the
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