Our Cboe: Celebrating Women and Challenging Bias

March 8, 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Cboe associates pledged to challenge gender bias and inequality, and shared heartfelt responses about women who inspire them. In an effort to help advance women worldwide, Cboe committed to donating $12,500 each to Catalyst, Inc. and Nomi Network. Additionally, Cboe is matching associate donations to either organization at a rate of 1.5x through its Matching Gift Program. Learn more about the important work these organizations are doing below.

Internally, The Cboe Women’s Initiative is celebrating International Women’s Day with a variety of events geared toward empowering women in their professional and personal lives.

Choose to Challenge

Cboe joined participants around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 by taking the Choose to Challenge pledge. Associates submitted photos of themselves – sometimes along with family members – raising their hand to show their commitment to the pledge. Learn more about how you can Choose to Challenge.

The Women Who Inspire Us

We asked Cboe associates to share a few sentences about a woman who inspires them. Responses ranged from sisters, moms and daughters to healthcare workers and colleagues. Read their responses below and head over to Twitter or LinkedIn to tell us who inspires you.

Organizations that Empower Women

In honor of International Women’s Day this year, Cboe committed to donating $12,500 each to Catalyst, Inc. and Nomi Network. Cboe is proud to support the incredible work these organizations are doing to create a better world for women. Learn more about them below.

Catalyst, Inc.

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.

Nomi Network

Nomi Network is part of the global effort to end modern slavery in our lifetime.

In its work, Nomi Network sees that poverty is the primary driver that makes women and girls vulnerable to exploitation. By focusing on creating pathways to safe employment and economic stability, Nomi Network prevents trafficking and empowers women to rewrite the narratives for future generations.

About the Cboe Women’s Initiative

The Cboe Women’s Initiative was founded in 2019 with a mission to increase representation, strengthen voices and build a culture of opportunity and advancement for the women of Cboe. The Initiative is comprised of more than 70 associates across all of Cboe’s departments and global locations. Since its founding, the Cboe Women’s Initiative has developed a mentorship program, worked with Cboe HR and Cboe’s Diversity Leadership Council to launch unconscious bias training, created an engaging speaker series and more.