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  1. Business - Companies

    Women directors move up in numbers at biggest British companies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters The number of women directors who now sit on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies has risen, a government report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed. The latest figures for “Women on Boards” showed the number of female directors at FTSE-100 companies had risen to 19 per cent from 12.5 per cent since its inception in 2011, when the study by former ...

  2. Business - Companies - GOVERNANCE

    Diversity holdout Glencore appoints female director

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Diversity holdout Glencore finally follows peers with the appointment of a female director Curtain falls on last blue chip's all-male board Commodities trader and miner Glencore, the last London-listed blue-chip company with an all-male board, has appointed Patrice Merrin as its first female board director. The group had come under fire from some ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Hong Kong issue 'SOS' to keep women's windsurfing in Asian Games

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:54pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... high," said HKWA executive director Dennis Chan Wai-keung. "In Asia, only a few nations have made good progress in the class, particularly in the women's. Many countries think ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com With just three entrants registered to compete, the event is at risk of being cancelled because a minimum of six is required HK bid to keep women ...

  4. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 05:18pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The controversial yogurt advert has been called misleading and inappropriate for children A Taiwanese yogurt advert has come under fire from women’s rights ... woman says, giving the little girl a cup of yogurt. Watch: Fresh Delight green papaya flavoured yogurt advert Women’s groups including the Taipei Association for the Promotion of Women’s Rights ...

  5. Business - Companies

    EU Parliament backs quota for women on boards

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:44pm by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... Associated Press in Brussels The European Parliament has backed a proposal calling for a 40 per cent quota of women on company boards by 2020. The EU parliament approved the proposal ... Reding called the resolution a “historic moment for gender equality in Europe”. The Commission says that last year less than 15 per cent of board members at Europe’s biggest companies were women. ...

  6. Business - Companies - GENDER

    Women advance as boards hire non-CEOs

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... directors did not have a chief executive job, up from 6 per cent in 2008, said Julie Daum, a recruiter at Spencer Stuart and an advocate for more women on boards. Opening up spots is key because it helps break the gender gap. If boards focus on chief executive directors, they will leave out many women since fewer have the background. "You can't just have a knee-jerk reaction ...

  7. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Moves to bring more women on board as company directors

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com New, welcome efforts in Hong Kong to break up all-boys-club culture in corporate boardrooms Moves to bring more women on board as company directors ... time. They will also help train candidates to become directors. HKEx will be among the companies needing the help of the headhunters to find more women directors because it is among the 40 per ...

  8. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Women still struggling to get into HK boardrooms

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... than the 20 to 40 per cent seen in the Western world. In fact, 40 per cent of Hong Kong-listed companies, including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing itself, have no women directors at all, ... in making it legally binding for companies to have a certain percentage of female directors. "Women are less entrepreneurial than men in general, so we see less women running their own ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End assaults on women, starting with the violence in words

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:09am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the brutal attacks on women will only be stopped once words of aggression are punished as well as the violence they spawn Zero tolerance There has been a lot of talk ... unfortunate, though, that it takes that much star power to get attention. The fact of the matter is that violence against women doesn't only occur during times of conflict. During times ...

  10. News - World

    US gunman who killed six in rampage is identified as Hollywood director’s son, Elliot Rodger

    Posted May 25th 2014, 11:01am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Goleta, California A US man who posted a YouTube video calmly describing how he planned to gun down young women went on a rampage shortly afterward, stabbing three ... on Saturday identified the gunman as Elliot Rodger, 22, the son of a Hollywood director. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he was killed by gunfire in two shootouts with deputies Friday night ...




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