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  1. Female direction

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Written by Kate Watson Having at least one woman director on a company's board can reduce its chances of going bust by about 20 per cent, according to recent research. Nick Wilson, ... at managing cash flow; they may also have better people management skills- a lot of HR directors, for example, are women. Second, women tend to take a less excessive approach to risk, which may ...

  2. Mainland MBA launched for female entrepreneurs

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... female entrepreneurs on the mainland. Sponsored by Goldman Sachs, the course is part of the bank's '10,000 Women' initiative to empower females to pursue success in the business world. Based on HEC's MBA programme, the 31/2-month course will admit 50 female students in May, with the aim of training more than 450 female entrepreneurs on the mainland over the next ...

  3. Watchdog saved taxpayers' money, says chief who rules out quitting

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the commission was not a spendthrift institution- despite criticism by the Director of Audit that it was- saying it had in fact helped to save taxpayers' money. 'I think the final outcome ... appropriate to book a spacious suite. 'There were meetings to hold and work to do and the board considered it was not appropriate for seven to eight staff- female and male together, to hold ...

  4. Fresh interest in female soldiers after parade

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The phalanx of female soldiers at the National Day parade was such a hit that the Defence Ministry has decided it wants more- and has announced that a new round of recruitment ... applications were only accepted from females aged 17 to 19. But they must be fresh graduates from high school, full-time undergraduates or university graduates, the report said. Previously, most ...

  5. Female wine experts tempt the taste buds

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen Sisters are doing it for themselves, especially in the field of wine appreciation. An event called Divas Gala Dinner, featuring various women winemakers, raised money for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. Then, on Wednesday, local female wine educator Rebecca Leung Shuk-yee (pictured) ...

  6. Female fighter pilots on National Day duty

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Our first class of female fighter pilots has received its wings after graduating. One of the first public shows will be to take part in the National Day military parade ... reported. 'The air force is expected to have more female fighter jet pilots in the future, and female pilots will cover all aviation positions in the military,' the spokesman said. ...

  7. Female fighter pilots get wings

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The mainland's first class of female fighter pilots were given their wings yesterday and will take part in this year's National Day military parade, state media ... theory, aviation technology, leadership and physical fitness, Xinhua reported. '[We] started to train female fighter jet pilots because the latest aviation technology allows ...

  8. Profit tipped for hotel at old police station

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for the hotel's renovation this year. The project is to be completed in 2013. Heritage Conservation Foundation executive director Daryl Ng Win-kong told legislators the hotel was expected to break even ... limited number of rooms, but we hope the operation cost can be self-sustained,' said Mr Ng, an executive director of developer Sino Group. The hotel will have nine guest rooms and a rooftop ...

  9. Crisis 'needs female touch'

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The global financial crisis probably would not be as bad as it is today if women were in control of banking, Cherie Blair said during a visit to Hong Kong. Speaking at a fund-raising event for the Chittagong, Bangladesh-based Asian University for ...

  10. V-Day activities set to raise funds for female asylum seekers

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... But it's not just about a play. Other V-Day events include a pub crawl, talent night, burlesque evening and various fun activities to raise money for female asylum seekers who have suffered sexual violence in Africa. This will be the third time Briton Danielle Spencer, who works with female asylum seekers in the Chungking Mansions Service Centre, is overseeing the play. 'It's time ...




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