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  1. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong mulls quota for female directors

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to Hurvenes, only 6 per cent of directors were female before 2002, when the country started to discuss such a quota. Norway now has about 40 per cent women on board on average as a result ... companies voiced concerns that they would not be able to find sufficient female talent. "But now it has been proved there are enough women capable of becoming directors," Hurvenes said. ...

  2. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong business lacking female executives, says Sian Westerman

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in London enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx pledges to tackle diversity, as city lags London when it comes to promoting women to the top echelons of corporate power Hk missing female touch ... and managing director of financial advisory group Rothschild. She said London had improved a lot in terms of promoting women to boards since the Davies Report. The percentage of women on the FTSE-100 ...

  3. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    A female touch to the family business

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Since becoming executive director of New World Development, 31-year-old Sonia Cheng has taken her passion for the hospitality business further A femaletouch ... director Henry Cheng Kar-shun, succeeded him as chairman on March 1, and Henry's son Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, already an executive director, was assigned to oversee the overall operations ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Asia still an unequal place despite its female leaders

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg, William Pesek

    ... William Pesek South Korea is set to elect its first woman president but Asia's gender equality is still poor Asia still an unequal place despite its female leaders Is South Korea ... is yes. Polls suggest Park Geun-hye will today not only become the country's first female leader, but also the first woman to head a nation in North Asia. It will be a milestone for a region ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Kaltenborn takes over at Sauber to become F1's first female team chief

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 01:41am by AFP

    ... which he built more than four decades ago, when he turned 70. He will be 69 tomorrow. Sauber will continue in his capacity as president of the board of directors of all Sauber Group companies ...

  6. New female assistant police chief appointed

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... would probably not become the first woman police chief, as director of crime and security Lo Wai-chung is widely tipped to succeed commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung, who has four more years until ...

  7. How firms gain from women directors

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... compared with 28.8 per cent in 2005. Figures from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors showed only about one in 10 directors in the city were female. Put simply, Hong Kong-listed companies ... performing better, it makes sense for Professor Chan to consider doing more to encourage companies to appoint more female directors. The report showed that when the market was robust before 2008, ...

  8. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Women still struggling to get into HK boardrooms

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

    ... may hold up half the sky, but inside the gleaming towers of Central they are struggling to break through the glass ceiling. Only 10 per cent of the city's directors are female, far lower ... 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

    Time to promote more women to boards of directors

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... programmes aimed at female executives. Mentors will include board chairs and directors from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, one of the big accounting firms, law firms and financial services companies. We hope it succeeds in improving gender diversity- for two reasons. The fact that fewer than 10 per cent of the directors of Hang Seng Index companies on Hong Kong company boards ...

  10. Business - Companies - GOVERNANCE

    EU may require companies to favour appointment of women over men to boards

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Brussels European Union may require companies to appoint women over equally qualified men as directors, to meet 40 per cent quota EU pushes for female directors Companies may be required to favour women over equally qualified men for supervisory board seats, as they strive to meet a 40 per cent quota for female directors the European Union set out in draft rules published ...




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