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  1. Business - Companies - GENDER

    Women advance as boards hire non-CEOs

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

    ... They are increasingly welcomed as directors at firms such as Honeywell International and General Dynamics without having served as a chief executive at another company. Last year 34 per cent of new female ... hire non-CEOs Beth Comstock, a Nike director, picked up ideas in the shoemaker's boardroom about doing business in India by appealing to that nation's love of cricket. Now she's ...

  2. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    HKEx opens door to female director

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

    ... female director on its board soon. An insider told White Collar that the government was likely to appoint at least one female director to the exchange, which is now among the 40 per cent of Hong ... some overseas markets had a higher percentage of women on board because of government intervention. Norway, for example, required that 40 per cent of directors must be female. He said ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Women in the boardroom are good for business

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... management roles. However, 40 per cent of Hong Kong-listed companies have no women on their boards, while a further 37 per cent have just one woman director. The result is that women occupy just 10 ... to US$600 million. L'Sea Group is controlled by Xie Haiyu, who until last Friday was a director and chairman of Hong Kong-listed L'Sea Resources International. In November last year, Xie ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - COURTS

    Female Yahoo executive sued, accused of sexually harassing female employee

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Woman accuses female Yahoo boss of sex harassment A senior female Yahoo executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal software engineer in Yahoo from ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Japanese movies have a legacy of terrifyingly vengeful female ghosts

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... The long-lived Ju-on series also features a vengeful female ghost. The genius of 42-year-old director Takashi Shimizu is to remove her from the realm of the pre-modern- when supernatural payback was one ... Mark Schilling When it comes to nursing a grudge, female spirits have the killing edge, as the Ju-on films have proved time and again The ghost next door The Japanese have male ghosts ...

  7. News - World

    Heading for space, female cosmonaut encounters glass ceiling

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... the company's general director, Alexander Yarov, said. Oleg Ivanovsky, a Soviet rocket scientist who played a central role in developing satellites at the dawn of the space age, including the first ...

  8. Business - Companies - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    Women still only a small minority in Hong Kong's boardrooms

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... female directors but today it is 28 per cent, Community Business said. It said while male board members were not actively thinking of excluding women, they should think to include women. Fern ... women were appointed as directors at 50 leading companies in the past 12 months and fewer than one in 10 board directorships at the top companies are held by women, according to the latest ...

  9. Business - Money - COMPANY BOARDS

    Hang Seng Bank's Margaret Leung against quota for female directors

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Follow @scmpmoney Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's newly appointed female director is opposed to the idea that the city should follow the example set by some European countries ... force the companies to bring in any female relatives or friends on board to meet the quota while these female directors may not really understand the business," said Margaret Leung Ko ...

  10. 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 ...




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