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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 - 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Unhelpful husbands a factor in female CEO shortage in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... a lot as we only have about 10 per cent of female directors, when other markets have up to 40 per cent," she said. "We hope there would be more improvement as boards with better ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Unhelpful hubbies a factor in lack of female CEOs Few men in Asia are willing to be househusbands or take on more household chores, a cultural factor ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Endometriosis

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... tubes, I cannot conceive naturally; so IVF is my only option if I want to start a family." Endometriosis is a female medical disorder that occurs when cells from the womb lining grow ... director of the Sydney Women's Endosurgery Centre, says: "A physical examination may reveal signs of endometriosis. These include the palpation of scar tissue behind the uterus, ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Women directors move up in numbers at biggest British companies

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

    ... 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 ... representation by 2015. According to the study, FTSE-100 companies need to appoint 66 more female directors in the next two years to meet Davies’ target. Meanwhile, the report showed that the number ...




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