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  1. How firms gain from women directors

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu White Collar has always supported listed companies appointing more women to their boards. Now, a Credit Suisse study has shown that companies with more women directors can ... directors. Net income growth of companies with women on board has averaged 14 per cent over the past six years, compared with 10 per cent for those without. Another study conducted by Catalyst ...

  2. Business - Companies - MONDAY FACE

    Iris Riesen and Candy Chung fly high on private business jet success

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... for HEIGHTS Iris Riesen and Candy Chung know what it's like to fly high above the glass ceiling. Both women are executives of private-jet aviation companies, an industry typically dominated by men. Riesen is managing director at Jet Aviation Hong Kong and Chung heads Global Aviation Asia in Hong Kong. Both have made a name in the industry piloting their companies as the business ...

  3. 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 ... nothing changed until 2005, Norway finally enacted the quota law that stipulated companies must ensure 40 per cent of directors are women by January 1, 2008. In the debates preceding the law, some ...

  4. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong business lacking female executives, says Sian Westerman

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

    ... 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 ... on their boards," Westerman told the South China Morning Post in her London office. This year, she said, 45 per cent of the new directors appointed were women, compared with 13 per cent in 2010. Westerman ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    Chamber chief says supply behind lack of women on HK boards

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... there are an increasing number of women who have been working for years in the same industry and would make fine directors. We are going to see more women being appointed as directors," Lo said. While only ... companies have no women directors at all, while 37 per cent have only one. The Hong Kong Institute of Directors chairman Kelvin Wong Tin-yau said women are far less aggressive in the work- place ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EQUALITY

    HKEx leading fight to increase the number of women in the boardroom

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... for more female directors The Hong Kong stock exchange, multinational companies, consultant firms and non-profit groups are working to pressure corporations to recruit more women to their boards, ... . "Most people already know that gender diversity just makes good business sense," Su-Mei Thompson, director of The Women's Foundation, said. "The next step is to increase both ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Businesses short-sighted not to let women flourish

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOAN STRINGER

    ... where women enjoy higher status at work, such as Canada and the US, the proportion of woman directors in listed companies is still only about 12 per cent. There still exists a glass ceiling ... there are other reasons to push for more female power in business. When comparing companies with women directors to those with executive teams made up entirely of men, the former organisations tend to do ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World loses by not tapping women's potential

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

    ... With the global economy volatile and uncertain, the world can ill-afford to overlook the benefits of full and productive employment for women. Caroline Anstey is managing director of the World Bank. ... Caroline Anstey Caroline Anstey says underinvesting in the vast, untapped potential of women is a major impediment to global economic development Missed chance These statistics may ...

  9. HK investors world's most bullish, with women to fore

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of investors in the region. Nielsen managing director Oliver Rust said that Asian women tend to be more involved in matters of household finance than their counterparts elsewhere in the world- a trend ... Tamsin Rutter tamsin.rutter@scmp.com Hongkongers invest more often and more aggressively than people in any other big city- and nearly as many women as men play the financial markets, ...

  10. Put more women on board and reap reward, firms told

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ...'s Foundation chief executive Su-Mei Thompson and Shalini Mahtani, director of Community Business, said boards should correct themselves and actively mentor the next generation of women leaders, and that business leaders should not be myopic in only selecting women with direct business experience. 'Jasmine Whitbread was the director of Save the Children for many years, and now she's doing ...




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