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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1084095/businesses-short-sighted-not-let-women-flourish
  2. Women's university extends reach

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... University for Women in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong welcomed its first 129 students on full scholarships in April. Backed by international donations, the US$400 million project aims to empower underprivileged women to play a role solving regional problems by offering world-class higher education. Speaking after Clinton Global Initiative Asia conference in Hong Kong last week, president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663588/womens-university-extends-reach
  3. Three directors, nine students held in HK$3m loan fraud probe

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Three directors and nine students from two private education centres have been arrested on suspicion of cheating the government out of HK$3.1 million in an alleged student loan fraud. The 10 men and two women, aged 21 to 49, are accused of conspiracy to make fraudulent loan applications. Last night, police were still looking for several intermediaries alleged to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726860/three-directors-nine-students-held-hk3m-loan-fraud-probe
  4. Girl hanged herself because of test results, schoolmate says

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Colleen Lee

    ... to counsel pupils. The tragedy has prompted the government to consider giving more support to parents and improving parental education. Stephen Fisher, director of the Social Welfare Department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623326/girl-hanged-herself-because-test-results-schoolmate-says
  5. Women are stepping up

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... and creativity skills to get to the managing director level,' Chan says. Two types of women are dominating the MBA circuit: young, single managers such as Ema Yao, 28, an HKU student keen ... Andrea Li It is predicted that at some point in the next few months the number of women in the workplace in the United States will, for the first time, rise to more than 50 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711588/women-are-stepping
  6. Women's Health

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from diseases which affect men. Suzanne Ho, professor and director of the Centre of Research and Promotion of Women's Health, said it was essential to recognise the importance of gender ... An ageing population and longer life expectancy have increased the burden on the health care system as health issues, particularly among women, have expanded. Until quite recently, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674466/womens-health
  7. Women know their place

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... just under half are women. City University has also seen an increase in female MBA students, from nine women to 23 men last year to 48 women to 67 men this year. The director of CityU's ... May Chan Women mean business. There are 53 women studying for an MBA at the University of Hong Kong, the same as the number of men. Last year there were 85 men to 42 women. There are also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477020/women-know-their-place
  8. University to empower Asian women opens

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A private Asian university that aims to educate underprivileged women to become regional leaders officially opens today with 130 students attending a welcoming ceremony. The Asian University for Women, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is recruiting talented young women from diverse backgrounds, at least half of them underprivileged. Asian University for Women Support Foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632589/university-empower-asian-women-opens
  9. Desert kingdom lowers barriers for women

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... a reform movement was giving women more opportunities and encouraging them to take leadership roles. 'Today we have women on boards of directors and we have women being introduced to all ... Liz Heron Women in Saudi Arabia are being encouraged to enter the workforce under a government reform programme, students at the University of Hong Kong were told this week. Princess ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539919/desert-kingdom-lowers-barriers-women
  10. Women's champion always knew girls could do anything

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Sophia Kao Ching-chi is the chairwoman of the Women's Commission. She was talking to David Phair. My most memorable moment at school was meeting the Beatles in 1964. I was president ... I suppose women held the power in my family. But it was also that the men had the greatest of respect for women at home. I then went on to the Holy Family Primary School in Kowloon City, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613230/womens-champion-always-knew-girls-could-do-anything

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