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  1. Ignorance reigns on equality front

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Most Hong Kong people believe women are independent and on par with men when it comes to power and the opportunities open to them- but the perception falls well short of reality. A Women's Commission survey found that 87 per cent of females agreed that women were independent and autonomous. The study of 3,002 residents also found that 70 per cent believed men and women were ...

  2. Women's movement

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the workforce. She said tapping into this pool of women could help ease some of the city state's labour shortages. 'If we've got women at home, and we've got the technology available, ... an influx of female employees in the past decade, with women now representing 30 per cent of the company's workforce. She said this influx of female employees coincided with changes in societal ...

  3. Search goes on for role models

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... focus on the number of women at board level, she says. That is important but, in her opinion, the more significant factors for women in the workforce are hiring, rehiring and retention. ... John Cremer Hong Kong may take pride in its position as a modern financial centre, but there is always room for improvement. One key area- the role and representation of women- remains ...

  4. Women barely make dent in the salary gap

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Women are narrowing the pay gap with men- but not by much. The latest survey by the Census and Statistics Department shows men still earn about 20 per cent more than women. The median monthly salary of women- excluding overseas domestic helpers- was HK$10,000 last year, 83 per cent of the HK$12,000 median earned by men. In 2006, women ...

  5. Reaching for the top

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... opportunities since the 1970s, more women in Hong Kong have joined the workforce, and are now contending for top jobs and assuming leadership roles, locally and internationally. There was joy ... at Hang Seng Bank. The significance of women receiving a decent education and entering the workforce lies beyond the support they can thereafter provide to the household or their contribution ...

  6. Leadership schemes for women still on hold

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... difficult to ignore. The equity argument has long been the key motivator, particularly in Hong Kong where women make up the majority of the workforce. Ultimately, however, the financial rationale ... 'Opportunities exist for companies to create a competitive advantage by harnessing key segments of their workforce.' For firms looking to implement women-oriented initiatives, Wilson suggests ...

  7. Rich, powerful women more likely to light up

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compared with men. Hong Kong's smoking rate for women was 3.7 per cent last year, up from 2.9 per cent in 1998. Women in Hong Kong comprise 53 per cent of the workforce but hold only 29 per ... Ng Yuk-hang Powerful and wealthy women are more likely to take up smoking, according to a worldwide study. Researchers from Canada's University of Waterloo looked at 74 countries, ...

  8. One in four HK women put their families first

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... workers if there aren't enough policies- such as childcare and flexible working arrangements- to keep them in the workforce,' she said, adding that women made up half the workforce ... Maggie Tam More than one in four Hong Kong women put their families ahead of their careers, a study released on Valentine's Day says. The Women's Commission survey found 26 per ...

  9. Working marriage

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the workforce than ever before. However, this revolution has come with a price. Many women feel they have to choose between their children and their careers. In Hong Kong, studies show these pressures ... work arrangements, more options for childcare support and more retraining assistance for women to re-enter the workforce. These are not novel proposals. The Equal Opportunities Commission has ...

  10. Outdated attitudes about working women persist

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Gender Research Centre at Chinese University, said such attitudes led to discriminatory practices. Women make up about 46 per cent of the city's workforce. And yet, says Choi: 'Hong ... to women's rights- especially in the workplace. According to the Women's Commission poll, over half of 3,000 respondents said 'women should focus more on family than work' and 39 per ...




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