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  1. Comment - Letters

    Older women bring valued experience to workplace

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Workplaces can gain a lot from employment of mature women Louisa Mitchell ("Stuck in the middle", March 15) pointed out that fewer mature women are sustaining places in the workforce. Assuming the research findings to which she referred are valid, further questions need to be asked. Precisely because of their personal life experience, women in the 40 to 60 age range ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Activists lament workplace discrimination against women in China

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com Female graduates say employers favour male applicants or impose discriminatory conditions Women cry foul over workplace inequality Zhu Xixi, an economics ... accepting the bank job, she missed out on a job as a student counsellor at a Wuhan university, later learning that the job had been reserved for male applicants. Zheng Churan, a women's rights ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Women in China still not equal to men

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China's women need equality Women hold up half the sky, said the Great Helmsman. In the mainland corporate world, that may have become true. If a new survey by an international accounting group is correct, half (51 per cent) of senior management jobs in mainland companies are now held by women. This places the mainland ahead of Hong Kong, other Asian economies ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Strauss-Kahn gives South Sudan some 'special attention'

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... we're being naïve.   Women in oil Those of you racking your brains as to how to attract more women into the oil and gas industry might care to reflect on the advice of Elena Anisimova, ... "The problem is with cultural and social issues." The industry needs to make a concerted effort to support and attract women, she says. "For example, a popular movie where women would ...

  5. Magazines - Money - WOMEN INCOME

    In the pink of wealth

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... analysing two decades of data on Hong Kong women. Education had the most striking effect on the number of women in the workforce. In 1971, the government introduced compulsory primary education ... of respondents, should manage the house and act as primary caregiver for children. These notions still persist today. Although the overall numbers of women in the workforce have steadily increased, women ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Sexism stops 'Abenomics' having a meaningful effect on Japanese growth

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... leaders appear to have realised that the two problems are intertwined: the lack of women in the workforce poses one of the biggest structural impediments to faster growth. Japan's ... that do, as well. More-flexible work hours would draw women into the workforce. So would offering subsidised or free day care. Abe should consider quotas for female executives. A 2012 McKinsey ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Government urged to offer more child care services

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government and companies must act so women can rejoin workforce to help ageing population City needs more childcare places The government has been urged to offer more childcare services so mothers can rejoin the workforce, alleviating staff shortages in different industries. The calls were made at RTHK's City Forum yesterday, a few days after ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gender equality still a distant dream

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Though more women join the workforce, they also tend to drop out after marriage and especially after becoming a mother. So while we may have done much to remove overt discrimination, much needs ... between nations and regions. In rich countries and advanced economies, the debate is often about how women can "have it all", that is, both having a family and pursuing a successful ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle-aged women being overlooked in the workplace

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says women in their 40s and 50s have been overlooked in the workforce as part of the solution to an ageing population problem Stuck in middle The government ... for men were 96 per cent for those aged 40 to 44 and 78 per cent for the 55-59 age group. Sustaining women in the workforce requires change at home and in the workplace. Flexible employment ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD NEW YORK

    Postcard: New York

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... in point. Here you have an incident that happened a long time ago. Watching this film is enraging. Because a lot of what happened to Anita Hill still happens to women in the workforce all over ... and political rights of women. In some parts of the world, cultural tradition means women can be sold into marriage by their parents, forbidden to vote, and even forbidden to drive. Tradition also means ...




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