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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stop this discrimination against breastfeeding women

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and rashes. Our ageing workforce can ill afford to lose women at the peak of their productivity when they drop out of the workforce to raise infants. Employers should be encouraged to support ... prompting heated debate about privacy and public decency. But the issue also involves the rights, and needs, of nursing mothers and their babies. The EOC condemned secret photography of women ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World loses by not tapping women's potential

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

    ... 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 surprise you. On average, only between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of women-owned businesses in the developing world have access to commercial bank loans, and women-owned businesses account for only ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong still failing its women

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by SU-MEI THOMPSON AND JO BAKER

    ... that, because many were not part of the formal workforce, they do not receive any benefits from the Mandatory Provident Fund scheme. This is all despite the fact women are outliving men by an average of six years. In addition, middle-aged women hold the greatest number of casual, part-time and poorly paid jobs, representing the bulk of the workforce in catering, caring, cleaning ...

  6. Business - Companies - EMPLOYMENT

    Older workers, especially women, still have much to offer

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:57am by Stephen Vines

    ... as a matter of business, there surely can be no argument over the value of female executives or indeed of other women in the workforce. However, there is understandable resistance to this conclusion ... Stephen Vines While old staff, especially women, are highly valued in the workplace, female executives remain a distinct minority in top corporate jobs Push back the clock on retirement ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong women have reason to cheer policy address- to a point

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:55pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... by the Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Women's Commission on why women leave the workforce and how we can attract them to return, the government's new initiatives- to improve the supply ... at the grass-roots level, women are dropping out of the workforce. The policy address seemed to anticipate that a main reason for this is the lack of adequate childcare support and included new initiatives ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Escalating rents pose greater threat to small businesses than minimum wage rise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... The minimum wage in Hong Kong applies only to the lowest stratum of the workforce. I have not yet seen such people working in an office. It is amazing that Hong Kong, being one of the world's ...




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