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  1. Women produce results, survey shows

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Research has found. Its report, 'Women in the Workplace', studied more than 2,600 large and mid-cap publicly traded corporations globally, and found that companies with a higher ... industries were most willing to offer women managerial positions. For example, in 2005, women made up 28 per cent of managers in the financial services sector, but the rate rose to 33 per cent ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Businesses short-sighted not to let women flourish

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

    ... Joan Stringer Joan Stringer says gender equality is about harnessing the potential of the entire workforce Businesses that don't allow women to flourish only short-change themselves Barber Conable, former president of the World Bank, once said: "Women are half of the world's population, yet they do two-thirds of the world's work, earn one-tenth ...

  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. 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

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Supply behind lack of women on boards, says Lo When it comes to women board members, or rather the lack of them, it is more a supply-side problem than one caused by lax demand, says Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies chairman Lo Ka-shui. Lo maintains that Hong Kong-listed companies do not discriminate against women, rather finding female ...

  5. 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

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Several major firms join exchange in calls for more companies to recruit women to boards; training programmes launched to same end HKEx leading fight 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, ...

  6. 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

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Dynamic duo have excelled in male-dominated private-jet business as the industry has taken off in HK and the mainland over the past few years Heads 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 ...

  7. 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 ... Overall, it showed that there were more women on board nowadays, with 59 per cent of constituent companies in the MSCI All Country World Index having at least one woman on board at the end of last ...

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

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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, ... markets. Women account for 49 per cent of the city's investors- significantly more than the global average of 42 per cent. That may be less of a surprise given that women make up 46 per cent ...

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

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com It is not for a lack of talent that so few women are in top leadership positions in Hong Kong, women's groups and business leaders said yesterday ... that firms with male-dominated boards would be able to understand the needs of an increasingly female customer base and staff. Davies and women's groups held a round-table discussion to mark ...

  10. How Parisian panache caught the eye of modern women

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin. But now the country is capturing a new segment of the market with contemporary brands with broad appeal to a new generation of women. Following in the footsteps ... it comes to fashion,' says Ariane Zagury, founder of Rue Madame. 'Also, there has been a trend in France for French women to be very feminine and adopt fashion codes while being casual. ...




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