Taking time for children a career high for Principal executive

Singapore-based Andrea Muller took a break from the world of corporate finance when her children were teenagers. Photo: Jonathan Wong

While many women choose to stop working when their children are young, investment professional Andrea Muller felt her two children needed to see more of her in their teenage years.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 1:30am

How to make board diversity work for HK

Impressive - that's the first word that springs to mind when reading the Hong Kong stock exchange's consultation paper on board diversity. Then comes "thoughtful" and "smart". Why? The topic of board diversity is not new, and indeed one could say that the HKEx proposal is a little overdue.

28 Sep 2012 - 1:50am 1 comment

Leadership schemes for women still on hold

Numerous studies have documented the vast under-representation of women in senior management. But despite the disparity, many Hong Kong companies still lack specific programmes to address the issue.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Diversity can be a stimulus for companies on the go

There is a war for talent going on in Asia as companies continue to offer higher salaries and better packages in their scramble to find good people in a limited pool of local candidates.

In India and China, and among growing economies, the demand for middle to senior management far exceeds supply, making retention a key point for multinationals and other large companies.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

A workplace where talent can thrive

Forget globalisation - diversity is the buzzword of the corporate world. Creating a workplace that is inclusive of all, regardless of race, gender, religious or political beliefs, disabilities or sexual orientation, and where employees are promoted on merit alone, can boost competitiveness and productivity.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Embracing diversity

UNTIL RECENTLY, unless you were a male graduate from an Ivy League school or Oxbridge, you might have thought you had little chance of succeeding with the big players in the world of banking and finance. What's more, few of those organisations would have tried to change your mind.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Play illustrates discrimination

The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Jumbo Kids Theatre are staging a drama performance, 3-D Interactive Machine, from now till March to teach children the importance of accepting people from different family backgrounds.

27 Feb 2004 - 12:00am