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Female Director

Women advance as boards hire non-CEOs

Beth Comstock, a Nike director, picked up ideas in the shoemaker's boardroom about doing business in India by appealing to that nation's love of cricket. Now she's taking what she learned back to her day job as General Electric's marketing chief.

Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 4:36am

Women still only a small minority in Hong Kong's boardrooms

The gender balance is not reflected in directorships.

Only three more women were appointed as directors at 50 leading companies in the past 12 months and fewer than one in 10 board directorships at the top companies are held by women, according to the latest research by Community Business, a non-profit organisation.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:31am

Women in the boardroom are good for business

Changing the mix is desirable.

One of the curiosities of Hong Kong business is that although women do relatively well in terms occupying senior business management roles, they do significantly less well at making it into the boardroom. According to a recent Grant Thornton International survey, Hong Kong women come sixth in worldwide rankings and occupy 30 per cent of senior management roles.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:34am 1 comment

HKEx opens door to female director

HKEx is practising what it has started to preach. Photo: David Wong

Kudos to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which promises to have at least one female director on its board soon. An insider told White Collar that the government was likely to appoint at least one female director to the exchange, which is now among the 40 per cent of Hong Kong-listed companies with an all "boys' club" board.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:34am