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Women directors move up in numbers at biggest British companies

Angela Ahrendts at Burberry is a rare woman chief executive of a large British company. Photo: Burberry website

The number of women directors who now sit on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies has risen, a government report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed.

Monday, 7 October, 2013, 3:57pm

Iris Riesen and Candy Chung fly high on private business jet success

Both Candy Chung and Iris Riesen have made a name in the private-jet industry piloting their companies. Photos: Nora Tam, Jonathan Wong

Iris Riesen and Candy Chung know what it's like to fly high above the glass ceiling.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Making it to the top just start of long road for women

Susanna Chiu has been elected president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Photo: SCMP

Good news on the affirmative action front last week, with a woman claiming one of the top positions in the financial world.

But that could be the start of a hard road as women now need to show how well they can contribute to the boards of listed companies.

18 Dec 2012 - 3:59am 2 comments

'Women to play bigger role' in accounting

Susanna Chiu

The first woman to break through to become president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants says women are poised to play an increasingly important leadership role in the accounting industry.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

HKEx listed companies told to woo women directors

Su-Mei Thompson

The stock exchange will require all listed companies to have policies to encourage more women and people of different ages and knowledge to join their boards from September next year.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

EU may require companies to favour appointment of women over men to boards

Viviane Reding, the European commissioner for justice. Photo: NYT

Companies may be required to favour women over equally qualified men for supervisory board seats, as they strive to meet a 40 per cent quota for female directors the European Union set out in draft rules published on Wednesday.

16 Nov 2012 - 4:35am

Women still struggling to get into HK boardrooms

3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am