The top performers in diversity terms were privately-owned enterprises, many of which operated in high-growth industries.
Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani workers earn up to 16 per cent less than White British workers; Indian and Chinese earn 16 per cent and 23 per cent more – a gap easily overlooked if if ethnic minority individuals are lumped together under umbrella references such as ‘Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic’.
Plus-size fashion used to be hard to find in India, or unaffordable thanks to a ‘fat tax’. Today independent brands have sprung up offering flattering clothes at fair prices in a size-inclusive range.
Veteran Hong Kong-based banker May Tan tells Lunar about breaking the glass ceiling, male allies and helping to bridge the gender gap in boardrooms
Hong Kong-listed companies must improve the diversity of their boards by implementing policies to encourage gender neutral hiring, offering training to nurture female talent and facilitating networking and mentoring, a panel discussion has heard.
Women find it particularly hard to balance work and household duties, still broadly seen as the woman’s responsibility, forcing many into unstable, lower-paying work.
After facing social media backlash for describing a Charles & Keith handbag as ‘luxury’, 17-year-old Zoe Gabriel has been chosen to model a bag for the brand’s International Women’s Day campaign.
The representation of women on the boards of listed companies in mainland China and Hong Kong continues to rise but remains below that in regional and western peers, according to MSCI.
At the 100 largest companies on the stock exchange, 36 per cent of board appointments went to women in 2022 – up from 23 per cent in 2021.
The L’Imperfetta (Imperfect) modelling agency has models of all sizes and ages, some with disabilities or medical conditions like alopecia, visible scarring, or who have lost limbs.
More than half of professionals polled pessimistic about board diversity mandate achieving its goals
With many companies still struggling to survive in China’s post-pandemic climate, even 27-year-olds are being seen as risky hires, and 30 has essentially become the new cut-off for certain industries.
Survey shows women lawyers face more gender discrimination than men, with microaggressions that hurt.
The Hong Kong government has appointed Julia Leung as the first woman CEO of the SFC for a three-year term. She was chosen by a selection panel chaired by the financial secretary following a global search.
Hong Kong badminton star Daniel Chan Ho-yuen opens up about the car crash that cost him his left leg, the dark days that followed, and what it meant to get back on the court.
For the first time in decades, no woman has been selected for the Politburo, and just 11 of the 205 Central Committee seats went to women.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s Halloween show is the first at any Disney park to incorporate sign language in the performers’ body movements. It’s part of a broad push for diversity and inclusion, executive director Alex Clifton explains.
People are finding peace and acceptance in the tranquil pastime, ‘Everyone can be a mermaid!’ Filipino mermaiding and free-diving teacher says.
While Indonesia’s official motto is ‘unity in diversity’, its entertainment industry can often feel hostile to women of colour. Zsazsa Utari, known as the Zendaya of Indonesia, wants to change that.
Women are likely to fill up to 50 per cent of an estimated 2,000 new board seats at Hong Kong-listed firms in the next three years because of diversity listing rules and pressure to improve corporate governance.
Is China doing enough to reverse its shortage of women in the highest ranks of science and technology research?
Labour participation, parental leave policies, fair pay and protections against harassment give an idea of progress.
It’s the first Hong Kong-based outlet to join the global alliance aimed at expanding the focus on women’s rights and gender equality issues.