Archive for August, 2017

Malaysia’s push for gender equality holds lessons for Asia

August 2o17. Nikkei Asian Review. "Malaysia has come a long way in women's socioeconomic advancement, but progress has remained slow in the higher economic and political echelons. The government is pressuring publicly listed companies to fulfill a 30% women quota in board membership. However, other interventions are needed, to prohibit unfair discrimination ...

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100 firms set to achieve 30pc women participation target

August 2017. Daily Express. "The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is on track to achieve its target of 30 per cent women participation on boards of top 100 companies on Bursa Malaysia with the launch of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG). Spokesperson for the SC-organised MCCG Roadshow, Kasturi Nathan, said the ...

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Corporate gender equality: Why boards need more women to make more money

August 2017. ABC News. "Michael Kimmel is in Australia to give corporate men a bit of a gee-up about equality. 'It's so close, it's right there,' he says. Women, on average, currently represent 25.2 per cent of all board positions. Experts say that once 30 per cent representation is achieved, gender equality on ...

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Female leadership drives board diversity

August 2017. IT Online. "Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards, despite continued efforts to improve boardroom gender diversity. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication explores the efforts of more than 60 countries to promote boardroom gender diversity, and reveals that women ...

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Put more women on your boards or we’ll make you, government warns business

August 2017. The Local. "German Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley on Wednesday slammed the country's top firms for not having enough female executives and threatened a mandatory quota if they did not do better by next year. 'I am giving businesses one more year to take care of this themselves,' Barley ...

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Women in PH boardrooms increasing, but barely

August 2017. Inquirer. "Despite being hailed last year as “the best performing nation”  when it comes to improving gender diversity in the workforce, the Philippines barely saw an increase in the number of women on corporate boards this year. This is according to a study by Deloitte Global that was recently released ...

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Little change at the top as Irish boardrooms remain a male affair

August 2017. The Irish Times. "When the late Gillian Bowler became the chairwoman of Irish Life & Permanent in June 2004, she was the first woman to fill that role in any Irish public limited company (plc). Thirteen years later, the boardrooms of listed companies remain predominantly male. Since 2011, a year ...

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Why it’s smart to invest in women-led companies

August 2017. Houston Chronicle. "In recent years, some financial services companies have been adding investment products that place bets on women-led firms, investing in companies that have either female chief executives or diverse boards of directors. New research from Scandinavia's largest bank shows why the wager might be a good one. Companies ...

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State Street Falls Short in Bid for Women Directors — WSJ.

July 2017. Fox Business. "This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (July 27, 2017). Roughly 400 publicly traded American companies with no women on their board ignored a request to make ...

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After Fearless Girl state, investment giant votes against men-only boards

July 2017. Brisbane Times. "State Street, the $US2.6 trillion ($3.3 trillion) asset manager that installed the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street in March, followed through on its pledge to vote against companies that don't have women on their boards of directors. The Boston-based firm said it voted against the re-election of the ...

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