Posts Tagged "Asia"

Japan: Glass Ceiling Cracking, Slowly

March 2015. A survey by the Japanese news outlet Nikkei shows that based on current trends, at least one woman will be on the boards of about half of Japanese companies by the year 2020. The survey currently shows that 34.1% of publicly listed companies currently have a woman on ...

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Hong Kong business lacking female executives, says Sian Westerman

12/10/2012: Though Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing recently proposed to require companies to provide a reason if their boards do not reflect gender diversity, Hong Kong lags far behind Britain.  Following the Davies report two years ago, London's percentage of women on the FTSE-100 companies has risen from 12.5% to 17.3% (Hong ...

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McKinsey & Co Asia Report: Women face more barriers to top jobs

WSJ cites a study by McKinsey & Co, which concludes that Asia's women face more barriers than those in the West in penetrating the top ranks of corporate management, contributing to a shortage of talent that threatens to stifle the region's economic growth.  McKinsey surveyed 1,500 senior managers and researched 744 Asian ...

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WSJ: Study shows that Diverse Boardrooms Perform Better

The article summarizes the main findings of the recent study of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Focusing on firms based in Singapore and those listed on the Singapore Exchange Ltd., the study shows that firms with diverse boardrooms outperformed those with heavily male or family-controlled boardrooms. Read more

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Jakarta Globe: Women’s Equality Crucial For Asia’s Future

The article sites percentages of women on boards throughout Asia. The 2 billion women living in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are underrepresented in top leadership positions. Overall, based on various measures, the gender gap was narrowest and women’s leadership strongest in New Zealand, ...

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Malaysia: Reviewing Corporate Boards – More Women Next Year?

Article reviews the progress of women on corporate boards in Asia. Read more

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Sidney Morning Herald: Australia failing in gender stakes

An article in the Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) argues that women in China and India are having greater success rising to the senior ranks of corporate management in those countries. Notes Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard with exasperation, “It's 115 years since women first voted in Australia, but only ...

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