Posts Tagged "Malaysia"

Rekindle ‘M Factor’ in every woman

Business Times 05/27/2013: The Malaysian government is aiming to have 30% of women on corporate boards by 2016 and to form a Women Director’s Registry.  Thus far, the government has also allocated funding to train 500 women directors. The author emphasizes the need for women to step forward to meet ...

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Women in the boardroom

New York, 6 March 2013 — Organizations would benefit from increased participation from shareholders on gender diversity discussions in the boardroom. This is according to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL)  third edition of a report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, "Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective." ...

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Deloitte report: “Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective”

Deloitte issues 2013 report, listing the status of efforts by country to increase gender diversity on corporate boards. Excellent report details countries that have imposed quotas or other requirements in 25 countries in Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and in Africa. See report here:  Women in the boardroom March 2013

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Roadshow tomorrow in KK on women directors programme

Daily Express 10/14/2012: On October 15, the Non-Aligned Movement Institute for the Empowerment of Women held the "Roadshow on Women Directors Programme" in Sabah.  The Women Directors Programme's goal is to train 200 women by December in order to prepare more women for directorship positions in Malaysian public-listed companies, and the purpose ...

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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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Deloitte Releases Second Edition of “Women in the boardroom: A global perspective”

Report Examines the Legislative Efforts Being Pursued in 17 Countries Around the Globe Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) today launched the second edition of a report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance issued its second edition of Women in the boardroom: A global perspective, which examines the legislative efforts ...

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Malaysian Government Installs 30% Quota

The SunDaily reports on the 30% quota that has been adopted in Malaysia, requiring companies to have at least 30% women on their boards within a five year period.  Presently women represent only 7.6% of Malaysian company board members and only 48 companies had female directors last year. Read more.

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Overcoming Blocks in the Corporate Pipelines

"While the roles of women have evolved tremendously over the last 30 years, there are still entrenched mind sets and behaviours, not just in companies, but among women themselves, which pose roadblocks to their further advancement. And this old-fashioned prejudice is visibly hampering a woman’s transition from middle to senior management ...

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Global Proxy Watch: Debate over Women on Boards Continues to Play Out in Global Markets

According to Global Proxy Watch, "the debate over women on boards continues to play out in global markets: EU. The European Parliament Wednesday voted 534 to 109 for 30% female representation on corporate boards by 2015 and 40% by 2020. The non-binding resolution calls for mandatory quotas if voluntary measures fail. ...

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New Corporate Gender Quota for Malaysia

"Malaysia’s government says women must hold 30 percent of top corporate posts by 2016 in a move toward gender equality in the boardroom. Prime Minister Najib Razak says the new policy is a landmark decision by the Cabinet that will bolster the role of women. He says women currently account ...

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