• Bloomberg – Singapore Loses to Less Developed Peers in Board Diversity

    19 Apr 2016 |  by Jonathan Burgos
     
    Singapore, Southeast Asia’s most advanced economy, is falling behind its less developed peers when it comes to women breaking the glass ceiling at companies.
     
    The island nation is ranked near the bottom on female representation on company boards in the Asia-Pacific region, behind only South Korea and Japan, according to a Korn Ferry study of 2014 annual reports in 10 economies. Women made up 7.7 percent of the boards of the largest publicly listed companies in Singapore, 2.6 percent in South Korea and 3.3 percent in Japan, the executive search and organizational advisory firm said in a press statement.
     
     
  • Boards must mind the talent diversity gap

    12 Feb 2016 06:00 | by Max Loh
     
    To say we live in an increasingly complex world is an understatement. The challenges facing our economy and businesses are myriad. What’s certain is that no one alone will have the best answers; collective wisdom within each organisation is needed to arrive at the best solutions.
     
    A future-ready economy must be an innovation-driven one, and the same goes for businesses. If we accept the premise that innovation is essential to creating sustainable growth, and that innovation depends on harnessing talent, then it is in every company’s best interest to fully utilise and optimise talent in all its forms.
     
    And since boards are accountable for the oversight of risks, including those relating to talent management, then boards must be concerned with the talent and diversity agenda.
     
     
  • Call to step up efforts to put more women on boards

    Companies here should step up their efforts to appoint more women directors to reap the business benefits, said Madam Halimah Yacob yesterday.. 
     
  • Gender Equality Works!

    by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

  • Global Mobility Gender Gap

    Are women benefitting from global mobility?

    Creating greater awareness in the workplace is leading to some progress in gender equality, as evidenced by number of studies, including PwC's ‘Women in Work Index’ that measures the pay gap and other important indicators throughout the OECD community. But despite progress, the business community still has much to do in creating workplace environments that support the development of women in leadership positions.

    International Women's Day was celebrated earlier this month with a call to action for more investment in the promotion of women in the workplace. Many organizations hosted important recognition events to foster awareness and action around this important issue. For example, at PwC we hosted our second global webcast in the Aspire to Lead series, an event designed to foster discussion and awareness around the topic of women in leadership, especially supporting women in transition from campus to career.

    
Unfortunately, talent mobility is an area where gender bias still seems to be hampering women in accessing the career-enhancing experiences that result from international assignments and global mobility.

The BoardAgender SG50 Champions of Change call on every corporate leader
to make the change for gender-balanced business in Singapore.