• Channel NewsAsia – Promising signs, but progress in board diversity needs to be faster: Halimah

    27 Oct 2016 23:16 | by Tang See Kit, Channel News Asia
     
    SINGAPORE: While progress in board diversity has shown “promising signs” over the years, the pace of progress needs to be bigger and faster, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob said on Thursday (Oct 27) at an event discussing the existence of a glass ceiling for women at the workplace.
     
    The event on Thursday, organised by BoardAgender and insurance brokerage and consultancy Willis Towers Watson, also featured a panel of senior executives to discuss the lack of board diversity and the existence of a glass ceiling in the workplace.
     
     
  • Good time to review S'pore's Code of Corporate Governance: MAS

    27 Sept 2016 |  by Claire Huang, BusinessTimes
     
    Stakeholders say key areas that could be improved include board renewal, disclosures of corporate governance practices and gender diversity.
     
     
     
  • Curtin research finds gender diverse boards reduces chance of company fraud

    July 26th, 2016, 04:00PM | by Pia van Straalen | Canning Times
     
    GENDER diverse corporate boards reduce incidents of company fraud, according to new research from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC).
     
    A comprehensive study of 128 publically listed companies in Australia is part of the first attempt at examining the relationship between women on boards and corporate fraud.
     
    Senior research follow Astghik Mavisakalyan found a link between gender equality and lower fraud findings.
     
     
  • Harvard Business School Is Helping Women Break Into The Boardroom — Here's How

    10th Sept 2016 16:03:00 GMT | by Seb Murray

    $10,750 course to address the challenges women face on ascent to C-suite.

    The gender diversity drive at elite business schools just got another jolt of energy.
     
    Harvard Business School will launch an executive education course to help high-powered women break into the boardroom.
     
    While progress has been made to boost boardroom diversity, there remains a glass ceiling for women in the top ranks of business.
     
     
  • Aspirational Targets and Hard Quotas

    08 Apr 2016 06:00 | by Junie Foo
     
    International Women’s Day came and went on last month. The gender diversity gap in Singapore’s corporate boardrooms is narrowing, albeit slowly, as compared with neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and India who have leapfrogged over us after setting targets and quotas for female board directors.
     
    The latest figures from the Diversity Action Committee (DAC) showed that the percentage of women on boards of SGX-listed companies has gone from 8.3 per cent in 2013 to 8.8 per cent in 2014 and 9.5 per cent in 2015. In a year where the total number of directorships declined, 30 women were appointed in 2015 and 38 per cent of them were debutante directors, compared with 32 per cent for men.
     
     

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