Got a woman on your board? You're one in a few

Women remain under-represented in the FA100 index while Li Ka-shing controlled Hutchison Whampoa has the oldest board.

The glass ceiling for women is alive and kicking. Female presence on boards remains woefully low as revealed in the FA100 index FinanceAsia's list of top 100 companies screened by profitability based on Bloomberg data, with scores of companies that had little or no female representation. 

Taiwanese company Chunghwa Telecom had the highest percentage of female board members. Still, with 38% of the board represented by women, it is hardly a hefty number.

Many companies, including China's state-owned giants such as Agricultural Bank of China, Cnooc and PetroChina, have zero female representation on their boards. Plenty of noise has been made...

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