Hong Kong tries to woo more women to boards

The Women's Foundation will start reaching out to companies in Hong Kong in an effort to encourage them to add more women to their boards.
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The Women's Foundation is leading an initiative to put more women on corporate boards
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<div style="text-align: left;"> The Women's Foundation is leading an initiative to put more women on corporate boards </div>

A new push to get women on Hong Kong corporate boards is underway.

The Women’s Foundation, a Hong Kong non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women, announced yesterday an outreach initiative to promote transparency and measurable objectives around women’s participation on Hong Kong company boards.

This follows the recent launch of a consultation process by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing HKEx on a proposed new code provision directing listed companies to report on their board diversity policy.

Standard Chartered has sponsored two studies on gender diversity at board level in Hong Kong. “The 2012 report demonstrated that the overall percentage of women...

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