1. Women on Boards: Quota Proposal Gains Support as Hong Kong Companies Drag Their Feet on Ensuring Diversity

    Women on Boards: Quota Proposal Gains Support as Hong Kong Companies Drag Their Feet on Ensuring Diversity

    When Ginny Wilmerding joined the board of Hong Kong-listed consumer technology company Techtronic Industries in April, it was an ambition realised after years of waiting. The 52-year-old American, a partner of communications consultancy Finsbury Glover Hering, says she wanted to be appointed to a company board for a long time. "But I was not sure how I would break through," she adds...

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    1. There is a huge pool of talent out there that can contribute and are just waiting for that first opportunity.
    2. You've got 12 men around the table trying to work out what is best for the company, but don't you want to know how women think?
    3. Given that this is a new area of expertise that boards are looking for, women who have naturally gravitated to ESG fields in recent years will be a good fit for boards.
    4. Everybody has an equal voice. People are much more confident in expressing their opinion.
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