On Friday, 12 October, BoardAgender, along with the Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations and supported by UBS and SGX, presented the findings of the second Singapore board diversity report. More than 70 people attended the packed-out lunch event, including a number of our champions, senior business leaders, government representatives and the media. Mdm Halimah Yacob, Minister of State, MCYS was the key speaker at the event along with Edmund Koh, Country Head Singapore and John Lim, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors. Each gave their support to the report and also ideas on how the business community can work together to improve the number of women in boardrooms in SGX listed companies. This years research shows that only 7.3% of directors are women, a very small gain from last years 6.9%, and still well below the average of other developed nations.
• Download Report: Singapore Board Diversity Report 2012: The Female Factor
• Press Release: Singapore Board Diversity Report 2012: The Female Factor
• Presentation: By Dr. Marleen DIELEMAN & MAYTHIL Aishwarya
• Official Speech: Madam Halimah Yacob, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development,
Youth and Sports
• From NUS Business School YouTube channel: Singapore board diversity report 2012: The female factor
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25 October 2011, Singapore — Today marks the launch of the inaugural edition of the Board Diversity Report, a collaboration between the NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organizations (CGIO) and BoardAgender. To be published annually, this is the only report that looks at gender diversity in the boardrooms of all firms listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). It covers the 2008 to 2010 period, including more than 700 companies and over 5,000 directorships in each year.
• Download Report: Singapore Board Diversity Report – Gender Diversity in SGX-Listed Companies
• Press Release: Singapore Board Diversity Report – Gender Diversity in SGX-Listed Companies
• Official Speech: Madam Halimah Yacob, Minister of State, Minsitry of Community Development,
Youth and Sports
• Presentation: Dr Marleen Dieleman, Associate Director, NUS CGIO
• Business Times (Singapore): Coming up roses? Not quite for S’pore boards
• Straits Times (Singapore): Still a man’s world in boardrooms
Ranking gender diversity in Singapore’s boardrooms
A video on the first Singapore Board Diversity Report, a joint 2-year study by BoardAgender and NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organizations (CGIO)
PRESS RELEASE – Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore
Barriers to Female Board Representation Exist, But Legislation Not The Solution
Singapore, [18 August 2011] – Accountants recognise that women face various impediments to being appointed as board members but many do not feel a need for legislation on quotas to ensure board seats for women, according to a survey by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). 75% of respondents think legislation is unnecessary, despite the fact that the majority of respondents (86%) believe women face challenges in being appointed as board members in Singapore.
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