Other Events of Interest
BoardAgender members can enjoy the Supporting Organisation rate of HK $500 to attend this event.
HONG KONG – Women on Boards Forum
Date: Friday, 9 March 2012
Time: 2pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Presented by: Community Business
In Partnership with: Women’s Foundation
Lead Sponsor: Standard Chartered
Supporting Sponsor: Talent2
Supporting Organisations: ACCA, BoardAgender and WCD
The debate about women on boards is heating up as an increasing number of reports and studies highlight the disparities between countries and sectors around the world. Does this debate matter? We believe it does. There is growing evidence of improved corporate governance, better decision-making and increased bottom-line business performance when boards have a greater mix of men and women.
This half-day event will feature leading experts from Hong Kong, Asia and other markets globally and will tackle questions such as:
- Why does gender diversity matter on Boards?
- What is already happening in other countries, and what is the impact?
- How does Hong Kong fare and what needs be done to make progress?
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jaspal Bindra, Group Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
- Robert Knight, Managing Partner, Board & CEO Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
- Christine Loh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong
- Shalini Mahtani, MBE, Founder, Community Business
- Professor Yuen Teen Mak, Former Founding Director, Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre (CGFRC) and Associate Professor of Accounting, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
- Elspeth Renshaw, Partner, TalentPartners of Talent2 International
- Fiona Shand, Partner, Shand & Associates, Australia
- Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah Salim, Director, the NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Malaysia
- May Tan, Global Head of Equity Corporate Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
- Carlson Tong, JP, Non-Executive Director of the Securities & Futures Commission and Chair of Community Business Leadership Team, Hong Kong
Community Business will also share the findings of its latest research, Standard Chartered Bank Women on Boards: Hang Seng Index 2012 which ranks companies in terms of the representation of women on their boards.
Who Should Attend?
Current and aspiring directors, government representatives, senior business executives, HR and diversity professionals concerned about what more can be done to increase the representation of women on boards in Hong Kong.
Community Business members: HK $500
Members of Supporting organisations: HK $500
Non-members: HK $650
To secure your place, please complete the registration form and return to email@example.com
For full details on the Women on Boards Week, see: http://www.communitybusiness.org/WOB/2012/ExecForum.htm