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Diversity Roundtable: Women in the Boardroom

Wednesday, March 04 12:00 PM CST to 2:00 PM CST

One year after the introduction of measures to improve diversity on the boards of Hong Kong companies, this panel will examine how the make-up of boards in Hong Kong is evolving, the challenges that still exist for gender equality in the workplace and how companies are tackling the issue.

Women in the Boardroom: Is Hong Kong leading or lagging in Asia?Although Hong Kong outperforms most countries in Asia in regard to boardroom diversity, it still lags behind many global financial centres. Experts from the corporate arena will discuss how diversity in Hong Kong is evolving, as well as talk about their own experiences as females working in traditionally male-dominated industries.  The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presents this panel with the following discussion topics to be covered:

  1. In the 12 months since the “comply or explain” requirements were introduced, what impact has this had on board diversity in Hong Kong?

  2. What are companies doing to promote gender equality on boards in Hong Kong?

  3. Is enough being done in Hong Kong by companies and regulators?

  4. What are best practices for diversity on company boards?

  5. How does the culture of a firm’s leadership shape diversity on its board?

Please join Vivian Lam, partner at Paul Hastings, Su-Mei Thompson, CEO of The Women’s Foundation, Deirdre Lander, Director at OBE Organic and Director - Data, Surveys & Technology Hong Kong At Towers Watson, and Alice Au, Member of the Board Of Spencer Stuart, to discuss these themes and more.

Hosted by the Women of Influence Committee. For additional information and to register, visit the AmCham site here.


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