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Push for women on boards

The Government’s seriousness for 30% women in boardrooms has stakeholders optimistic that the numbers will move upwards.


PLCs without women board members to be 'named and shamed'

KUALA LUMPUR: Public listed companies (PLCs) which fail to have any women on their boards of directors will be "named and shamed" in a list to be published by the Government next year.


Rohani: More women in workforce vital for progress

PETALING JAYA: There can be no developed Malaysia until the country is able to get women to realise their full potential and participate more effectively in the economic and social development of the nation, said Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.


Women bosses on the rise in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Efforts to boost gender diversity in listed companies has reached a milestone with the number of women on the board of Bursa Malaysia’s top 100 companies hitting 15.2%.


Women executives being mentored in six-month programme

KUALA LUMPUR: Several successful women have taken on mentoring roles under a six-month programme to train selected Malaysian women executives to go further in their respective careers.


New measures to boost corporate women

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is continuing to push towards the goal of having women hold 30% of top corporate positions by announcing several new measures.


Boardroom doors not fully open for women

KUALA LUMPUR: Over 200 women are ready to sit as board members of public-listed companies, but the doors seem to remain shut.


German parties agree to introduce quota for women on boards

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Monday to introduce legislation requiring German companies to allot 30 percent of their non-executive board seats to women from 2016.


EU wants direct action to get women into boardrooms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to make companies favour female non-executive board candidates where they are equally qualified so as to raise the proportion of women in boardrooms to 40 percent, EU sources said on Tuesday.


EU drops planned board gender quota for softer pressure

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has dropped a plan to force firms to give 40 percent of non-executive board positions to women in favour of a less drastic obligation to favour female candidates where they are equally qualified, an EU source said on Tuesday.