25 Oct '11, 11pm

(Slightly) higher %age of women on M'sian boards than in S'pore SINGAPORE - Women make up only 6.9%

SINGAPORE - Women make up only 6.9 per cent of board members of listed companies on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), according to an inaugural report to track gender diversity in SGX-listed boardrooms. The report - to be published annually - is a collaboration between BoardAgender, an outreach arm of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, and the NUS Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations. Its findings prompted Minister of State (Community Development, Youth and Sports) Halimah Yacob to suggest yesterday that Government- and Temasek-linked companies "take the lead and support the appointment of more women to their boards". Madam Halimah, who was speaking at the launch of the report, said: "Our women have achieved much progress in education and at work. Yet they continue to face obstacles in rising to the top leadership positions in the corporate world....

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