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Board Diversity – Moving Beyond Lip Service?

Board Diversity – Moving Beyond Lip Service?

Singapore is moving in the right direction to increase the number and percentage of women on its boards. However, much more work needs to be done. Everybody – government, companies, stock exchanges, asset managers, and directors have a part to play.

By Karen Loon, BoardAgender Committee member

To celebrate BoardAgender’s 10th Anniversary, together with the 30% Club, on 1 June 2021, BoardAgender hosted a panel attended by 180 people from across 16 countries.

The panellists included Ann Cairns, Global Chair of the 30% Club and Executive Vice-Chair of Mastercard; Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group; and Nicola Wakefield Evans, Chair of the 30% Club Australia and Non-Executive Director.

The event was introduced by Georgette Tan, Chair of BoardAgender, and moderated by BoardAgender committee member Ho Giao Pik.

The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including leveraging a diverse talent pool; being inclusive; balancing diversity and domain knowledge; the importance of an ecosystem approach (including leveraging sponsors and allies); and having female role models.

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