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The new generation of women on boards

They’re mostly professionals or full-time top execs; number of women directors rising   A new generation of women directors has emerged in Singapore, muscling their way in steadily growing numbers into a once almost exclusively male domain.   These women – mostly professionals or top executives in full-time jobs – face some tough challenges but […]

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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. The programme, called Women in Leadership (WIL), is a joint collaboration between ICAEW and TalentCorp. ICAEW is a global professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over […]

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Why limit independence to nine years?

COMPANIES are always looking for independent directors. And, there is a popular perception that independent directors who have served for many years on a company’s board are likely less effective than the board’s most recent members. That is because the market perceives such long-serving directors as entrenched in the company, a captive of its management […]