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Statistics

15.2%

women on boards of Top 100 primary-listed companies as at 31 December 2018(Click here for DAC’s Report)

23%

women on boards
of Statutory Boards

29%

women on boards
of Top 100 Institutions of Public Character (IPCs)

News and Highlights

We are looking for a Communications expert to helm our efforts in raising awareness and engaging stakeholders to achieve a sustainable increase in women’s participation on boards.

Find out more here.

Sherman Kwek (Group CEO, CDL), Chua Sock Koong (CEO, Singtel) and DBS share their views on the importance of diversity in leadership.

Teo Swee Lian and Lim Hwee Hua also share their opinions on what companies could do to increase women’s participation on their boards.

The Council for Board Diversity, chaired by Loh Boon Chye, CEO of Singapore Exchange, and Mildred Tan, Chairman of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, takes over from the Diversity Action Committee to increase women’s representation on boards of organisations in the private, people and public sectors in Singapore. President Halimah Yacob is the Council’s patron.

Hear from leaders such as Kwek Leng Beng (Executive Chairman, Hong Leong Group), Piyush Gupta (CEO, DBS Group), Loh Boon Chye (CEO, SGX and Chairman, DAC), Deborah Ho (Country Head Singapore and Head of SEA, BlackRock), and others.

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Events

from 12 Mar
Course (in Hong Kong)Non-Executive Director Diploma Asia
By Financial Times
20 Mar
Course (in Singapore)So You Want to Be a Non-Executive Director?
By Financial Times
23Apr
Course (in UK)The Effective Non-Executive Director Programme
by Financial Times
1012 Apr
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Interviews and Speeches

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President Halimah Yacob

“Organisations that turn thought into action sooner rather than later, by casting the net wide to look for the best and most diverse talents and experience to serve on their boards, will position their organisations well.”

Read President’s Speech announcing the formation of the Council for Board Diversity here.

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Peter T. Grauer

Chairman, Bloomberg LP

“Lack of (board) diversity can no longer be gotten away with by citing a lack of ‘supply’. We must recognize that it is clearly a matter of demand – and that precedent-setting demand must come from the very top of companies.”

Read Mr Grauer’s Keynote at DAC’s event here.

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Panel Discussion at Chairman to Chairman Conversation

* Peter Seah, Chairman, DBS Bank and Singapore Airlines
* S.S. Teo, Executive Chairman and Managing Director, PIL

shared their views on how companies steer through disruptive changes in technology, markets and supply chains, and issues of board diversity and resilience. Read key takeaways here.

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Panel Discussion at DAC Seminar

Corporate leaders discuss their views on board diversity.

Click HERE to watch the panel discussion with

*Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group
*Min Lan Tan, APAC Head Chief Investment Office, UBS Global Wealth Mgt
*Diaan-Yi Lin, Senior Partner, Singapore, McKinsey & Company

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Resources

Key Advice from Female First-Time Directors
Compiled by the Diversity Action Committee

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(L-R) Front: Loh Boon Chye, Minister Desmond Lee, President Halimah Yacob, A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Mildred Tan
Middle: Rachel Eng, Goh Swee Chen, Simon Israel, SS Teo, Kay Kuok, Janet Ang, Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin
Top : Ong Chong Tee, Ong Toon Hui, Chan Wai Ching, Tham Sai Choy, Dr June Goh, Dr Lee Tung Jean, Junie Foo
(Not in photo: Edmund Cheng, Piyush Gupta, Sherman Kwek, Mary Liew)