Upper echelons of Business Leaders are urged on to champion appointing more women on boards of GLC and PLC companies.
Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, one of the founding chairs of 30% Club Malaysia recently hosted the third Business Leaders roundtable meeting for 2016 held at Sunway University’s state of the art Boardroom facilities. He impressed on the distinguished guests, comprising a good gender balance of corporate Chairpersons and Board Directors of various industries, that there has been marked progress in the last year from 14.0% in 2015 to the latest updated 16.1% of women on boards in Bursa Top 100 PLCs at the end of September 2016. The latest performance results indicate that engagement with upper echelons of Business leaders and through the dissemination of major findings from business case studies through supportive news media have been effective in driving the Business Leaders to seriously look into appointing more women on boards.
Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, a strong advocate for life long education and sustainability, reminded all present that the agenda for increasing women representation in leadership positions was not just a Malaysian dream but in fact one of the 17 United