Poland

The goal of 30% Club Poland is to increase the representation of women to at least 30% of management and supervisory boards combined in 140 of the largest Polish listed companies by 2030. The campaign also has an intermediate goal of reaching 20% female participation in the governing bodies by 2025 and the absence of all-male boards among WIG20, mWIG40 and sWIG80 companies. CEOs and Chairs of listed companies or companies with more than 100 employees may join the initiative.

El Club del 30% es una iniciativa global fundada por Dame Helena Morrissey en el Reino Unido en el año 2010. Desde entonces, se ha convertido en una misión con presencia en 16 países alrededor del mundo, que tiene como propósito alcanzar al menos el 30% de representación femenina en las juntas directivas y cargos ejecutivos a nivel mundial.

Reconociendo la importancia de la mujer en la sociedad, esta iniciativa llega a Colombia con el objetivo de conseguir la cuota mínima de participación femenina en las juntas directivas de las empresas para 2023.

En Colombia, según nuestro aliado académico, el Centro de Estudio en Gobierno Corporativo del CESA, quien hizo un análisis en empresas emisoras de valor, el 8,4% de estas juntas directivas son presididas por una mujer; asimismo, su participación como miembros es de tan solo el 17%.

Es por esto, que el Club del 30% trabaja por generar mayor diversidad y equidad en los altos cargos de las compañías, teniendo como certeza que el balance de género en estos espacios lleva a resultados financieros, administrativos y humanos extraordinarios.

Recognizing Chile´s distinct corporate governance framework, the aim of the 30% Club Chile is to include both board Chairs and CEOs to achieve better gender balance at board level, as well at senior management levels. In order to achieve this, we are working closely with Ministerio de la Mujer y Equidad de Género. We do not believe mandatory quotas are the right approach. Instead, we are building a strong foundation of business leaders who are committed to meaningful, sustainable gender balance in business leadership. Our name comes from an aspirational goal that we believe can be achieved in Chile ough focused efforts by the business community. As in all business ventures, ‘what gets measured gets managed’ – a numeric goal provides real impetus for change, and our goal is for 30% of board seats and C-Suites to be held by women by 2025.

The 30% Club Chile:

  • Enlists support from corporations listed on the IPSA, IGPA and multinationals
  • Has no membership fees
  • Has no quotas
  • Allows you to signal your commitment as an industry leader to gender balanced leadership

 

Support us: EY, Woom up, First Job

GLOBAL CHAIR, ANN CAIRNS, TALKS TO BBC RADIO 4 ABOUT WOMEN ON BOARDS AND AT SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEVEL
 LISTEN HERE

OUR FOCUS

We support diversity in its very broadest sense and while gender has been our starting point, we fully realise that considerations of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and beyond are all part of the journey - and that gender identities are themselves evolving rapidly. We believe that only those organisations that foster truly inclusive cultures - cultures that embrace women who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently - can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities.

 


 

OUR 2023 TARGETS

  • Beyond 30% representation of women on all FTSE 350 boards, to include one person of colour 
    We support the Parker Review goals for at least one person of colour on every FTSE 350 board - in addition, we advocate for gender balance with half these seats going to women, creating 175 board seats for women of colour.
     
  • Beyond 30% representation of women on all FTSE 350 Executive Committees, to include one person of colour 
    We advocate for gender balance with half these seats going to women, creating 175 executive committee roles for women of colour
     
  • Beyond 30% of all new FTSE 350 Chair appointments to go to women between now and 2023

 

OUR 2020 TARGET  

  • Beyond 30% representation of women at senior management level of FTSE 100 companies (ExCo + direct report levels) 

 

The 30% Club is always open to dialogue with organisations around their progress against these targets – this appetite for constructive engagement is supported by our Diverse Women working group.


 

OUR STORY 

The 30% Club campaign was set up in 2010 with the aim of achieving a minimum of 30% female representation on FTSE 100 boards by 2015. That target was reached in September 2018, and the percentage currently stands at 36.9%*, up from 12.5% when we launched the campaign in 2010.

As of 2016, we extended the scope of our original target to a minimum of 30% women on FTSE 350 boards by 2020. This extended target was reached in September 2019, and the percentage currently stands at 35%*, up from 23% when we set the target.

This progress has been achieved thanks to the leadership of our Chair and CEO members and numerous other stakeholders that have collaborated to drive change. While we celebrate reaching these boardroom milestones, both targets were minimum objectives and there is still much work to do to achieve better gender balance at the top of businesses: 101* companies have still not reached 30% women on their boards.

Now under Ann Cairns' leadership, as Global Chair of the campaign, our energies remain concentrated on supporting more women into senior roles, both executive and non-executive. Women remain significantly underrepresented as Chairs and CEOs and on Executive Committees of FTSE 350 companies, and more focus is needed to achieve diverse and inclusive cultures.

The 30% Club believes that companies with a good balance of men and women in senior roles have better insights into their customers and market opportunities, make better decision, perform better financially and better serve their communities.

For further detail on the campaign see booklet and video clip below. 

​​*BoardEx, 5 January 2021

 

MEMBERSHIP

UK membership is primarily targeted at Chairs and CEOs of listed companies - if not within the FTSE 350 organisations need to have a workforce of 250 employees or more to qualify for membership. Our memberships "asks" can be accessed here: CEO Membership Asks & Chair Membership Asks. If interested in signing up to the campaign, please email Laura Whitcombe to find out more. 
 


 

FURTHER DETAIL

  • Click here to download our 30% Club information booklet (see appendix for latest available statistics on female representation in the FTSE 350)
  • View Brenda Trenowden CBE, Former Global Chair, talking about the campaign:

View Mark Wilson's thoughts on signing up to the senior management commitment outlined by the 30% Club in his capacity as former Group CEO of Aviva plc (the first FTSE 100 CEO to lend his name to the campaign): 
 

 

Proud to be a Friend of the OECD Forum:
 

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2021年7月30日:インベスターグループ パネルディスカッションを開催 日本語 | English
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30% Clubとは:

30% Clubは2010年に英国で創設された、取締役会を含む企業の重要意思決定機関に占める女性割合の向上を目的とした世界的キャンペーンです。17ヵ国で展開されており展開国の数は増え続けています。


30% Club Japanの設立とビジョン:

30% Club Japan は、只松 美智子氏が創設し、2019年5月1日に正式に活動を開始しました。
30% Club Japan は、取締役会やマネージメントチーム等、企業の意思決定機関における健全なジェンダーバランスは、企業のガバナンス強化はもちろん、持続的成長の促進、そして国際的競争力の向上、ひいては持続可能な日本社会の構築に寄与するものと考えます。
30% Club Japan は、企業、機関投資家、政府、メディア、プロフェッショナルファーム、エクゼクティブサーチファーム、大学等が協働する「統合的アプローチ」で企業はもちろん社会全体に働きかける様々なイニシアチブを展開し、効率的・網羅的に企業のダイバーシティを実現します。


30% Club Japanの目標:

TOPIX100の女性役員割合:2030年をめどに  30% 
2020年7月末時点TOPIX100 女性役員割合は12.9%です。詳細のデータはこちら
※役員は取締役と監査役と定義しています


30% Club Japanの活動内容:

30% Club Japanの取り組みは、ワーキンググループを通して実践されます。現在4つのワーキングループが創設され、それぞれでサブグループを形成し活発に活動を展開しています。TOPIX100のメンバーを中心メンバーとする「TOPIX 社長会」、機関投資家のサブグループ「インベスター・グループ」、メディアのサブグループ「メディア・グループ」、そして、大学のサブグループ「大学グループ」。詳細は下の「Working Groups」をご確認ください。


メンバーシップ:

企業のCEO、会長、ボード議長、または同等のポジションの方が30% Club Japanのメンバーとなることが可能です。メンバー条件の詳細は以下までお問い合わせください。
info30percentclubjp@shiseido.com


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The 30% Club is a global campaign led by Chairs and CEOs taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels. Under the leadership of Global Chair, Ann Cairns, the campaign continues to expand its international footprint with presence in fourteen countries/ regions around the world.


In October 2018 the 30% Club advanced its global mission to foster gender balance on boards and C-suites in Brazil by joining forces with Brazil’s Call For Action Movement (CFAM). CFAM, was a local business-led initiative launched in 2017 in response to an annual survey conducted by Enlight on the level of female representation on Brazilian Boards. The 2017 survey report highlighted a lack of progress over the prior three years and recognized the importance of setting aspirational voluntary goals to drive progress. 
We support diversity in its very broadest sense and while gender has been our starting point, we fully realize that considerations of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and beyond are all part of the journey - and that gender identities are themselves evolving rapidly. We believe that only those organizations that foster truly inclusive cultures - cultures that embrace women who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently - can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities.

The 30% Club Chapter Brazil is inviting listed companies to set the following aspirational targets:

  • zero all male boards on IBrX 100 listed companies by 2021 (targeting 34 companies with all male boards in 2020)
  • at least 30% women on boards of B3 IBrX 100 listed companies by 2025

 

2021 will see a strong focus on intensifying engagement with Chairs and CEOs encouraging laggard companies with all-male boards or one & done boards to join the campaign and to appoint at least 30% women on boards by 2025. The over-arching strategy is to act as a public voice for gender balance on boards and leadership teams by working collaboratively with other bodies to spread awareness, grow the pipeline and stimulate demand primary to increase female board directors in Brazil. Please click here to download a copy of the Brazilian 30% Club Information Booklet in Portuguese.
 

MEMBERSHIP 
Brazil membership is primarily targeted at Chairs, Board Members and CEOs of listed companies at B3. Membership is free. For further information please email: 

Anna Maria Guimarães - aguimaraes@30percentclub.org or ​

Olivia Ferreira - oferreira@30percentclub.org

Business Engage launched 30% Club East Africa on 24 October in Nairobi. Since the launch event, interest has been received from a number of other corporates and the next event is being planned for June 2019.

A local team is being developed to assist in driving the initiative in East Africa.

The BoardWalk and LeadersWalk events will be rolled out in East Africa as well.

On March 22, 2017, Borsa Istanbul (BIST) hosted the launch of the 30% Club’s Turkey Chapter as a business-led campaign, aimed at improving corporate boards’ gender diversity. The founding members of the 30% Club Turkey represent most of Turkey’s powerful business groups that collectively dominate the stock market.

The 30% Club in Turkey is a spin-off from the Independent Women Directors Project, that was initiated by Sabancı University’s Corporate Governance Forum when the Capital Markets Board of Turkey amended its Corporate Governance Guidelines in 2012, recommending that companies set a target level of no less than 25% women on their boards. The Forum, which maintains a database of female talent and tracks improvement in BIST boards’ gender diversity, facilitates and coordinates the 30% Club Turkey campaign.

The Steering Committee of the 30% Club Turkey has the following targets:

  • 30% participation of women in the boards of BIST Star Market and Main Market companies by 2025 (representing an increase of 109% from 14.3% in 2016)
  • 30% women in the top executive team (representing an increase of 100% from 15% in 2016)
  • Zero all-male boards in BIST 100 companies by 2025 (targeting 38 companies with all-male boards as of 2016)

These targets correspond to approximately a three-fold increase in the number of professional women on corporate boards from the current level considering that half of the women sitting on corporate boards today are members of controlling shareholder families.

2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

Please click the below links to reach the 30 Percent Club Turkey Campaign's 2020 Activity Report.

EN VERSION

TR VERSION

(Video is only available in Turkish)

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The 30% Club MENA is a regional volunteer effort of multi-sector leaders working together towards better representation of women on boards and in senior level positions.  We work in collaboration to accelerate pace of change and support the growth of a healthy pipeline of talented and capable women that are ready to serve in senior positions across various sectors.

We strongly believe that business-led change is the right way forward; and as such, we support women to realize their potential through mentorship, executive education, research, and we also advocate good governance to support women to serve on boards.

The 30% Club MENA chapter was established in 2015.

@30PerClub_GCC

The 30% Club Italy was launched on October 26th 2015 as a business-led, not-for-profit initiative aimed at reaching at least a 30% participation of women in leadership (executive positions and boards) by 2020.

The main challenge is increasing women's participation in organizational leadership (executive and top-middle levels) particularly in large companies. Currently, women CEOs are 4% in companies above 200 ML turnover (10% in companies below 50 ML); women executives are less than 10% and women in middle-top management positions (dirigenti) are approximately 16%. Women in boards of stock-listed and government participated companies are approaching 30% (currrently 28%) due to gender quotas introduced by law in 2011.

The primary focus of the 30% Club in Italy will be to grow women’s participation in executive positions (two levels below CEO). Augmenting presence at this level will help create a women CEO pipeline; help drive women’s participation beyond the functional areas where they have traditionally been confined and favor cooptation of women from lower ranks of management and inspire them.

A secondary focus will be on board presence.  We wish to increase women participation in boards not affected by the law, to improve the level of women’s participation in boards and to ensure that, when the law expires, women’s presence will not regress.

More information available on our Information Booklet on our Manifesto and on our Guidelines

Read our reports Più donne nel management Più opportunità per il Paese (September 13th 2016) and Competere e crescere con tutti i talenti (November 24th, 2016).

      @30percentclubit

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Recognizing Canada’s distinct corporate governance framework, the aim of the 30% Club Canada is to include both board Chairs and CEOs to achieve better gender balance at board level, as well at senior management levels. Our mission is at least 30% representation of ALL women on all boards and C-suites globally. We support diversity in its very broadest sense and while gender has been our starting point, we fully realize that considerations of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and beyond are all part of the journey - and that gender identities are themselves evolving rapidly. We believe that only those organizations that foster truly inclusive cultures - cultures that embrace women who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently - can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities.

We do not believe mandatory quotas are the right approach. Instead, we are building a strong foundation of business leaders who are committed to meaningful and sustainable inclusive leadership. As in all business ventures, ‘what gets measured gets managed’ – a numeric goal provides real impetus for change, and our goal is for 30% of board seats and C-Suites to be held by women by 2022.

In order to achieve this, we are collaborating with and amplifying the work of Catalyst, who takes an intersectional lens and solid research to focus on organizational impact that makes workplaces more inclusive. Initiatives of importance include Catalyst Accord and CEO Champions of Change, pledging to advance more women, including Black women, into all levels of leadership. Catalyst also publishes excellent and informative research and tools that promotes intersectional inclusion and the combatting of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous systemic racism – check out our resources section for the latest content.

The 30% Club Canada also collaborates with the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance and their member organizations to include change at the board table and in the C-Suite; as well as the Investor Group, a group of asset owners and asset managers committed to exercising their ownership rights to encourage increased representation of women on corporate boards and in executive management positions in Canada.

The 30% Club Canada:

  • Enlists support from corporations listed on the S&P/TSX
  • Has no membership fees
  • Has no quotas
  • Allows you to signal your commitment as an industry leader to gender balanced leadership

 

Join today! Email us at: Mailbox.30PercentClubCanada@cibc.com

Don’t forget to check out our resources section for important content from our partners on taking an intersectional approach to inclusion!

@30percentclubCA

The 30% Club Southern Africa launched in September 2014.

JSE Top 40 - 19.87% 
Target 30% by 2020

 

 

30% Club launches inaugural report on the state of gender on JSE listed boards

 

https://30percentclub.org/assets/uploads/FINAL_30_Club_JSE_Research_Media_Release_7November18.pdf

https://30percentclub.org/assets/uploads/The_State_of_Gender_on_JSE_Listed_Boards_Web.pdf

 

@30ClubSA

 

About 30% Club Malaysia

The 30% Club is a global business-led campaign focussed on building an ecosystem of partners towards a common goal – the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). We achieve this through working with corporates to emphasise gender balance within Boards and C-Suites as well work together towards sustainable change and progress.

The Malaysian Chapter of the 30% Club, was launched in May 2015 with the aim of improving diversity on the Malaysian corporate boards and senior management.

Through its activities, 30% Club Malaysia aims to activate the Chairs and CEOs to be visible in adopting diversity, equity and inclusion best practices in their organisations as well as engage wider stakeholders with market influence.

When we began our journey in 2015, we began to work towards getting 30% representation of women on the boards of Malaysian GLCs and Top 300 PLCs by 2020. We do not believe that a mandatory quota is necessary to reach the 30% target and we continue to work alongside the regulators to increase women's participation in boards.

Our Focus

To increase women's participation in boards, the 30% Club Malaysia will continue to work alongside our regulators and build an ecosystem of corporations to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion, driving sustainable corporate growth.

The 30% Club Malaysia will continue to activate the movement for Chairs/CEO to encourage and be seen to place women on boards, leadership positions and be an active participant of the 30% Club. We will work to engage influencers to continuously demonstrate that women on boards and in leadership is good for business. We will also enable the talent pipeline of candidates to seize opportunities that will place them in leadership/board positions

As the world increasingly works in a collaborative manner, the 30% Club will seek to strategically partner with organisations that will jointly amplify our goal to increase the representation of women on boards and in senior leadership positions.

Let’s work together

The 30% Club Malaysia welcomes collaborations with corporations and organisations to accelerate the representations of women on boards.

If you are an individual who is interested to explore opportunities as a woman director, or if you are interested in engaging qualified women onto your organisation’s board, contact Mazlina (Secretariat) at 30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

@30percentclub_m

 

Our aim is to support the achievement of a minimum of 30% Gender Balance at all senior decision-making tables across Ireland, including Boards and c-Suite.  We are business led, representing the needs of our supporter organisations, and the daily workings of the group are managed by a volunteer panel representing a cross section of those organisations.

We deliver our strategy through three key pillars

1. Activating senior leaders – engaging chairs and CEO’s to drive change, and supporting organisations in their diversity endeavours, with a specific focus on gender.

2. Influencing those with power to drive change – influencing at a national level on diversity related topics and working complementary to other national change initiatives including Balance for Better Business, the State Boards Diversity Initiative, Citizens  Assembly on Gender Equality and other interest groups.

3. Enabling Future Women Leaders – supporting the development of talent pipeline thought mentoring, executive education scholarships and board ready initiatives

We are also supported by a range of industry sub-group activities focusing on Financial Services, Professional Services, Public Sector, Pharma, Food & Drink and Technology

Since February 2019 we are also very proud to name Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese as our joint patrons.

"Martin and I have always worked as a partnership and supported each other throughout our careers. Becoming patrons of the 30% Club to promote gender diversity is something we are both equally passionate about. Achieving real progress on gender diversity, is equally about men and women working together for change. Gender equality is a rising tide of talent, appreciation of all skill, and opportunity for all.”

Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland

For more information, or to progress conversations on becoming a supporter organisation contact Gillian Harford, Country Executive gillian@gharford.ie

@30percentclubie


30% Club HK and The Women’s Foundation release video to highlight the lack of gender diversity on Hong Kong Boards

HONG KONG, November 6, 2018 The low number of women on company boards remains a pressing issue in Hong Kong. Along with the 30% Club HK, The Women’s Foundation have been long time advocates for more diverse corporate boards. Echoing Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s strong call on all listed companies to appoint more women on their boards in her annual policy speech last month, we have taken a fresh approach to address the issue - presenting a light-hearted video “Flipping the Script”, available in both Cantonese and English. With this video, we aim to emphasise the fact that women are underrepresented in Hong Kong boardrooms, highlighting the urgent need for greater public awareness around increasing gender diversity on boards.

 

Please click here for a copy of the full Press Release


The 30% Club Hong Kong launched in March 2013 and is working to bring more women onto Hong Kong corporate boards by:

  • raising awareness among chairs and business leaders of the benefits of gender diversity;
  • inspiring debate and discussion;
  • supporting initiatives to build the pipeline of women in executive and non-executive roles.


The 30% Club Hong Kong recognizes that gender diversity is good for the overall effectiveness of the boardroom – and therefore is good for business. Besides benefiting companies, greater board diversity will also benefit Hong Kong. As a global financial centre with an abundant talent pool of highly qualified women, we believe Hong Kong is well positioned to become a leader in board diversity.

@30percentclubhk

The 30% Club Australia launched in May 2015 with the primary objective of campaigning for 30 per cent women on ASX 200 boards by the end 2018. Nicola Wakefield-Evans is the Country Lead and is working closely with the Steering Committee, our Ambassador Chairs and a number of Working Groups and valued supporters from around the country in promoting the benefits of diversity at all levels of business. In March 2019 the 30% Club announced a new objective for 30 per cent women on ASX 300 boards by the end of 2021. The 30% Club will continue to focus on the boards of ASX 200 companies that have not reached the 30 per cent target. 

Please click here to download a copy of the Australian 30% Club Information Booklet. 

@30pctAustralia


Members


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    Andrzej Antoń

    Chair of the Supervisory Board

    Blue Media

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    Dominika Bettman

    Chief Executive Officer

    Siemens Poland

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    Katarzyna Byczkowska

    Managing Director

    BASF Polska

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    Bartosz Ciołkowski

    General Manager for Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

    Mastercard Europe

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    Julien Ducarroz

    Chief Executive Officer

    Orange Polska

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    Aneta Kocemba

    Managing Director, GBSS Poland Lead

    Credit Suisse Poland

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    Andrzej Kozłowski

    Chief Executive Officer, General Director

    Emitel

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    Piotr Misztal

    Chair of the Supervisory Board

    Summa Linguae

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    Paweł Przewięźlikowski

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ryvu Therapeutics

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    Jarosław Szymczuk

    General Director

    IBM Poland and Baltics

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    Jacek Świderski

    Chief Executive Officer

    Wirtualna Polska

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    James Van Bergh

    Chair of the Supervisory Board

    Benefit Systems

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    Krzysztof Walenczak

    Managing Director, Chief Country Officer

    Société Générale Branch in Poland

Partners

30% Club Poland partners with supporting institutions which donate their time and resources to help champion meaningful, sustainable change in the gender balance of boards and leadership.

Steering Committee

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    Nicola Wakefield Evans

    Chair 30% Club Australia

    Lend Lease

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    Patricia Cross

    Macquarie Group Limited

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    Jillian Segal AM

    The Observerships Program

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    Cathy Walter AM

    Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited

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    Susan Oliver

    Simonds Homes Ltd

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    Carmel Mortell

    KPMG

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    Elizabeth Shaw

    KPMG

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    Juliet Bourke

    Adjunct Professor

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    Jane Neale

    HattonNeale

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    Susan Roberts

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    Carolyn Kay

    Non Executive Director

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    Catriona Noble

    ANZ

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    Joanne Gilroy

    Executive 30% Club Australia

    AICD

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  • Santiago, Chile

    Last Wednesday 16th June, a closing activity was carried out remotely, where some of the mentors and the guided ones transmitted their experience as part of the program.

    Last January, the Intercompany Mentoring Program organized by the 30% Club Chile and WoomUp began, with the aim of contributing to development and promoting cultural change towards diversity and gender inclusion in Chilean companies by increasing the number of women in board and senior management positions.

    A total of five large companies have participated in this program: Anglo American, Antofagasta Minerals, Colbún, Mastercard and Walmart. During the program, 51 executives were trained as mentors to guide 51 female professionals from other companies participating in the program during its duration.

    Among the participating mentors, Patricio Sandoval, Country Manager of Mastercard Chile, was the first to provide his vision. “Activities like this make possible to guarantee leadership development. At Mastercard we feel strongly committed to participate in this program”, he said. Gonzalo Gebara, CEO of Walmart Chile, continued, highlighting that “it was a huge opportunity for mutual learning and the possibility of sharing different experiences”.

    Finally, Thomas Keller, General Manager of Colbún, provided his insight about the program. "The fact that the program is Intercompany has allowed it to be a tremendous experience of mutual learning, to a greater degree than traditional mentoring. In addition, it generates a very valuable complicity in the discussion," he commented.

    Meanwhile, the guided women who intervened to give their vision were Bárbara García, Recruitment and Selection Leader of Antofagasta Minerals, and Pamela García, Planning Superintendent of Anglo American, who highlighted their satisfaction at being part of such a large network of women from diverse industries and backgrounds, and the fact that the program is intercompany to allow a broader and more diverse vision. It should be noted that 59% of the guided women reported that their employment situation at the end of the mentorship improved. In addition, 40% of the mentors also indicated that their employment situation improved at the end of the mentoring. This shows that a mutually beneficial relationship is forged in this process.

    After the training of the mentors, the guided women of the participating companies were able to attend various masterclasses, training and mentoring sessions to help them analyze their professional development goals and maximize their career.

    María Pía Aqueveque, Chair of the 30% Club Chile, wanted to close the day with a few words of farewell. “ Our goal is that this program means a first big step in creating a new collaborative business culture that will allow us to reach at least 30% of women in senior positions and boards by 2025”, she concluded.

  • Santiago, Chile

    Because education is vital to narrow the gender gap, we invite you to the digital talk "Scholarships and Gender Focus: An imperative for closing the gap", held in conjunction with the Adolfo Ibáñez University and in collaboration with Proyecto Moms. In this instance, you will be able to learn about the new MBA Scholarship program.

    Dare to be part of this change together with the 30% Club Chile!

    You can sign up here: https://mkg.uai.cl/postgrados-nuevo/charlas/lanzamiento-becas-equidad-de-genero-club/page/contact

    Also, you can write an email to: maria.milia@uai.cl


     

  • Santiago, Chile

    Despite the progress made in recent decades, gender inequality in the global labor market is still very high. If we look at our country, the figures are among the lowest: in Chile only 5% of companies have female general managers, while women make up more than 53% of professional education enrollments.

    With the aim of contributing to the development and promoting the change that the national industry needs, the first Inter-company Mentoring Program of the 30% Club will be held in Chile, which was launched on Wednesday, January 6.

    María Pía Aqueveque, Chair of Club 30% Chile, explains that "the Club is a campaign founded in the United Kingdom with the objective of achieving a minimum of 30% female representation on the Boards of Directors of the 350 companies with the highest FTSE 350 valuation in London. Since its inauguration in 2010, the participation of women on the boards of directors in that country increased from 8.8% to 32.2% in 2020".

    Today there are chapters in 17 countries," she adds, "calling today in Chile for the leadership of the Presidents of Boards and CEOs of IPSA, IGPA and multinational listed companies, as well as the commitment of the nominating committees, to advance in generating true gender balance in Chilean companies with a view to business sustainability".

    The Inter-company Mentoring Program will have the participation of five companies: Anglo American, Antofagasta Minerals, Colbún, Mastercard and Walmart. Fifty-one executives (10/11 from each of these companies) will be trained as mentors to guide 51 female professionals from other participating companies during the process, thus forming 51 inter-company working pairs. The program will be carried out by the social enterprise WoomUp, who specialize in mentoring and networking programs to boost women's careers.

    Among the mentors are our members Iván Arriagada (CEO of AMSA), Thomas Keller (General Manager at Colbún) and Hernán Rodríguez (President of Colbún), Patricio Sandoval (Country Manager Mastercard Chile) and Gonzalo Gebara (CEO of Walmart Chile).

    The program begins with the training of mentors, who will be provided with content to enable them to work effectively with a gender focus. At the same time, the mentors will participate in various Masterclasses, where they will analyze their professional development objectives. Afterwards, mentoring sessions will be held for a period of four months, during which training sessions will continue to be held, providing the mentored women with the necessary tools so that they can boost their professional careers to the highest level, promoting their arrival at the highest positions within the companies.

    This mentoring seeks to advance the cultural change of diversity and inclusion in three ways through the active interaction of the companies. First, mentors and mentorees complete their strategic vision for their career development. Second, mentors will have a broader view of the challenges of career development from the experience of their mentees. And third, that in the future, active career sponsorship spaces are generated, that is, that mentors can recommend their mentorees.

    María Pía Aqueveque states that "our objective is that this Program means a first big step to advance in the cultural change around diversity and inclusion issues in Chile, which will allow us to reach at least a 30% participation of women in high positions and boards of directors by 2025". He specifies that "this objective can only be achieved with the commitment of company managers, both men and women, to work together to change the paradigm and achieve gender equity in the workplace".

    Hernán Rodríguez, 30% Club Member and Chairman of the Board of Colbún and one of the mentors of this first program, confirms the urgency for national companies to assume this commitment, pointing out that "there will be no progress if we do not work actively. Looking at ourselves and asking why there is a lower percentage of female leadership in our strategic initiatives has been important for us to realize practices and a culture that we must change".

  • Santiago, Chile

    This event, organized by 30% Club together with Walmart Chile and WoomUp, is the third CEO's meeting of the 30% Club de Chile, convened by its member Gonzalo Gebara, CEO of Walmart Chile.

    As part of the commemoration of a new International Women's Day, last Friday morning, 12th March, a prominent group of business leaders gathered to talk and discuss about gender equality. Under the name "Collaborate to advance", this instance was directed by Gonzalo Gebara, CEO of Walmart Chile, and was attended by Roberta Valenca (General Manager of The Coca Cola Company for Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay), Thomas Keller (Manager General of Colbún), Nicolás Goldstein (Executive President of Accenture Chile) and Marta Colet (CEO of Aguas Andinas).

    The event, organized by 30% Club, Walmart Chile and WoomUp, arises as a propitious opportunity to thoroughly discuss and reflect on the value of gender equity for companies, in addition to guiding towards the actions we must take to accelerate the change.

    Gonzalo Gebara, CEO of Walmart Chile, opened the meeting by highlighting the importance of gender equality and introducing each of the participants. Marta Colet, CEO of Aguas Andinas, was the first to present her vision and highlighted the challenge caused by the pandemic. “We believe that the health crisis has been an excellent opportunity to promote equity, since the way of working from home does not distinguish between genders. Here, coresponsibility is very important when it comes to dividing up the housework”, she said.

    Another aspect that was put on the table was the effect of female participation within organizations and the need to bridge the gap. In this sense, Nicolás Goldstein, Executive President of Accenture Chile, underlined the importance of diversity in companies to generate products and services with a multidisciplinary perspective. “When women go up, we all go up. Companies with more than 33% women have ten times higher profits”, he commented.

    Roberta Valenca, General Manager of The Coca Cola Company for Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay, continued talking about how we can generate accountability on gender equity issues within organizations. "By bringing women into the workforce and in leadership positions, gross domestic product and company profits would grow", she said. "At Coca Cola we are convinced that success and growth come hand in hand with diversity and inclusion", she concluded.

    Normally, gender equity is raised as an ethical imperative rather than highlighting the great benefit it presents for companies. Along these lines, Thomas Keller, General Manager of Colbún, commented that "organizations must show the entire workforce that the company does better if it advances in gender inclusion".

  • Santiago, Chile

    In order to promote diversity and inclusion on the boards, as well as increase the incorporation of women in the Senior Management of companies, the Institute of Directors of Chile, IdDC, awarded two scholarships for its corporate governance program "Effective Directories" 2020.

    Ana María Rabagliati from Antofagasta Minerals and Gabriela Feierabend from Willis Towers Watson were the winners. After receiving the news, Ana María Rabagliati, Vice President of Human Resources at Antofagasta Minerals, said us that she was “very enthusiastic and grateful for the opportunity they have given me to participate in this program. I believe that it will give me effective tools to contribute from my role as director and acquire knowledge that will allow me to strengthen my contribution to the development of good corporate governance of companies. ”

    At the same time, Gabriela Feierabend, CFO of Willis Towers Watson Chile, said us she is “very grateful to be able to participate and earn this scholarship for the Directory Efectivos program. I firmly believe in gender equality and that there is no barrier in women if we believe in ourselves. I hope that this program will give us a different perspective as directors and how to act in this 'new reality' in a responsible and effective way ”.

    The scholarship was focused on women candidates from the companies associated with the Club of 30%, with an experience of at least 15 years, of which the last 5 have been in leadership positions and roles and who are currently aspiring to be board member.

  • Santiago, Chile

    “There will be no progress if one doesn’t work actively. Looking at each other and wonder why the absence of female leadership in our strategic initiatives, has been important to think about our culture that we must change”, says Hernán Rodríguez, President of Colbún Energía and Member of the 30% Club Chile. 

    Hernán Rodríguez, President of Colbún Energía and Member of the @ 30% Club Chile

    At the same time, Juan Carlos Eichholz told us “How diversity culture and female leadership attributes are very necessary at digital age. In addition, there are experiments that have shown that teams work improves when there is 30% as minimum representation".

    Ricardo Falú, GG of AES Gener told us about his successful experience incorporating 50% of women at work in Colombia and the support to them. Both companies are competition, but they are collaborating and sharing best practices.

  • Santiago, Chile

    In our first activity, Ann Cains, Global President of the 30% Club and UK MasterCard Executive Vice President, welcomed us and shared the experience in the UK and other countries and how they have been able to achieve their goals.

    Participants could share different best practices, policies and vision of the impact of diversity in their organizations, interest in Club of 30% Chile purpose, in particular for CEOs and Presidents, through the Investor Group and in the redefinition of merit and talent search.

    Different key players took part in this event such as Ivan Arriagada, Chief Executive Officer AMSA; Ana Maria Rabagliati, VP of  Human Resources AMSA; Rene Aguilar, VP of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability AMSA; Cecilia Arrue, Corporate Technical Manager Processing Minera Zaldivar; Rosario Orchard, VP of Planning and Control Management Minera Centinela; Paula Aguirre, VP of Finance Minera Antucoya and Edgar Rojas, VP of Organizational Development AMSA.

  • 34 Mayfair, London

  • The Royal Institution, London

    Hosted in collaboration with the 30% Club, the Gender Balance Summit features a fascinating and diverse line up of speakers, storytellers and performers. At London’s Barbican in 2019, this included pioneering entrepreneur, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH; comedian turned mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, and poet and former gang member, Karl Lokko. 

    • For further detail and pricing see here.
    • To register contact: katherine@moving-ahead.org
  • America Square Conference Centre, London

    **The 30% Club is delighted to be partnering with City & Financial Global and Women in Banking & Finance for this 4th edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit 2020**

    SEE BELOW FOR 20% DISCOUNT FOR 30% CLUB SUPPORTERS

    As part of its well-established portfolio of high-level diversity events, many of which have enjoyed government support, City & Financial Global is delighted to be organising the 4th edition of the Annual Women in Finance Summit organised in partnership with Women in Banking & Finance and held in central London on the 12th of February 2020.

    This high-profile forum builds on the success of the previous related events that City & Financial Global and its partners have held. For instance, the inaugural Women in Finance Summit, which took place on the 24 January 2017 and attracted 250+ senior FS industry delegates, government officials and regulators from the UK and beyond. For further information, I kindly refer you to the following video link. Another example is The Vote 100 Women Summit, held in London in last April, at which a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Edward’s wife, the Countess of Wessex, was a keynote speaker and participant.

    To view images and highlight clips from related City & Financial events visit the diversity portfolio section of the Women in Finance website.

    What will be discussed this year?

    • Why gender balance is a business imperative for the City. What are the key components for a successful career in the financial services industry?
    • How to balance and adapt cultures and systems to meet the needs of 21st century employees and markets
    • The progress made since the launch of the Women in Finance Charter and the Gender Pay Regulations – what the reports are showing and the impact these initiatives have had on the financial services sector
    • Delivering balance: What works and what doesn’t? What more can be done to identify the barriers to women entering and progressing in the financial services sector?
    • The Buck stops here: The role of leadership. Leadership by innovation
    • Why talent is an issue today. Talent & agility: Upskilling for tomorrow
    • Recruitment practices. Understanding unconscious recruitment biases. How to make the business case for investment in people
    • Best practice in effectively engaging men in implementation of gender diversity programmes and driving permanent and sustainable change across the financial services industry

    Previous speakers include:

    HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, Chair of The Women's Network Forum and Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance's Next Generation initiative; Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Chair, Treasury Select Committee, MP for Loughborough; The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Simon Kirby MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury; Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money; Brenda D.H. Trenowden CFA, Global Chair, 30% Club; Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard, Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management; Megan Butler, Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists, Financial Conduct Authority; Dr Helena Pankhurst, International Development, Women’s Rights Activist and Writer, Catherine McGuinness, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation; Dame Cilla Snowball DBE, Group Chairman and Chief Executive, AMV BBDO; Chair of The Women’s Business Council; Bob Wigley, Chairman, UK Finance, Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director of International and Executive Board Member, FCA, Yasmine Chinwala, Partner, New Financial and many others


    Standard Delegate Fee: £495.00 + VAT* (*Use code “WIF430C” to get 20% off the standard price and early bird fee available until 20th Dec)
    w: https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/womeninfinance2020     e: bookings@cityandfinancial.com  t:+44 (0) 1932 340

  • Kindly hosted by London Stock Exchange

    Event: Are You Missing Millions? | The commercial imperative for putting a gender lens on your business.
    Venue: London Stock Exchange
    Date: Friday 08 November, 2019
    Time: 07:30 - 09:30

    A members' event to celebrate the launch of the 30% Club's thought-provoking new report 'Are You Missing Millions? The commercial imperative for putting a gender lens on your business'. The event will include discussion with Kevin Ellis, Chairman & Senior Partner of PwC UK, Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Nick Read, CEO of Vodafone Group and Noel Quinn, Group CEO of HSBC.

  • The Landmark Hotel, London

     
     
       **The 30% Club is delighted to be supporting the 2019 FT summit**
     
    Join us in October for the return of the FT's summit on gender equality in business.
    30% Club members are entitled to a 15% discount to attend. Hear leaders share
    their stories of success and setbacks, learn from honest discussion about the
    obstacles stalling further progress, and take part in forward-looking, action-focused
    debate with the women and men driving change.
     
    The world is run by those with the most money and power, who for centuries have
    shaped hierarchies, cultural norms and the structure of how people live and work.
    Today, despite significant efforts from government and business to shift a greater
    share of money and power to women, this imbalance persists. The number of
    women at the top of FTSE 350 and S&P 500 companies has dropped in the last
    year, while the gender pay gap, investment gap and pensions gap all remain.
    Enforced transparency and societal pressure has brought hidden power inequalities
    to light and helped drive progress, but to achieve further meaningful change,
    business and policy leaders must show commitment to more action.The need for
    gender equality is widely accepted, yet progress on achieving this in
    the workplace is in danger of grinding to a halt.
     
    To claim your discount, please use the code 30CLUB when registering here.
  • Central Hall Westminster, London

    The 30% Club mentoring scheme, developed with the support of EY offers cross-company, cross-sector mentoring to women at every layer of the career pyramid. It aims to complement other schemes in the marketplace, or within individual organisations, where cross-company mentoring is usually only available to very senior women.

    Here in the UK the programme is delivered by Women Ahead, a social impact organisation working to create an inclusive society in which individuals and organisations can be at their best.  The initiative has had tremendous success and we have been able to scale and grow the offering with circa 2800 mentors and mentees and 100+ organisations now taking part in the programme.

    Registration for the 2019-20 cohort is now closed but to register interest for 2020-21 please contact Rebecca Davies at Rebecca.davies@moving-ahead.org or on 01491 579726.

  • Google, London

    This year will mark Moving Ahead’s inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit, hosted in partnership with the 30% Club. Featuring an outstanding lineup of speakers from sport, business, government, education and the arts, the event aims to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace and will explore broader themes and stories related to inclusion and diversity. 

    For further detail and pricing see here and final programme here.
    To register contact: katherine@moving-ahead.org

  • Grosvenor House, London

    The 30% Club is delighted to be partnering with Women in Finance Awards 2019.

    The Women in Finance Awards and Summit is taking place on the 26 June in London and will showcase the best female talent, diversity champions, game-changing organisations and role models who are breaking down the barriers to female progression within the finance industry. Attend the Summit for lively debate and discussion on the challenges within the sector and stay on for the Awards, where we celebrate the individuals who have worked tirelessly to redress the gender imbalance. Find out more on the Women in Finance website and book your place!  https://www.womeninfinance.co.uk/london/?utm_source=30percent&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=WIF2019

  • Hilton Bankside, London

    **The 30% Club is delighted to be partnering with the Law Society for this international symposium**

    The Power of Gender Equality to Transform the Business of Law: an International Symposium
    Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June 2019 | Hilton Bankside, London

    There is limited time left to secure your place at the Law Society’s international symposium on gender equality. The event is the culmination of the Law Society’s extensive research and insight and will bring together a host of experts to identify steps needed to achieve gender equality in the legal profession.

    It will also mark the centenary of women being admitted to practise law in the UK and celebrate the success of women in law globally.

    Hear from a range of high-profile speakers including pioneers from the legal profession, leading politicians, and campaigners – including Labour's Baroness Chakrabarti, CBE, Diageo PLC’s general counsel Siobhán Moriarty, and women's rights activist Helen Pankhurst CBE; plus many more.

    Find out more and register your place please see here.

  • London


    ***20% discount availablle***
    Supported by the 30% Club

     

    John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister & Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament for Loughborough, Chair of the House of Commons Treasury Committee will be speaking at the 3rd edition of the annual Women in Finance Summit, which City & Financial Global is organising in partnership with Women in Banking and Finance Association in central London on the 6th of June 2019.

    This high-profile forum builds on the success of the first Women in Finance Summit held at Bloomberg’s headquarters in January 2017, the second edition of the same event held in March 2018 and the Vote 100 Women Summit, held in London last April, at which a member of the British Royal Family, HRH the Countess of Wessex, was a keynote speaker and participant. Each of these three events attracted 250+ senior delegates.

    This year’s themes are:

    • What does the future of the financial services sector look like and what does this mean for the role of women? 
    • Two years since the launch of the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter – how has it impacted men and women at all levels of leadership? 
    • Transforming culture - how can we effectively change the way we recruit, promote gender diversity across the company and the way we work together?
    • Gender pay gap reporting – what are reports showing?   
    • Examining barriers faced by female executives and exploring what can be done to overcome them
    • Female empowerment through the eyes of men - how we can make the finance industry better for women. Which initiatives in the UK and beyond have worked and which haven’t?  
    • Recruitment practices as one of the key areas inhibiting the progression of women in the industry. What needs to change for firms to meet their gender targets? How do millennials see diversity?
    • The impact of technology such as AI on the workplace and the structure of work
    • How could women benefit from the latest developments in technology? How do you attract female talent in fintech

    Speakers include:

    • John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister
    • Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament for Loughborough, Chair of the House of Commons Treasury Committee
    • Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management & Founder, 30% Club
    • Brenda Trenowden CBE, Global Chair, 30% Club
    • Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Former CEO, Virgin Money
    • Vivienne Artz, President, Women in Banking and Finance & Global Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv
    • Abisola Barber, Trading Business Manager, Barclays International and Rising Star 2018 Award Winner
    • Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard
    • Yasmine Chinwala, Partner, New Financial
    • Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman, AFME, Patron, Women in Banking and Finance
    • Darryl Cooke, Partner, gunnercooke
    • Janet Cooper OBE, Partner, Tapestry Compliance LLP
    • Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance
    • Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, Founder & CEO, Tapoly
    • Richard Lacaille, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO), State Street Global Advisors Limited
    • Mary Macleod, Ambassador, London Women’s Forum & Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
    • Isabelle Manevy, Executive Coach
    • Elysia McCaffrey, Head of Gender Policy and Operations, the Government Equalities Office
    • Heather Melville OBE CCMI, Director & Head of Client Experience at PwC, Chair and NED, CMI Women, NED Enterprise Enfield, Patron, Women in Banking and Finance
    • Carolanne Minashi, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, UBS
    • Melissa Murphy, Senior Delivery Manager, Head of U.S. Regulatory Technology, Scotiabank
    • Lea Paterson, Executive Director, Bank of England
    • Janet Thomas, CEO, iRTM (intellect Design Risk, Treasury and Markets)
    • Bob Wigley, Chairman, UK Finance

    The full event programme and speaker list can be viewed on the event website by clicking the link below.
    Delegate Fees:
    £495.00 + VAT*
    *Use discount code ‘WIF30’ to receive a 20% discount off the above fee.
    Registration Options:
    *in all cases the code above must be mentioned for the discount to be applied.

    Website:

    https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/WomenInFinance2019

    Email:

    bookings@cityandfinancial.com

    Tel:

    01932 340115

  • London

    Women Returners Conference 13 May 2019, London

    Are you a professional women keen to return to work after a long career break? The 30% Club is supporting the Women Returners Conference on Monday 13 May 2019 in London. Join the return-to-work specialists for a motivating day of inspiration, advice and support. Learn from panels of successful returners and returner employers. Benefit from workshops on career direction, confidence and self-marketing. Meet informally with sponsors BBC Design + Engineering, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, EY, FDM Group, Fidelity International, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, O2 and St James Place Academy. Their previous conferences sold-out well in advance so find out more and book now 

     

  • Barbican, London

    This special event is open to all organisations. Our mission is to provide an engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking first-class live Barbican event that not only can be watched by a live guest audience, but also live-streamed and made available to to organisation as a series of podcasts and short films/ TED type talks post event.

    Women Ahead are seeking contributions to go towards covering the event costs and to providing a free downloadable pack for schools across the UK. Please see event outline here and fact sheet here (including info on the live-stream, the options, the timings etc.).

    We have curated a special range of speakers covering four groupings:

    • Inspirational storytelling and insights
    • Learning and thought-leadership  
    • Debate and discussion (two fireside debates on the gender pay gap and shared parental leave – with experts and leaders)
    • Performance and dance from world-class female artists.

    The speaker line up is still being finalised but see here for confirmed speakers to date.

  • Kindly hosted by Facebook, London

  • Kindly hosted by Warwick Business School, The Shard, London

  • Hilton Bankside Hotel, London

    The 30% Club is proud to partner with The Telegraph for their Women Mean Business Conference on 31 Ocotober 2018.
    The conference includes a top line-up of speakers including Brenda Trenowden CBE (Global Chair, 30% Club) and Helena Morrissey DBE (Founder, 30% Club)

    • Please see the full agenda here.
    • Tickets can be booked here.
    • To secure a 20% discount on tickets, please uses code: WMBTTC

     

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
    In support of The Telegraph’s major campaign, Women Mean Business; and in honour of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage,
    The Telegraph is hosting a grand finale event. They will be bringing the campaign to an audience of 300+, through a number of high
    profile keynote speakers, panels and on-stage interviews.

    The Women Mean Business Campaign launched in March 2018 with the signing of an open letter from 200 female founders and
    inspirational leaders. This was sent to the Government to address the lack of funding given to female founders (only 9% of VC
    funding).

    The live event, taking place in London in October, will see female founders of established startups, corporate c-suite executives and
    government representatives convene to address the lack of funding for female entrepreneurs. The event will also discuss the gender
    pay gap, equal opportunities and celebrate women in business through live debates and panels.
    The event will take place on Wednesday October 31, at the Hilton Bankside Hotel. The event will be chaired by chaired by Telegraph
    journalists and Women Mean Business founders, Victoria Harper and Claire Cohen.

    Top speakers

    • Brenda Trenowden CBE, head of FIG Europe and global chair, 30% Club
    • Helena Morrissey DBE, head of personal investing, Legal & General Investment Management and founder, 30% Club 
    • Allison Pearson, author, columnist and chief interviewer, The Telegraph
    • Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, vice president EMEA, Facebook
    • Mary Portas, executive creative director, Portas
    • Mishal Husain, presenter
    • Touker Sulleyman, entrepreneur and investor on Dragon’s Den
    • Natalie Cummins, chief executive officer, Zenith Media
    • Clare Balding, broadcaster, BT Sport
    • Dr Ian Campbell, chief executive, Innovate UK
    • Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Women and Equalities

    Formats

    • Workshops:Pitching, Investment, Mentoring, Hustling
    • Panel sessions
    • Keynote addresses: Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president EMEA, Facebook
    • Networking with VCs

    Hot topics for discussion

    • Is helping women in the workplace hindering men?
    • Exit strategies: when to leave the corporate world/ how to sell your company
    • Five steps to starting your idea and gaining investment
    • Closing the gender pay gap 
    • Is the discussion around inclusivity making men feel excluded?
    • Is the workplace losing out on a midlife workforce?
    • Identifying opportunities with investors to maximise funding opportunities and expertise to benefit female entrepreneurs
  • The Barbican, London

  • Royal Garden Hotel, London

    Supported by The 30% Club

    20% discount – see below*
     

    In October 2017 The Treasury Committee launched a new inquiry into Women in Finance focusing on HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter and the progress it has made. The Committee will seek to identify the barriers to women entering and progressing in the financial services industry and will examine the value to financial firms of having greater gender imbalance. It will also scrutinize the impact of Government and financial regulators as role models for good gender diversity practices.

    This high-profile forum builds on the success of the previous editions of the Women in Business and the Women in Finance summits, which both attracted 250+ senior delegates from across business, government and the regulatory community, both here and overseas.

    The conference will examine the role of the Government and financial regulators in addressing the imbalance of seniority between genders and determine what can be done to identify the barriers to women entering and progressing in the financial services sector.

    It will also review the progress made since the launch of the HM Treasury’s Charter and assess the impact the Charter has had on signatory companies, the benefits they are realising and the challenges the firms face in meeting their Charter commitments.

    Other topics include:

    • What is the UK Government’s strategy for ensuring that the potential of women in the boardroom and in the senior management of the financial services industry is being realised?
    • Enhancing female leadership, empowering productivity and harnessing the talents of women in financial services
    • Promoting “The Power of Equality” and moving towards closing “three Gs” – the participation gap, the remuneration gap and advancement gap
    • Gender Pay Regulations – what are the reports showing and what impact will they have on the financial services sector?
    • Aligning your passion with skill – what are the key components to a successful career in the financial services industry? Insights from successful women in the financial services world
    • What next? Moving forward and finding the ways to drive permanent and sustainable change across the financial services industry. Best practices to effectively engage men in implementation of your gender diversity programmes

    Join us and you will hear from and network with senior decision-makers in the FS industry:

    • Chairs, Chief Executives and other Board Directors
    • Female and male senior and middle management
    • Chairs, Chief Executives and senior female management in large private companies
    • Heads of HR, Remuneration, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Female business owners and entrepreneurs

    Speakers include:

    • Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Chair, Treasury Select Committee, MP for Loughborough
    • Joanna Place, Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England
    • Megan Butler, Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists, Financial Conduct Authority
    • Hilary Spencer, Director, The Government Equalities Office
    • Brenda D.H. Trenowden CFA, Global Chair, 30% Club
    • Mary Macleod, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry, Former Member of Parliament & Government Adviser
    • Penny Miller, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP
    • Kate Guthrie, Group Human Resources Director, CYBG
    • Bob Wigley, Chairman, UK Finance
    • Vivienne Artz, Global Chief Privacy Officer, Thomson Reuters & President, Women in Banking and Finance
    • Huw Evans, Director General, ABI
    • Sarah Boddey, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, EMEA & APAC, Northern Trust
    • Janet Cooper OBE, Partner, Tapestry Compliance LLP
    • Maria-Angélica Latorre, Global Head of Channel Management, IPC Systems
    • Mark Freed, CEO, E2W
    • Marieke Flament, Managing Director for Europe, Circle
    • Kate Grussing, Founder and Managing Director, Sapphire Partners
    • Denis Woulfe, Co-Chair, Men as Change Agents
    • Colin Passmore, Senior Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP
    • Janet Thomas, Managing Director, Infinity Capital Partners

    Costs:

    DELEGATE FEES

    £495.00 + VAT: £396.00 + VAT with code below.

    *DISCOUNT CODE: WIF230

    Book online at: www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/womeninfinance2018 (use code above)

    Email: bookings@cityandfinancial.com (quote code above)

    Call: +44 (0)1932 340115 (quote code above)

  • High Commission of Australia, London

    The 30% Club is delighted to support the OMFIF Gender Balance Index Launch (see further detail below)

    EVENT REGISTRATION
    If you'd like to register for the London event, please do so via this link
    If you'd like to register for the Singapore event, please do so via this link.

    GENDER BALANCE INDEX
    The annual Gender Balance Index tracks the presence of men and women in senior positions of public financial institutions globally, weighted by seniority.

    The 2017 report focused on central banks, showing that the sector is highly unbalanced when it comes to gender, with the disequilibrium becoming worse. The value of the overall index, which aggregates the performance of individual institutions weighted by their country's share of the global economy, stood at 30.6% in 2017 – a far cry from the 100% that would suggest a perfectly gender-balanced picture. 

    The 2018 edition of the Gender Balance Index expands the analysis to sovereign funds and public pension funds. We invite you to attend the launch of the 2018 findings which will be presented in both London and Singapore. Speakers include: Catherine Bradley, board member at the UK Financial Conduct Authority; Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, director general of economics and international relations, Banque de France; Jorgovanka Tabaković, governor, National Bank of Serbia; and Anna Trzecińska, deputy president of Narodowy Bank Polski. 

    LAUNCH EVENT DETAILS
    London
    Date: Wednesday 7 March, 17:30 GMT
    Venue: 
    The High Commission of Australia
    Strand, London
    WC2B 4LA
     

    Singapore
    Date: Wednesday 7 March, 16:00 SST
    Venue:
    Singapore Exchange
    2 Shenton Way #02-02 SGX
    Centre 1, Singapore
    068807

  • Kindly hosted by MI5, London

  • Queen Elizabeth Centre, London

  • Kindly hosted by the London Stock Exchange

  • Central Hall Westminster, London

    Speakers:

    • Welcome | Liz Dimmock, CEO, Women Ahead
    • Welcome | Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair, 30% Club
    • Welcome | Jayne Anne-Gahdia, Women in Finance Review, HM Treasury
    • Keynote | Dr. Michael Kimmel, “World’s Most Prominent Male Feminist”
    • Keynote and learning session | Kirk Vallis, Head of Creativity Development, Google
    • Panel discussion| Mentors and Mentees
  • Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

     

     

    The Financial Times & 30% Club invite you to join us for the next Women at the Top Summit - Transforming Leadership

    The 30% Club is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with the FT Women at the Top summit which returns in September to tackle one of the most complex challenges we face today: how to fix the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain and beyond.

    The composition of top UK management remains stubbornly uniform despite significant progress to make organisations more diverse and inclusive. The costs to companies and the economy of male dominated leadership are well documented. Yet many employers are still inadvertently turning away future leaders – male and female – by continuing business as usual.

    Join us to look at how leadership could be transformed over the next decade as the impact of policy changes becomes clear. Hear practical examples and insights from the most forward thinking business leaders, academics and policy makers tackling the gender imbalance and take part in action-focused debate to discover how you can effect change.

    We have negotiated a 15% discount only available to 30% Club members, a saving of £150 on a single ticket to this leading summit which can be activated by using the code 30CLUB when registering.  Further discounts are available for two or more bookings.

    SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
    Helena Morrissey CBE, 
    Founder, 30% Club; Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management
    Laszlo Bock, CEO, Humu; former SVP of People Operations, Google
    Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Laura Haynes, Chair, UN Women National Committee UK
    Turid Elisabeth Solvang, Founder and CEO, Future Boards
    Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva

    For the latest updates on the agenda, and information on registration please visit the website here.

  • Savoy, London

    The 30% Club is partnering with HM Treasury and the Women in Finance Charter for this awards event.

    Of all the industries in which women are poorly represented at a senior level, finance and financial services have the biggest challenge to address.Despite making up more than half the finance workforce, women continue to dramatically lag behind their male counterparts in leadership roles.“Women account for 23 per cent of board members and just 14 per cent of executive committee members across UK-regulated financial services companies. But this is nowhere near ideal.”The Women in Finance Awards is the finance industry’s largest diversity initiative, recognising the high-achievers, advocates, and role models for women in the sector.  Organised by GrowthBusiness.co.uk and What Investment magazine, we aspire to see gender balance at all levels in the world of finance. This isn’t just a matter of corporate responsibility; it’s a matter of national urgency.The event will bring together key stakeholders to raise awareness of the sector’s diversity problem, further the gender balance agenda, as well as to celebrate inclusion, leadership and finance excellence.The lack of women in this sector is already taking toll on financial institutions, and the time to address this is now. Join us on 29th June 2017 for an evening of celebration and dialogue at the inaugural edition of the Women in Finance Awards.  

    Nominations for the 2017 Women in Finance Awards will close on 28 February 2017.
    The Women in Finance Awards is open to advocates, supporters, and achievers in the world of finance, actively bridging the diversity gap in the sector. But for this initiative to be a resounding a success, we need to know who you believe the women and advocates that deserve recognition are.
    So we urge you to nominate someone – a colleague, partner, client, friend, whomever in finance – you feel should be celebrated on this very special evening.
    The judges will convene two weeks before the awards ceremony to review all of the shortlisted nominations. They will decide the winners based on written submissions, supporting materials and video assets, so please include as much information as possible within the word limit. Whether you’re nominating yourself, or someone you believe should win, please fill out the nomination form using the criteria (accessible via the link below) of the category most relevant to your entry. Remember, the judges will refer to each criteria to guide their decisions, so shape your entry accordingly. Each written submission should be at least 600 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. There is no cost to nominate, and you can enter as many categories as you wish.

    To nominate and for event information, please see more detail here.

  • Kindly hosted by Bloomberg, London

  • Kindly hosted by Standard Life, London

  • Australia House, London

    LAUNCH OF THE GPI GENDER BALANCE INDEX
    The 30% Club is partnering with the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) to launch their Global Public Investor Gender Balance Index on the 8th March in honour of International Women’s Day. The index tracks the balance between men and women in senior positions of central banks around the world.

    VENUE
    Australia House
    The Strand
    London
    8.15am - 10.30am

    PANELLISTS:
    Sandra Boss, Independent Director, Prudential Regulation Authority Board, Bank of England
    Joanna Place, Executive Director, Human Resources, Bank of England
    Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research
    Anna Stupnytska, Blobal Economist -  Multi-Asset, Fidelity International
    Sam Reinhardt, Minister-Counsellor (Economic), Australian Treasury

    Please see further detail and register here (attendance is free of charge)

  • Bloomberg, London

    A One-Day Conference on 24th January 2017.

    30% Club is partnering with City and Financial Global for this event.
    30% Club Steering Committee members Helena Morrissey, Melanie Richards and Sarah Morris will join a stellar speaker line-up.

    20% discount – see below

    This conference will review the practical aspects of implementing HM Treasury’s Charter on Women in Finance Services, as well as promote effective corporate strategies for creating gender diversity at all levels of leadership. Its interactive format will offer attendees an opportunity to have a diverse and well-informed dialogue about the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level.

    Exclusive speaker line-up includes:

    • Simon Kirby MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury
    • Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money
    • Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Finance
    • Elin Hurvenes, Founder & Chair, Professional Boards Forum AS
    • Janet Thomas, President, WIBF
    • Helena Morrissey CBE, Chair, Newton, Chair of The Investment Association (IA) and Founder 30% Club
    • Simon Lewis OBE, CEO, AFME
    • Huw Evans, Director General, ABI
    • Megan Butler, Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialist, & Member of The Executive Committee, FCA
    • Carolanne Minashi, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, UBS
    • Angela Sun, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Bloomberg
    • Sarah Morris, Group Chief People Officer, Aviva
    • Melanie Richards, A Founder Member, The 30 % Club Steering Committee & Vice Chair, KPMG
    • Marjorie Strachan, Global Head of Inclusion, RBS
    • Jacqueline de Rojas, President, Tech UK & Executive Vice President Northern Europe, Sage
    • Claire Cockerton, CEO, Plexal
    • Diane Côté, Group Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group
    • Vivienne Artz, Managing Director, Citigroup, Co-Chair and Steering Committee, City Women Network London & Champion for Women, The 19th Women in Banking and Finance and Finance Awards for Achievement
    • Kate Grussing, Managing Director, Sapphire Partners
    • Anna Janczak, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Prudential
    • Susanne Chishti, CEO & Founder, FINTECH Circle
    • Heather Jackson, Founder & Chair An Inspirational Journey; Boards Trustee, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion
    • Laura Bailey, CEO & Co-Founder, Zerado & Women in Fintech 2016 Powerlist
       

    Key topics are:

    • What is the UK Government’s strategy for ensuring that the potential of women in the boardroom and in the senior management of the financial services industry is being realised?
    • Enhancing female leadership, empowering productivity and harnessing the talents of women in financial services                                
    • Reviewing European approaches to tackle the underrepresentation of women at the top of regional businesses
    • Forging the path to greater diversity. Is your firm’s diversity programme making an essential contribution to the career progression of women in your organisation? How will Brexit affect gender diversity in the City?
    • Creating a framework in your company for successful delivery of your women’s talent strategy: key considerations for the financial services sector
    • What are the key components to a successful career in the financial services industry? Insights from successful women in the financial services world

    As demand for attendance at the event is likely to be high, early booking is recommended.
    The full event programme and confirmed speakers can be viewed on the event website by clicking the link below.

    Cost:

    • Delegate Fee: £595 + VAT. Discounted fee with code: £476.00 + VAT
    • Use code WIF1-30% at the submit payment stage if booking online or email bookings@cityandfinancial.com or telephone +44 (0) 1932 340115 quoting the code in either instance.
    • Website: (includes speaker list, programme, registration fees etc.) https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/womeninfinance2017

    Should you experience any difficulties or have any queries relating to the event please contact Paul Hooper on 01932 340115, or email phooper@cityandfinancial.com.

  • Hosted by ICAEW, London

    Women Returners is a UK consulting, coaching and network organisation which enables professional women to return to work after an extended break, and  the pioneer of UK ‘returnship’ programmes. They have launched the first Women Returners Conference which will be held in Central London on 14th November 2016. It will be a day of inspiration, advice and support, specifically designed for returners to the workplace. Alongside a range of workshops, panels and speaker sessions, there will be a variety of networking opportunities with like-minded peers and corporate sponsor organisations. The Conference is hosted by the ICAEW and supported by the 30% Club, with Credit Suisse, Skanska, O2 and PwC as lead sponsors. The event is relevant to returners across sectors: finance, law, tech, engineering, marketing, retail or any other professional area. Keynote speakers are Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of 30% Club, Jane Garvey, Presenter of Woman’s Hour,  and Julianne Miles, Co-Founder & MD of Women Returners. For more information see Women Returners Conference or contact Julianne on info@womenreturners.com. If any organisations are interested in attracting the relatively untapped talent pool of women on career break, opportunities are available to sponsor the Conference.

  • Loughborough University, Loughborough

  • Kindly hosted by London Stock Exchange, London

  • Central Hall Westminster, London

    Event details:
    Time | 4.30pm – 8.30pm
     

    Draft Agenda
    4.30pm – Arrival and registration
    5.00pm – Welcome, Brenda Trenowden, 30% Club Global Chair
    5.20pm – Keynote, Helena Morrissey, 30% Club Founder
    5.40pm –30% Club Programme overview, Rebecca Davies, Managing Partner Women Ahead
    5.50pm – Mentor and mentee panel, Women Ahead
    6.20pm – Closing comments/scholarship awards
    6.30pm – 8.30pm – Drinks and networking with special keynote talk

  • St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London


    The 30% Club is partnering with The Financial Times on its Women at the Top summit which aims to advance the debate on improving gender balance in business and give new impetus to the movement, drawing on the day’s discussions to lay out ways for participants to change their organisations. hrough practical examples, insight from business leaders and interactive dialogue, the summit will address the hurdles companies face as they seek to develop their most talented leaders, regardless of gender. Speakers and panellists will examine and debate issues including changing career structures, how to address the leaking employee pipeline, how to tackle unconscious bias and the characteristics that will define tomorrow’s leaders. Some of the speakers include: Helena MorrisseyFounder, 30% Club & Chair, Newton Investment Management; Heather McGregorFounding Member, 30% Club Steering Commmittee & Managing Director, Taylor Bennett; Justine Greening, Secretary of State for education and Minister for Women and Equality; Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission; Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, BT; Charlotte Hogg, Deputy Governor and Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England; Monica Lewinsky,Social Activist and many more. 
    Book your tickets for £1,500 + VAT to attend - 30% Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount code: please email Francoise Higson

  • Kindly hosted by KPMG, London

    In 2015, the Davies Review put forward its closing recommendations and suggested that cross-sector appointments could help to improve the gender and professional diversity of boards. The latest data from Cranfield University’s Female FTSE Report 2016 shows that while the percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards has increased to 26% and to 20.4% on the FTSE 250 boards this year, the percentage of new appointments going to women over the past six months is only 24.7%. This is the lowest since September 2011.

    Better gender diversity at board level is a priority for UK businesses and universities. While both sectors have made big improvements, there is much more to be done. So far there has been little research into the exchange of board-level talent between businesses and academia. In response, KPMG and the 30% Club commissioned Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University, to conduct a study into this issue.

    Professor Simonetta Manfredi will be presenting the compelling findings of this report at this event kindly hosted by KPMG. This will be followed by a panel discussion, where Simonetta will be joined by business leaders including Anne Richards, Chief Executive Officer at M&G Group PLC.
     

  • Kindly hosted by Somerset House, London

  • Kindly hosted by Salesforce Tower, London

    Salesforce, 30% Club, Heidrick & Struggles and TechUK invite you to a discussion about Leadership in the Technology Sector.
    We will be joined by a panel of speakers to discuss trailblazing women who have developed their career in the Technology sector and share insights about inspiring leadership talent. Places are limited, so please register here to reserve your space.

    Date
    Tuesday 27th September 2016
    Agenda
    17:30 Arrival & Networking
    18:00 Panel Session
    19:00 Networking
    20:00 Close
    Venue
    Salesforce Tower
    110 Bishopgsgate
    London EC2N 4AY
    Dress Code
    Business Attire

  • Kindly hosted by Rothschild, London

  • Kindly hosted by the LTA, Roehampton

    Theme: Geraint Thomas will be delivering a session on personal brand.

  • Milton Court, Barbican

  • Kindly hosted by Deloitte, London

  • Kindly hosted by BDO, London

    Theme: tbc

  • Kindly hosted by the Canary Wharf Group at its fintech accelerator, ‘Level39’.

  • Kindly hosted by EY, London

    Theme: tbc

  • Kindly hosted by HSBC, London

  • Copthorne Tara Hotel, London Kensington

    Conference Dates: 14 - 15 March 2016
    Conference Title: Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for women leaders, managers and next-generation leaders
    Speakers: 30% Club Steering Committee members speaking at the conference include Brenda Trenowden, Melanie Richards, Caroline Carr, Melissa Di Donato and Niamh Corbett.
    Registration: for further details and to register please click here
    Please note that an additional 10% discount on top of the Early Bird discount is availabole to 30% Club Members - please email  info@30percentclub.org to request the discount code.

  • Kindly hosted by Slaughter & May, London

    ​Theme: tbc

  • Kindly hosted by KPMG, London

  • Kindly hosted by HSBC, London

  • Kindly hosted by Freshfields, London

    Theme: Ego & Eco Intelligence
    Keynote speaker: Sharon Oliver – Ashridge Executive Education. Sharon holds an MA in Organisational Psychology. Her key areas of specialisation include: Developing internal resourcefulness, Managing emotional diet, Building HR capacity, Managing polarities, Discovering success DNA, Mindfulness, EQ and SQ, The Levity effect (fun and Laughter at work), Heart Intelligence, Women in Global Leadership. She is a Master Practitioner in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).

    Rather than feeling that leaders have to have all the answers, and directing things from the outside through command and control, using their own ego strength and energy (ego-intelligent leaders), eco-intelligent leaders see themselves as catalysts within an inter-dependent eco-system. Sharon’s talk will explore how leaders can bring eco-intelligence to bear on their day-to-day work and create self-sustaining eco-systems where staff can find higher levels of self- expression and purpose.


     

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Kindly hosted by Bloomberg, London

  • Kindly hosted by Linklaters, London

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Harvey - Director of Executive Degree Programmes and Executive MBA Director at Saïd Business School. Kathy was previously responsible for the design and development of postgraduate diplomas and open enrolment programmes within Executive Education, including an innovative Management Acceleration Programme for mid-career managers. She teaches crisis and stakeholder management and coaches participants.
    Kathy has over twenty years' experience of working for leading international organisations. Before joining Saïd Business School she worked as a journalist and consultant, coaching senior executives and leading the strategic development of executive programmes for managers across the private and public sectors. Her clients include investment banks, NHS trusts, government departments and professional associations.Kathy began her career working for the BBC as both a producer and reporter. She spent six years as a political correspondent, interviewing many leading political figures from Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown, to Nelson Mandela and Gerry Adams. She has also worked as a commissioning editor for a UK national newspaper and has written for the Sunday Times, Financial Times and a variety of specialist publications.
    Theme: Networks and the ways in which we can create successful networks as a means of extending our influence and enhancing organisational effectiveness. Kathy will examine the ways to avoid gaps in all our networks and will offer the chance to think afresh about how to reach across boundaries to build lasting and powerful alliances.


     

  • Kindly hosted by Linklaters, London

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Harvey - Director of Executive Degree Programmes and Executive MBA Director at Saïd Business School. Kathy was previously responsible for the design and development of postgraduate diplomas and open enrolment programmes within Executive Education, including an innovative Management Acceleration Programme for mid-career managers. She teaches crisis and stakeholder management and coaches participants.
    Kathy has over twenty years' experience of working for leading international organisations. Before joining Saïd Business School she worked as a journalist and consultant, coaching senior executives and leading the strategic development of executive programmes for managers across the private and public sectors. Her clients include investment banks, NHS trusts, government departments and professional associations.Kathy began her career working for the BBC as both a producer and reporter. She spent six years as a political correspondent, interviewing many leading political figures from Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown, to Nelson Mandela and Gerry Adams. She has also worked as a commissioning editor for a UK national newspaper and has written for the Sunday Times, Financial Times and a variety of specialist publications.
    ​Theme: Networks and the ways in which we can create successful networks as a means of extending our influence and enhancing organisational effectiveness. Kathy will examine the ways to avoid gaps in all our networks and will offer the chance to think afresh about how to reach across boundaries to build lasting and powerful alliances.

  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

  • Kindly hosted by Oliver Wyman, London

    Theme: Getting Things Done
    Keynote speaker: Judy Goldberg, Design and Delivery lead at Women Ahead and is a mentee masterclass on how to create space for your mentoring meetings, using the ground-breaking methodology Getting Things Done.

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Milton Court, Barbican

  • Milton Court, Barbican

  • Kindly hosted by Reed Smith, London

    Lord Browne and Carolyn McCall will be discussing the challenges shared by female and LGBT executives on their leadership journeys. Former chief executive of BP and author of The Glass Closet, Lord Browne has become a key figure in making the business case for LGBT inclusion and as CEO of easyJet, Carolyn McCall is currently one of only six female CEOs of a FTSE100 company. The discussion will be facilitated by Paul Brand, Political Correspondent, ITV News.

  • Kindly hosted by EY, London

  • Kindly hosted by Deloitte, London

    ​For a copy of the event programme please click here. To view the short 30% Club film that was featured please click here.

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Kindly hosted by J Stern & Co, London

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Ham Yard Hotel, London

    Click here for event details.

  • Kindly hosted by Newton Investement Management, London

  • KPMG, London

  • Cambridge University, Cambridge

    Announcement of Student Aspiration Survey pilot results, please click here for a copy of the report.

  • 8 Northumberland Avenue, London

    Keynote speaker: Patsy Rodenberg, OBE

  • Said University, Oxford

  • London

  • 大和証券

    第3回のTOPIX社長会を開催します。

  • 昭和女子大学

    昭和女子大学創立100周年記念シンポジウム「女性リーダーは世界を変える」を30% Club Japanは後援しています。アドバイザリーボードメンバーの坂東先生、メンバーの花王 澤田社長、ステアリングコミッティメンバーの治部れんげさんが登壇されます。詳細はこちら:https://www.asahi.com/ads/swu/?fbclid=IwAR2q8A1m4ttrsUGCGCI-rrax9wnxtNKS3CMUl_PNw0nrZf7Ez1BQuMR0SfU

  • ZOOM開催

    Investor Groupは10月末にアニュアルレポートを発表します。そのメディア向けの勉強会を11月5日オンラインで開催します。本アニュアルレポートでは投資先企業の多様性促進に向けた効果的なエンゲージメント(対話)のベストプラクティスを紹介しています。

  • 30% Club JapanのメンバーのうちTOPIX100、TOPIX400 の社長・会長から成るTOPIX社長会の第二回の会合を5月25日に開催します。今回はコロナウィルスの影響でオンラインでの開催となりましたが、多くのメンバーにご参加いただけることになりました。企業でダイバーシティが進まない本質的な課題や、その解決に向けた議論を行います。

     

    ●第二回開催レポートはこちら

    ●当日の写真はこちら

    ●第二回の参加メンバー:

    ① 味の素㈱ 取締役社長 最高経営責任者 西井 孝明
    ② アステラ製薬㈱ 代表取締役会長 畑中 好彦
    ③ ANA ホールディングス㈱ ホールディングス㈱ ホールディングス㈱ ホールディングス㈱ 代表取締役社長 片野坂 真哉
    ④ 花王㈱ 代表取締役 社長執行役員 澤田 道隆
    ⑤ キリンホールディグス㈱ 代表取締役社長 磯崎 功典
    ⑥ ㈱資生堂 代表取締役 社長 兼 CEO 魚谷 雅彦
    ⑦ ㈱新生銀行 代表取締役社長 工藤 英之
    ⑧ 第一生命ホールディングス㈱ 代表取締役社長 稲垣 精二
    ⑨ ㈱大和証券グループ本社 取締役会長 日比野 隆司
    ⑩ ㈱テレビ朝日 代表取締役社長・ COO 亀山 慶二
    ⑪ ㈱電通グループ 代表取締役 社長執行役員 山本 敏博
    ⑫ 東京海上ホールディングス㈱ 取締役社長 グループ CEO 小宮 暁
    ⑬ ㈱日立製作所 代表執行役 執行役社長兼 CEO 兼取締役 東原 敏昭
    ⑭ ユニ・チャーム㈱ 代表取締役社長 執行役員 高原 豪久
    ⑮ ライオン㈱ 代表取締役 会長 濱 逸夫
    ⑯ ㈱りそなホールディングス 取締役会長 東 和浩
    ⑰ ㈱ローソン 代表取締役 社長兼 CEO 竹増 貞信

  • 30% Club JapanのメンバーのうちTOPIX100、及びTOPIX400 の社長・会長から成るTOPIX社長会の第一回の会合を開催します。企業でダイバーシティが進まない本質的な課題や、その解決に向けた議論を行いました。

    当日の詳細はレポートで確認できます:こちら

  • Global Compactの分科会であるWEPs分科会にて、30% Club Japan創設者の只松さまと、Investor Groupメンバーである、りそな銀行の松原さまがご登壇し、30% Club、及びジェンダー投資に関してご説明をされます

  • ドイチェ・アセット・マネジメント 会議室

    ベストプラクティス構築セッションの第一弾。ESG投資やインパクト投資が日本でも浸透しつつありますが、取締役会のジェンダーを含む多様性を促進するためのベストプラクティスはまだ確立されているとはいい難い状況にあります。Fidelityの三瓶氏を招き、投資先企業に取締役の多様性の重要性を理解していただき、アクションに繋げていくための効果的な対話の方法を議論します。こちらのセッションはメディアの皆様を対象とした勉強会も含みます。

  • 帝国ホテル

    30% Club のJapanチャプターが正式に活動を開始したことに伴い、ローンチイベント7月17日に開催します。参加者はメンバー及び、運営メンバーとなります。

    詳細は適宜アップデートします。

  • デロイトトーマツセミナールーム

    機関投資家で構成するインベスター・グループは、投資家としてのオーナー・受託者としての責任に基づき、企業の経営者との建設的な対話等を通して、女性役員の増加を直接的に働きかけます。加えて機関投資家コミュニティ全体の「対話力」向上に向け、ベストプラクティスを確立し、業界に浸透させていくことを目指します。意思決定層の多様化は中長期的な企業の成長やより良い経営判断を行うために有効であることは、各種の調査から明らかになっています。これは、機関投資家が果たす受託者責任にもかなうものです。今回開催するインベスター・グループに関するプレス説明会では、具体的な内容と背景、国際潮流や日本企業の人材戦略に求めるものなどについて、報道関係者に向け説明させていただきます。

  • ホテルニューオオタニ

    30% Club Japanは、3月23日、24日に開催されるW20 / WAW!のイベントに協賛しています。

    30% Club Japanのメンバーである、State Streetから Ben Colton様、またデロイトの後藤順子様がご登壇されます。

    詳細はこちら

  • 東京會舘 丸の内本館

    企業を取り巻く環境はますます複雑性を増し、経営者の意思決定の難易度は高まっています。事業再編を含む高収益構造への転換、デジタルを利用したビジネスモデル変革、法令順守対応、海外進出等の施策を検討する上で自社の主要事業へのリスクを常に把握し、適時に判断・行動することが必要となっています。さらに、昨今は企業における会計および品質に関する不祥事などは報道で大きく取り上げられ、同時に不祥事発生時の対応を誤ることにより、株式市場における企業価値を大幅に毀損させている企業も少なくありません。将来の不確実性(リスク)を予見することで、経営上の意思決定の精度を高めることは日本企業のグローバル市場における競争優位性を高めます。
    本フォーラムでは、リスクマネジメントを含むガバナンス機能強化のための最先端の知見をご紹介し、日本企業の競争力向上につながる示唆をご提供することを目的としています。はじめに、OECD諮問機関である経済産業諮問委員会のコーポレートガバナンス委員長のDan Konigsburgよりグローバルにおけるガバナンスの潮流を解説した後に、最新テクノロジーを活用したリスクセンシングの事例を紹介します。また、グローバル企業の経営陣が留意すべきリスク(M&Aリスク、コンプライアンスリスク、税務リスク等)について、デロイトの専門家が最新動向をご紹介いたします。

  • Kindly hosted by Bloomberg, Sao Paolo

    A Bloomberg e o 30% Club - Chapter Brazil, convidam você para um encontro online em 14 de abril de 2021, das 17:00-18:00, para uma conversa sobre IPOs 2021 e Conselhos de Administração nas visões do 30% Club, da Consultoria, do Banco de Investimento, do Escritório de Advocacia e do RI.

    Palestrantes:
    • Anna Guimaraes, Co-Chair - 30% Club
    • Sandra Calcado, Diretora - IBRI
    • Mariana Rizzo, Diretora Executiva Legal Brasil - J.P. Morgan
    • Jean Arakawa, Sócio - Mattos Filho
    • Flavio Magalhães, LATAM South Leader IPOs - EY

    Inscreva-se aqui

  • 17h30 Kindly hosted by TECMAC

    Marcia Kitz | Head GD 30% Brazil

    Tania Moura | Co Head GD 30% Brazil

    Rodrigo Vianna | Co-Head GD 30% Brazil

  • 17h30 Kindly hosted by TECMAC

    Olivia Ferreira | 30% Club Brazil Co-chair

    Fabio Coelho | CEO AMEC

  • 17h30 Kindly hosted by TECMAC

    Ann Cairns | 30% Club Global CEO

    Anna Guimarães | 30% Club Brazil | Co-chair

  • Kindly hosted by Bloomberg, Sao Paolo

    VENUE:
    Bloomberg São Paulo - Infinity Building
    Rua Leopoldo Couto Magalhães Jr. 700, 3o andar
    São Paulo, SP – Brazil

  • Bowmans, Nairobi

  • Bowmans, Nairobi

  • Istanbul

    The 8th Women Directors in Turkey Conference, organized by Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, was held online on 19 November 2020, Thursday. The theme of the conference held with the support of Akbank, IFC, Limak Investment, and Zorlu Holding was “An Inclusive and Equitable Future” this year.

    The keynote speaker of the conference was Ceyla Pazarbaşıoğlu, Director of IMF Strategy, Policy, and Review Department.

    Then, the “2020 Women on Board in Turkey Report” was shared by Melsa Ararat, the Director of Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum.

    The "Women Empowered Board" Awards were also presented at the conference. The companies awarded this year included Aksa Akrilik, Koç Holding, Tekfen Holding, and Türk Prysmian.

    Moderated by Murat Yeşildere, Senior Partner of Egon Zehnder, the panel titled "Best Actions for Better Diversity on Boards" was held with the participation of the 30% Club Steering Committee and the UK House of Lords Member Mary Goudie and Catalyst President and CEO Lorraine Hariton.

    Another panel titled “Future Directions in Research on Gender Diversity in Corporate Boards and Leadership” was attended by the Professor of Finance at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Burçin Yurtoğlu, Head of the Department of Finance at London School of Economics, and Professor Daniel Ferreira and Said Business School University of Oxford Finance Professor Renee Adams and moderated by Turkish Economic Social Studies Foundation Research Director Itır Akdoğan.

    Click here to reach the report.

  • Istanbul

    7th Women Directors in Turkey Conference organized by Sabanci University Corporate Governance Forum on November 20, 2019. The conference was held at Zorlu PSM under the sponsorship of Garanti BBVA, IFC, Limak Holding and Zorlu Holding. This year the conference held under the "Nomination Process for the Board of Directors and Diversity" theme and the results of the "Women on Board 2019 Turkey" report were shared with the public.

    The opening speech of the conference made by IFC Country Manager of Turkey, Arnaud Dupoizat. 30 Percent Club Campaign Global Steering Committee Member, Sarah Morris made the keynote speech in the conference. Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum Director Melsa Ararat presented the "Women on Board 2019 Turkey" report.

    Click for the report.

  • Istanbul

    The "Board Membership Nomination Processes Search Conference" was held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Boyner Holding as part of the 30% Club Campaign conducted by the Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum. The moderator of the event was Sabancı University Search Chair Oğuz Babüroğlu.

    Attending were 25 independent woman directors who hold positions on the boards of publicly-traded companies in different sectors.

    Boyner Holding Vice President of Human Resources Emek Yurdanur delivered introductory remarks. Yurdanur said, “We at Boyner Holding support every initiative for equal opportunity. I am a firm supporter of equal opportunity in our own companies as well. Forty percent of our employees are women. It is a challenge to find and retain woman employees in the retail sector. That is why we have positive promotion and wage prospects and offer equality of opportunity."

    Melsa Ararat said Nomination Committees were non-functional

    Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum Director Melsa Ararat said that the event was the continuation of the previous search conference. Ararat explained that the 2018 conference was held with members of company boards that consisted solely of men, and the outcomes were shared with the public in the 2018 Independent Woman Directors Conference. 

    Melsa Ararat said that the number of woman directors was not improving at the expected rate, continuing, “The inclusion of more independent woman directors on boards will ensure that companies are managed with consideration for the interests of various stakeholders, but the rate og improvement in Turkey is too slow. We decided to work on the matter of nomination since we have observed that non-functional nomination committees are a critical obstacle."

    Ararat said that the outputs of the meeting would provide input to the EBRD project on increasing the ratio of woman directors on company boards. Ararat further explained that the 30% Club, under the direction of the Forum, is part of the project.

    Oğuz Babüroğlu said that the focus points of the meeting would be the appointment process and experiences during board membership. 

  • Istanbul

    6th Women Directors in Turkey Conference organized by Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum on November 27, 2018, Tuesday. The conference was held under the title of “Transformation on Corporate Boards and Business” at Zorlu Holding with the sponsorship of Zorlu PSM.

    “Women on Board 2018 Turkey” report presented at the conference. The “Women Empowered Boards” awards were presented to the winners. Doğuş Otomotiv, Ford Automotive, Tat Gıda, TAV Airports Holding and Tekfen Holding were awarded companies.

    Click for the report.

  • Istanbul

    A special meeting was held at Zorlu PSM on Wednesday, March 6, 2018 for International Working Women's Day by cooperation between 30 Percent Club which implemented in Turkey by Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum and Zorlu Holding which is one of the founding member of 30 Percent Club.

    Zorlu Holding board member Selen Zorlu Melik made the opening speech at the event, which was attended by Zorlu employees as well as employees of the 30 Percent Club Turkey member companies. In the event, country chair of 30 Percent Club Turkey, CEO of Akkök Holding, Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü also made a speech.

  • Istanbul

    The 5th Conference on Woman Directors in Turkey held by the Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum and hosted by Zorlu Holding took place at Zorlu Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

    The opening speech of the event was made by IFC ECA Senior Manager Jasper Kjaer. The Woman Directors in Turkey 2017 Report and the outcomes of the imposition of a legal quota were discussed in an international panel session, followed by the 2017 Boards Empowered by Women Awards. 

    The recipient of the Boards Empowered by Women Award was TAT Gıda Sanayi A.Ş., while the Business Group with the Most Boards Empowered by Women Award went to Akkök Group.

    Click for the report.

  • Istanbul

    The progress achieved by the 30% Club Turkey, founded with the support of the Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, was shared with the press and companies. The outcomes of the Roundtable held with all-men Executive Boards in October were discussed, and five leading executive search companies signed a joint code of conduct. 

    The voluntary code of conduct encourages the leading executive search companies active in Turkey to support the decision-makers of their clients in understanding and embracing the added value brought by gender diversity in executive boards and executive management.

    For further information about this event, please click here.

  • Dubai and NYC

    The 30% Club MENA and theBoardlist Announce an Exclusive Partnership

    August 2020: The 30% Club MENA and the US-based organization, theBoardlist, have signed a one-year exclusive agreement to support much more collaborative and sustainable efforts to help connect boards with women candidates across the Middle East and North Africa region.

    TheBoardlist is an online platform that connects exceptional women with global board opportunities. Founded in 2015 in the US, theBoardlist now has over 14,000 users, and more than 1500 companies have searched the platform to find their next board director. They are a thought leader on the subject of board diversity as well as a source of information and education for aspiring board directors.

    For more information on how to participate, please reach out to Laudy Lahdo at laudy.lahdo@30percentclubmena.com

  • Dubai

    June 2020: As part of its commitment to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels. The 30% Club MENA launched a cohort of senior industry professionals to formally mentor a number of professional women from across MENA who are all making great strides within their respective industries and who represent a future pipeline of potential board members. The 30% Club has collaborated with Reach and a number of other partners in launching this inaugural cohort.

  • Cairo

    March 2020: The Women on  Boards Observatory, a member of the 30% Club MENA, launched its annual monitoring report in March 2020 with the aim of improving  gender balance of corporate boards in Egypt and the MENA region by sensitizing male board members to gender issues, qualifying women from different sectors to be appointed to corporate boards, and advocating for policy and legislative changes that institutionalize gender diversity on corporate board. The 30% Club MENA and the Women on Boards Observatory are working together to replicate the success model led by AUC Executive School of Business across MENA region.

  • Four Seasons Hotel - DIFC

    Leading change - The future of Women in Finance event, supported by the 30% Club MENA, is taking place on 1st March 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC. 

    We invite you to attend the event where you will hear from leading industry professionals on how the region is currently positioned in relation to women in finance along with gaining further insights on the future of women in finance in the Middle East and the imperative role that you can play to continue leading this change. 

    Speakers include ( 30% Club MENA Chair and Steerco Members):

    •  - Cynthia Corby, ACCA Member and Partner at Deloitte Middle East
    •  - Dr. Ashraf Gamaleldin, CEO of Hawkamah
       

    Register Now to book your place at this event.

    Please RSVP to: eventme@accaglobal.com

  • Dubai

    30% Club MENA in collaboration with the Edinburgh Business School, will host an event featuring renowned speaker and academic, Professor Heather McGregor CBE; Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, co-founder of the 30% Club, author and broadcaster, and wrote under the pseudonym Mrs Moneypenny in the Financial Times for seventeen years.

    A champion of diversity in the workplace, Professor McGregor inspires women to set personal goals, take the next step to control their own fate, and change the future.  

  • Dubai

    30% Club MENA  & Bloomberg invite you to join a conversation on business leaders driving change.

    Sunday, September 25th, 2016. 
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Bloomberg Dubai Office, DIFC, Al Fattan Currency House Level 10.

    (Limited Spaces Available)

  • Four Seasons Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Dubai

    The MENA Chapter of The 30% Club Powers Arabian Business Forum on gender diversity


    Dubai, UAE- 24 May 2016: Business leaders across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries today took part in The 13th Arabian Business Forum, in association with the 30% Club MENA Chapter, a global business-led initiative committed to achieving better gender representation in senior leadership positions of organisations.

    Lubna Qassim, Executive Vice President, Group Company Secretary and group General Counsel of Emirates NBD and Founding Chair of the MENA Chapter of the 30% Club, opened the conference with a keynote speech on diversity and the 30% Club MENA Chapter.

    Ghassan Turqieh, Consulting Partner and human capital leader at Deloitte in the Middle East delivered a presentation entitled: ‘View from the top: What business executives really think about women leaders in the GCC’ in which he discussed the key findings of a GCC study conducted by Deloitte in collaboration with the 30% Club MENA.

    “We are honoured to be associated with this important event,” said Raeda AlSarayreh, Director of Corporate Affairs at CH2M MENAI and Steering Committee member of the 30% Club MENA. “We are continuously working together to support the efforts of GCC governments and companies to increase women’s participation in the workforce in the belief that gender balance on boards further contributes to improved board performance.”

    Other eminent speakers from the 30% Club MENA included Hoda Abou Jamra, Founding Partner, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners and Catherine Beckett, Partner, Dentons, among other to discuss an array of topics including  how to encourage greater female entrepreneurship in the Gulf.

    To learn more about the 30% Club GCC and how your firm can support this initiative, please contact: info@30percentclubGCC.org

    View from the Top - A GCC study conducted by Deloitte in association with the 30% Club MENA Chapter, was released at the Arabian Business Women's Forum on 24th May 2016. Please download the report here.

  • Milano Auditorium Assolombarda, Via Pantano, 9

  • Milano LUISS hub for makers and students

    Can more women in your teams boost innovation?

    In conversation with Professor Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University)

    October 25th, 2018 | 9:00-11:00 am


    Milano LUISS hub for makers and students | Via M. D’Azeglio 3| Milano

  • Microsoft Milano

  • Assolombarda

    Click to download the event program.

  • Senato della Repubblica - Palazzo Giustiniani

    Click to download the event program.

  • NH Hotel President, Largo Augusto, 10 Milan

  • Held at the Globe and Mail Centre, our 2019 International Women’s Day event gathered investors, not-for-profits, corporations and academia together to recognize this year’s #BalanceforBetter theme, one that provides a unified direction to guide and incite continuous collective action. Check out our highlight reel here, the event recap and action-oriented takeaways from our distinguished #BalanceforBetter speakers here, and our photo gallery from the event here.

  • Catalyst is recognized with the Distinction Award from Brescia University College for their work and impact in advancing women in the workplace.
  • As we get set to mark International Women’s Day, it’s an opportunity to take stock of where we are, celebrate accomplishments and commit to #PressforProgress. And that’s what we did today at our IWD 2018 #PressForProgress event with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read More 

    French Version

  • Held at University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, our 2018 International Womens Day event gathered investors, not-for-profits, corporations, government and academia together to celebrate the growing movement of advocacy, activism and positive change towards gender parity. Read More

  • NATIONAL’s Halifax office recently hosted a breakfast event with Brenda Trenowden, Head of Financial Institutions, Europe, ANZ Bank and Global Chair of the 30% Club. The event featured a riveting discussion between Brenda and Sarah Young, the Managing Partner of our Atlantic offices who also leads the Firm’s Talent Working Group, as well as a series of questions from the audience which was comprised of regional business leaders. 

    To read the full article click here. 

  • The 30% Club and CIBC hosting SODEXO’s research launch, at CIBC Toronto

  • Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto, 105 St George Street

    EVENT DETAILS:
    The #GoSponsorHer Campaign asks top executives to name a woman they will help support publicly.  John Stackhouse will lead an on-stage conversation about the Campaign with two Co-Founders of #GoSponsorHer and some sponsors and sponsorees.  The group will also discuss their advice for sponsorship success.

    Date: Wednesday March 08, 2017 || 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    SPEAKERS:
    Ikram Al Mouaswas, Partner - Audit, Deloitte Canada
    Megan Anderson, Consultant, McKinsey & Co. and Co-Founder, #GoSponsorHer
    Kirstine Stewart, Chief Strategy Officer, Diply
    Laura McGee, Consultant, McKinsey & Co. and Co-Founder, #GoSponsorHer
    Bruce Simpson, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.
    Mark Wiseman, Senior Managing Director, BlackRock
    Miyo Yamashita, Managing Partner, Talent, Deloitte Canada

    Moderator: John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President - Office of the CEO, RBC

  • Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto, 105 St George Street

    EVENT DETAILS:
    Family Enterprise contributes an estimated 60% of Canada’s GDP. Globally, that number may be as high as 90%. Meanwhile, large publicly-listed corporations continue to garner the majority of attention when it comes to high-profile management discussions such as corporate governance, leadership and diversity. At this conference, we shift our focus to Family Enterprises in order to explore their successes at developing female leaders in senior positions.

    Date: Tuesday March 07, 2017 || 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

    SPEAKERS:
    Kim Eddleston, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Daniel and Dorothy Grady Faculty Fellow, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
    Tina Lee, CEO, T&T Supermarkets Inc.
    Tiziana Casciaro, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Rotman & Professor in Leadership Development, U of T
    Geoff Smith, CEO, EllisDon Construction and Building Services
    Beatrix Dart, Professor of Strategy & Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business @ Rotman
    Heather Partridge, Principal and Director, Wescan Capital Inc. 
    Margaret Hudson, President, Burnbrae Farms Ltd.
    Jennifer Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, AIL Group of Companies

  • La Maison symphonique de Montréal

    La création de valeur par la diversité : la diversité pour favoriser une meilleure prise de décision dans les conseils d’administration

    Neil Bruce, Président et chef de la direction, SNC-Lavalin
    Isabelle Courville, Présidente du conseil, Banque Laurentienne
    Victor G. Dodid, Président et chef de la direction, Banque CIBC et président du conseil, 30% Club Canada

    Joignez-vous à des chefs d’entreprise canadiens et montréalais intéressés à explorer les occasions qui émergent grâce à la diversité alors que Neil Bruce, Isabelle Courville et Victor G. Dodig discuteront de la façon dont la diversité dans les conseils d’administration favorise une meilleure prise de décision, au profit des diverses parties prenantes.

    Le mardi 20 septembre 2016, de 17 h 30 à 20 h 30
    La Maison symphonique de Montréal, Place des Arts, Foyers Parterre et Allegro 
    1600, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal

    Vous pouvez voir l’emplacement et réserver votre place de stationnement en ligne.
    Veuillez confirmer votre présence avant le 6 septembre. 
    Un cocktail sera servi avant le panel de discussion et une table ronde.

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    Growing the Diversity Dividend: Diversity for Better Decision-Making in the Boardroom

    Neil Bruce, President & CEO of SNC-Lavalin
    Isabelle Courville, Chair of the Board of the Laurentian Bank
    Victor G. Dodig, President & CEO of CIBC and Chair of 30% Club Canada

    Join Canadian and Montreal business leaders interested in exploring the opportunities that emerge through diversity as Neil Bruce, Isabelle Courville and Victor G. Dodig, discuss how diversity in the boardroom enables better decision-making, benefiting multiple stakeholders. 
     

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    La Maison symphonique de Montréal, Place des Arts Foyers Parterre and Allegro 
    1600, Saint-Urbain Street, Montréal
    You may see the location and reserve your indoor parking space online.
    RSVP before September 6.
    There will be cocktails before a panel discussion and round table.

              

  • Rotman School of Management, Toronto

    Victor G. Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC & Chair of 30% Club Canada and Peter T. Grauer, Executive Chairman of Bloomberg & Founding Chairman of U.S. 30% Club invite you to join a conversation on

    Growing the Diversity Dividend: The 30% Club Advantage
    Join Canadian business leaders interested in exploring the opportunities that emerge through gender diversity as Peter T. Grauer and Victor G. Dodig, share experiences, roadblocks, key learnings and advice on what senior leaders can do to achieve gender diversity across all levels within organizations.

    Event Details
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management
    105 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario

  • Hyatt Regency, Calgary

    Research has documented and experience has confirmed that men have a critical role to play in creating inclusive workplaces and accelerating progress for women. 

    Join Catalyst and KPMG for a panel discussion with male executives who are championing change:

    • Bill Thomas, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner - KPMG in Canada and Chair - KPMG's Americas Region, Catalyst Canada Advisory Board Member
    • Victor Dodig, President and CEO, CIBC, Catalyst Canada Advisory Board Member and Chair, 30% Club Canada
    • Moderated by Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, Catalyst


    Many men are unfamiliar with how gender gaps in opportunity, pay, and advancement hurt them, too, both as leaders of companies and as members of families and communities.Organizations must enlist these men, in partnership with women, to work together as allies in changing the organizational norms and structures that perpetuate gender gaps.

    This event is especially targeted to male senior executives, Chief Human Resources Officers, and Chief Diversity Officerswho are seeking strategies for leveraging all talent in the workplace and advice about the most effective ways for women and men to partner together in ending gender inequalities at work.

    Event Details
    Thursday, 2 June 2016 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (MDT)

    Hyatt Regency - 700 Centre Street SE , Calgary, AB
    Please direct any questions to Joanna Harper at jharper@catalyst.org.

    Sponsored by

  • The Rotman School of Management, Toronto

     

     


    The 30% Club Canada, Catalyst, Initiative for Women in Business, and IWF Canada invites you to celebrate International Women's Day and join the conversation: The Diversity Dividend.

    Speakers
    Victor G. Dodig
    , President and CEO, CIBC
    Howard Wetston, former chairman and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission
    Alex Johnston, former Executive Director, Catalyst Canada
    Moderated by Prof. Beatrix Dart, Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business  

    Event Details
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast  |  8:00 am – 9:00 am Panel Discussion
    Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall  
    105 St George St, 2nd Floor ‐ South Building, Toronto

    Sponsored by

  • The Rotman School of Management, Toronto.

  • KPMG, Toronto

  • Webinar

    ​To listen to the webinar, click here

  • YouTube/MS Teams

    This is a study of the opportunities for gender balancing the boards of companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It investigates the impact that the JSE Listing Requirements has on the opportunities for women to be appointed to the
    board.

    This year will be the 4th report we are releasing.

  • Celebrating businesses and individuals committed to taking meaningful steps to equality.  The Gender Mainstreaming Awards was developed by Business Engage to encourage private sector to buy-in to achieving more meaningful representation of women in the mainstream of business. 

    In 2021, the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Awards has been extended in East, West and Southern Africa

  • MS Teams

    It is accepted that not everybody can be on a board, nor does everybody want to be. The LeadersWalk follows the same concept as the BoardWalk and is designed for increasing the leadership skills of senior and middle management.

    Guest speaker : Lisa Walters

    Topic : TBA

    For more information on the event : 

    https://www.businessengage.co.za/4-may-2021-virtual-leaderswalk/

  • MS Teams

    The Board Walk is an initiative that has been created to nurture the development of aspiring directors who are currently in senior management positions and help them to unlock their future potential. It aims to expose these individuals to existing directors (both executive and non-executive) and partners during an interactive networking session that will encourage meaningful engagement and dialogue.

    Guest speaker : Georgia Adams - Profile Georgia Adams

    Topic : The Power of Language

    For more information on the event : 

    https://www.businessengage.co.za/22-april-2021-virtual-board-walk/

  • MS Teams

    It is accepted that not everybody can be on a board, nor does everybody want to be. The LeadersWalk follows the same concept as the BoardWalk and is designed for increasing the leadership skills of senior and middle management.

    Guest speaker : Pertunia Sibanyoni - Profile Pertunia Sibanyoni

    Topic : The things they don’t teach you in business school

    For more information on the event : 

    https://www.businessengage.co.za/13-april-2021-virtual-leaders-walk/

  • YouTube


     

    We define Corporate Gender Intelligence as

    “The aptitude of an organisation to acknowledge the business case for gender mainstreaming and the ability to acquire and apply the necessary knowledge, skills and processes to harness such qualities.


    In other words Corporate Gender Intelligence is a company’s acknowledgement of the blended synergistic solution that is achieved through an appreciative balance of masculine and feminine perspectives in doing business, and the ability to apply this. It is what brings about the “aha!” moment in problem-solving and often amazing turnarounds in business thinking that enables long-term progressive growth and favourable bottomline. "

    A day including a mixture of keynotes, panel discussions, inspirational moments, workshops.
    Link for a recording of the event.https://youtu.be/picr5jo2nCQ

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The 30% Club Malaysia is very excited to launch its first newsletter. 

    Each month we will share news and events that have taken place as well as future engagements of 30% Club Malaysia.

    We look forward to seeing all of you at these events as we build that collective voice for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    In the current climate, the media have placed a spotlight on embarrassing news reports and scandals in the Boardrooms. These cover a range of issues such as corruption, fraud, labour rights, climate harm. 

    Invariably when things go wrong in a company, public scrutiny is directed at the Company’s board. The Board of Directors carry a heavy responsibility to ensure that a duty of care and good governance are properly observed and implemented. 

    With this in mind, the 30% Club Malaysia jointly organised a talk “Getting it Right at the Board - WHAT DOES IT TAKE?” on 18 August 2021, with the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG). This was specially put together for its corporate members, partners and the 30% Club Malaysia Mentee Circle.  

    The talk focused on Corporate Governance, by key presenter and subject matter expert, David Berry (Vice President, MICG). Frances P. , a volunteer with Activate Pillar of 30% Club Malaysia moderated the session and the Q&A.  

    The audience sat through an interactive session covering topics such as evolution of the code of corporate governance, effective Boards and directors, stakeholder management, symbiotic relationships between Boards and management, the courage to ask questions and more.

    The presentation/dialogue was a power-packed session with valuable nuggets of learning. Some of the key takeaways from the session include:
    ● There is a difference between being an independent vs a good Director
    ● The is no such thing as a stupid question. When in doubt, do not be afraid to ask questions.
    ● Are the Board papers data-rich, analysis-poor and action poorer?
    ● Directors need to keep updated and abreast of developments.
    ● Alignment of Board and stakeholder objectives.
    ● Governance in action, is what counts.

    “An independent director is not a decorative ornament …. and has a role in governance.” (Quoting the presiding judge in a 2011 High Court ruling).

     

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    A well-crafted board resume that clearly shows the value the board aspiring candidate brings to the organisation, increases the chances of an appointment as board director.

    With this in mind, twenty participants of the mentees from the Board Mentoring Scheme of the 30% Club Malaysia recently participated in the Board Profile Writing Masterclass, which was organised by CnetG Asia, a key strategic partner of the 30% Club Malaysia.

    Raj Kumar Paramanathan, the Managing Partner of CnetG Asia who ran the session single-handedly, brings to the table more than two decades of experience in executive search. He shared that a board resume differs from a typical executive resume in that it highlights more of the successes or accomplishments from the angle of corporate governance, strategy, and P&L management.

    “The Top 1/3 of the resume is termed as the "prime real estate", wherein candidates should use this section to describe the expertise and value they bring to the organisation. It is key to provide context and specifics instead of broad statements to highlight their expertise and competencies,” he said.

    During the two-hour event, participants learned an interesting angle about gender bias in resumes; Raj Kumar cited that studies have shown that female candidates tend to use collaborative words in their resumes compared to male candidates who use more action verbs.

    The session included interactive Q&A discussions as well as specific extracts of participants' own resumes including demonstrations by Raj Kumar of eye-opening and catching "Before" and "After" effects by applying the techniques as shared during the session.

    In the next posting, we will share some of the feedback from the participants about the session and future improvements to the Board Mentoring Scheme.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    This is a summary of the insights shared in a webinar entitled "Journey to the Boardroom: Actionable Practice for Women to Transition to the Next Level"

    It was held on 21 July 2021, organised by CPA Australia in collaboration with 30% Club Malaysia. Michelle Ann Iking, a member of the 30% Club Talent Pillar committee, was the moderator while the speakers for the first session were Pauline Ho, Assurance Partner at PwC Malaysia, and Tian Pouw TP Pun GNRC of Taylor's Education Group.

    Read the whole article to gain excellent insights into what it takes for women to ready themselves to take the reins of Board membership and leadership.
     

    Read here.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The 30% Club Malaysia and Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University are pleased to announce that they are awarding one full scholarship for the part-time MBA programme at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus to ONE entrepreneurial woman.
     
    In addition, TWO partial fee scholarships of 30% will be offered under the same scholarship programme. The conditions are: 
    The candidate must have received and accepted an unconditional offer of a place on the full or part-time MBA programme and paid the deposit before a scholarship application can be submitted.

    Amount of award
    One placement for a full tuition fee waiver of RM58,050.
    Two placements for a 30% fee waiver of the full tuition fee.

    Successful applicants would commence the two-year programme in September 2021 or January 2022. In the video, you can hear from Laura Sanchez, an oil and gas executive who completed her MBA on campus in Malaysia.

    Important dates to note:
    Opening date: 15 June 2021
    Closing date: 15 December 2021 (Midnight, Malaysian time)

    For more information, please read here
     

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    On 14 July 2021, the 30% Club Malaysia hosted its inaugural Council Members' Forum. More than 30 Council Members nominated by corporate members and partners participated in this first ever virtual Forum.

    With the theme “Lessons from Leaders - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the heart of the business”, this member-led networking platform kicked off with warm welcome by Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia. She introduced the Council Member’s Forum which is to be held at least twice a year allowing these Council Members to come together to collaborate, share ideas, best practices & promote changes to implement diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) within their organisations.

    This was followed by updates from Marzida Mohd Noor, Lead of the Activate pillar within the 30% Club Malaysia. She proceeded to update participants on the diverse activities of the 30% Club Malaysia over the last year or so. There was a call for more corporate members and partners to participate in our activities & come forward to collaborate on potential programmes, initiatives or events. 

    CEO of Manulife Holdings Berhad, Vibha Coburn's keynote address was filled with nuggets of wisdom, quotable quotes & thought-provoking stories & best practices of diversity, equity & inclusion from her career, through the years. 

    This interactive session was followed by enlightening and engaging conversations with an introduction by Raj Kumar Paramanathan and renowned HR leaders Aiza Aryati Kasim, Chief Human Resources Officer of Manulife Malaysia; Norlida (Oli) Azmi Group Chief People Officer of Axiata & Muhammad Rawi Abdullah, Country Head of Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

    They expounded on the business case for DEI that has driven innovation in their work places, imparted best practices, shared challenges & introduced existing or new initiatives within their organisations. Together with participants chiming in & putting forward questions, the first-ever 30% Club Malaysia’s Council Members’ Forum was a rousing success & many have expressed the need for more of these synergistic, illuminating sessions.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    Early this week the MenteeCircle from the 30% Club Malaysia Board Mentoring Scheme held a Fireside Chat on “Board Diversity, Sustainability, and Governance”. 

    About 100 participants including the mentees from the six cohorts attended the virtual event, to learn from the guest speaker, Rohaizad Darus of Velesto Energy Berhad, speaking passionately about the topic. 

    The event started off with an opening address by Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia. She said that Velesto is indeed leading by example, as women directors currently represent 44% of Velesto’s board.

    The company, Velesto Energy Berhad which has been included and has scored highly in the FTSE4 Good Bursa Malaysia Index (which rates a company’s ability to manage its ESG issues) is also in the top quartile of Tier 1 for Sustainability Disclosures to Bursa Malaysia. 

    On this note, one of the questions that Savita Saigal, the moderator of the Fireside Chat posed:

    “It has been and, in some instances, still a challenge for corporations to convince their stakeholders to invest in Sustainability agenda as this requires a financial commitment, planning, and manhours. Stakeholders being profit-driven would rather plow back into the business. 

    Therefore, do share with us how Sustainability was introduced into Velesto and what were the challenges you faced with your stakeholders?”

    In reply, Rohaizad had elaborated, into three parts

    Lead and Manage
    - Velesto is fortunate to have Government-related funds (who are our major shareholders), so Sustainability and Governance are part of the business emphasis.

    - Convincing the management (top to bottom).

    - Building a robust infrastructure to implement the company’s value system and deploying standard practices such as iLEAP, QHSE focus, including implementing cost savings programmes and CSR initiatives.

    These approaches have made it easier for the company and people to accept. Having said that, we still face some challenges.

    Challenges
    - Staff were unfamiliar with the new Sustainability concept and were confused with existing practices, 

    - Costs and operations issues compounded 

    - Over expectations and concerns on reporting requirements 

    Overcoming the Challenges
    - Optimised on communication with our staffs at various stages - meetings, townhalls, formal and informal;  

    - Continued to allocate budget, albeit at a smaller scale to maintain momentum; 

    - Convinced the Operations team on the benefits of Sustainability and its impact on everyone 

    -Prioritised on what can be achieved first and managed expectations where necessary   

    - Gradually embraced reporting requirements

    - Shared experiences with the rest of the world

    The Fireside Chat is the second event by the Mentee Circle, a networking group that helps foster better collaboration among mentees and enhances the visibility of board-ready candidates. 

     

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The Mentee Circle from the 30% Club Malaysia Board Mentoring Scheme recently held a virtual panel discussion entitled Owning Your Board Journey.

    Fifty participants were glued to the screen to listen to the panelists speak on their experiences and challenges on being board members.

    Some of the memorable quotes from the session were -

    "Never underestimate the power of connection/network. Being a board member can be challenging. Always keep learning and equip yourself with knowledge in corporate governance. Do network with industry experts to build a robust eco-system," -Ilham Sunhaji (MBA).

    "You are allowed to make mistakes. Learn from them. Move On," - MAHESWARI G KANNIAH, PJK.

    "One must be confident that the Board is the right one for you. Do some research on the company and assess the types of risks that one is willing to take," another pointer -MAHESWARI G KANNIAH, PJK.

    "To get on board, it is important to get your CV right. State what are you bringing to the board, especially strategy and oversight experience”- Frances P.

    The sharing session was moderated by Sujatha Sekhar Naik.

    This is the first event that was initiated by the Mentee Circle, a networking group that helps foster better collaboration among mentees.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    Today AXA General Insurance Berhad has joined the 30% Club Malaysia as a Corporate Member.

    "We are pleased that AXA General Insurance is now a corporate member of the 30% Club Malaysia and part of an ecosystem of businesses, working together on a shared goal – the promotion of DE&I, with a focus on gender balance on Boards and C-Suites," said 30% Club Malaysia Co-Founder Anne Abraham.

    AXA General Insurance CEO Emmanuel Nivet said its participation as 30% Club Malaysia member is evident of its commitment to accelerate DE&I, as well as driving sustainable corporate growth.

    "Most importantly this is our commitment for continuous development of our talents and for this initiative, will be for a specific agenda. With our participation in 30% Club, we aim to leverage on their programmes to groom our women talents aspired to explore opportunities as women directors, as well as other senior leadership positions," he said.

    "This participation is very key, not only providing a platform for our talents to develop their interpersonal skills, most importantly building a pool of ready women board members for Public Listed companies in the country," he added.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The recent 30% Club Malaysia IWD 2021 virtual event attracted more than 500 participants who were privileged to listen to various perspectives from thought-leaders.

    The event started off with a speech from the founding chair Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar.

    "Today, women representation on the top 100 PLC boards stands at 25.8%, an 82% increase from 2015; and women occupy 17.2% of total board seats on all PLCs," she said.

    This is followed by an exciting fire-side chat by 30% Club Global Chair Ann Cairns. One of the memorable quotes captured were - “Investors around the world are voting against companies with all male boards”

    The most anticipated session was the panelist discussion – “MEN –WHO –PAUSE”. Some of the memorable quotes were -

    "Diversity is equivalent to competitiveness and profit," said Johan Raslan

    “In Malaysia, the fantastic thing is that we have a really deep talent pool of women” Stuart Milne

    “When we talk about getting the right people for a certain job or role, the best way is to look at individuals by their competence, not by gender,” Albern Murty

    “We also believe in diversity as we are moving towards an energy industry that needs to be more customer-centric which simply needs a far more progressive and creative work environment,” T Muhammad Taufik.

    An exciting fire-side chat by 30% Club Global Chair Ann Cairns

    The panelists shared their views on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the "MEN-WH0-PAUSE" Virtual Panel Discussion

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The 30% Club Malaysia through its Board Mentoring Scheme unveiled a mentee networking group, the Mentee Circle.

    Interestingly, the idea behind the MenteeCircle came from the graduating mentees themselves, with the goal of building an ecosystem of board ready women.

    At the virtual launch earlier today its founding chair Tan Sri Zarinah said the Mentee Circle is a useful forum to enable one to connect and network, to share experiences & learn from each other & to initiate programmes that will enhance one's visibility as aspiring directors.

    The Mentee Circle aims:
    1. To foster connection & collaboration among mentees within the cohort during & post the 9-month mentoring period;

    2. To promote knowledge sharing through relevant events within the mentee community, as well as with selected mentors & corporate leaders;

    3. To provide a platform to raise the visibility and enhance the visibility of board-ready candidates.

    The Mentee Circle has lined-up a series of planned activities for this year & all 30% Club Malaysia mentees are invited to participate.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The 30% Club Malaysia hosted its inaugural Council Members' Forum. More than 30 Council Members nominated by corporate members and partners participated in this first-ever virtual Forum.

    With the theme “Lessons from Leaders - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the heart of the business”, this member-led networking platform kicked off with a warm welcome by Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia. She introduced the Council Member’s Forum which is to be held at least twice a year allowing these Council Members to come together to collaborate, share ideas, best practices & promote changes to implement diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) within their organisations.

    This was followed by updates from Marzida Mohd Noor, Lead of the Activate pillar within the 30% Club Malaysia. She proceeded to update participants on the diverse activities of the 30% Club Malaysia over the last year or so. There was a call for more corporate members and partners to participate in our activities & come forward to collaborate on potential programmes, initiatives, or events. 

    CEO of Manulife Holdings Berhad, Vibha Coburn's keynote address was filled with nuggets of wisdom, quotable quotes & thought-provoking stories & best practices of diversity, equity & inclusion from her career, through the years. 

    This interactive session was followed by enlightening and engaging conversations with an introduction by Raj Kumar Paramanathan and renowned HR leaders Aiza Aryati Kasim, Chief Human Resources Officer of Manulife Malaysia; Norlida (Oli) Azmi Group Chief People Officer of Axiata & Muhammad Rawi Abdullah, Country Head of Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

    They expounded on the business case for DEI that has driven innovation in their workplaces, imparted best practices, shared challenges & introduced existing or new initiatives within their organisations. Together with participants chiming in & putting forward questions, the first-ever 30% Club Malaysia’s Council Members’ Forum was a rousing success & many have expressed the need for more of these synergistic, illuminating sessions.

    If you represent a corporation keen to become a corporate member, we invite you to connect with us via membership.30percentclubmy@gmail.com to register your interest.

     

     

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    On 15 December, members of the 30% Club's Activate team virtually met with a very passionate team from Lembaga Tabung Haji(TH) lead by Rina Sarif, its Chief Human Capital Officer.

    The meeting is part of the 30% Club's mission to build an ecosystem of corporations to support our campaign in promoting diversity and inclusion focusing on gender balance on the Malaysian corporate boards and C-Suites. This will be the first of many engagements in the weeks to come, with this very dynamic team.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    On Dec 11, more than 100 women and men leaders had the privilege to hear from truly remarkable women leaders on the role of women in today’s world at the webinar, Half the Sky.

    Dr Miwa Kato - Director of Operations, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Tan Sri Zarinah - Chairperson, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia and Datuk Yvonne Chia - Chairperson, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia left the audience truly inspired with their thoughts and insights gleaned from a wealth of experience and wisdom of how to embrace opportunities. The session was moderated by Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar, Chairperson, Caring Pharmacy.

    The overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants in the webinar, who joined from as far as Japan and Africa, was testament to the value that this session brought. The 30% club’s goal was to provide a different perspective and empower the right thinking, which was successfully delivered.

    We would like to thank our partners, Global Impact Network Malaysia, TULIPS MOVEMENT and Nottingham University Business School for the collaborative effort in organizing this session.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    30% Club Malaysia has signed Memoranda of Understanding with the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG), CnetG Asia Sdn Bhd (CnetG), and Asia School of Business (ASB).

    These partnerships include the promotion of diverse and inclusive leadership as part of corporate governance advocacy with MICG; access to research and leadership development that support the goal of developing more board-ready women with ASB through its MBA and select Executive Education programmes; and collaboration with CnetG, to develop framework that advances diversity on boards and C-suites with PLCs, multinational companies, universities and professional bodies.

    “As the world increasingly works in a collaborative manner, we seek to strategically partner with those who will amplify our goal to increase women representation on boards and senior leadership positions. In 2020, five years on, our focus has been on building a more robust ecosystem aimed at this case for change," said Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Co-Founding Chair, 30% Club Malaysia during a virtual signing ceremony, the first of its kind for this business-led campaign.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    Are there differences in the leadership DNA of female and male leaders?

    "Women leaders have handled the Covid-19 crisis better than their male counterparts."

    "Regardless of gender, there are 4 fundamental traits of a leader - higher level of self-awareness, learning agility, skills to influence and communication skills."

    "Be gender blind even with yourself and you'll find out more often than not they will treat you equally."

    "Its crucial to have an open mindset and be receptive."

    These were some of the views discussed at the recent AI Summit 2020, where 30% Club Malaysia was a supporting partner. The panel discussion was moderated by Raj Kumar Paramanathan, Managing Partner of CnetG Asia and a 30% Club Advocate.

    5 eminent panelists, Rizalina Mantaring, Ayla Majid, Karel Avni Doshi, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, and Sunil Puri, shared their views on what leadership traits are and their relevance for a sustainable and inclusive new world.


     

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The 30% Club Malaysia would like to congratulate the Cohort Five - a total of ten women- on successfully completing the nine-month mentoring journey to become board-ready.


    The Cohort 5 are participants of the Board Mentoring Scheme, which aims to accelerate the appointment of more women into board positions as well as enhancing diversity and inclusion in public-listed companies.

    Since the launch in 2017, more than 40 women has gone through the 9-month mentoring scheme and 27% are on boards of listed/non-listed companies. The 30% Club Malaysia would also like to welcome the on-boarding of the sixth cohort - a total of 20 participants – to start their nine-month mentoring journey.

    A total of 53 distinguished members of the corporate community have also participated as mentors in the scheme. The mentors have volunteered their time to help our next generation of female directors to reach their potential.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    The Influence Pillar of 30% Club Malaysia was privileged to have an online fireside chat with Mr Devanesan Evanson on 23 October, where we drew his views as CEO of the Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG) regarding Board-related matters, including diversity and inclusion.

    The Influence Pillar was represented by Datuk Zunaidah Idris, Datin Sunita Rajakumar, Ilham Sunhaji (MBA), Nirmala Doraisamy, CGMA, FCMA, CA(M), Karpana Somasundram, and Susan Sha, while Pushpa Nair moderated the session.

    On getting Boards to have a minimum of 30% women, Devanesan explained that MSWG will vote against a new male member on an all-male Board. Although MSWG’s shareholding is small, this is a matter of principle. MSWG also questions boards at AGMs on their inability to get at least 1 woman on board.

    While some countries mandate female representation at Boards, Malaysia has a principle-based Recommendation on gender diversity in the Code of Corporate Governance. In terms of effectiveness, MSWG finds naming and shaming is effective to encourage compliance.

    The Influence Pillar thanks Mr Devanesan for sharing his views and agreeing to be our influencer to support and improve D&I in the Investors Community.

  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad

    Recently, members of the Activate Pillar of 30% Club Malaysia met with representatives of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the national utility company. The purpose of the meeting was to share and introduce efforts by 30% Club Malaysia to increase awareness of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion amongst PLCs.


    This very engaging interaction strongly echoes the raison d'etre of 30% Club Malaysia which is to build an ecosystem of corporations, advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the country.


    Shukreen Ma of Tenaga Nasional Berhad and her team were on hand to meet Marzida Mohd Noor, Raj Kumar Paramanathan, Geetha Kandiah and Frances P. of the 30% Club Malaysia's Activate Pillar.

  • Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance

    As part of an ongoing initiative, members from the Activate Pillar of the 30% Club Malaysia met with representatives of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG).


    During the meeting, Marzida Mohd Noor, Raj Kumar Paramanathan and Wan Mazlina Wan Mustafa introduced various initiatives carried out by the 30% Club Malaysia to increase awareness on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion amongst PLCs.

    Moving forward the 30% Club Malaysia and MICG agree to explore joint opportunities to reach a larger audience and focus to enhance Corporate Governance in the boardroom.

    At the 30% Club Malaysia, we seek to work alongside organisations and leverage on expertise, readily available resources and experience to build and progress women into leadership positions in corporate Malaysia.

    This comes at an opportune time as the 30% Club Malaysia continues to work on building an ecosystem of corporations, advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the country.
    Roshni Jayantilal and her team at MICG were on hand to receive members of the 30% Club Activate Pillar.

  • Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

    A discussion wtih YB Hannah Yeoh and her team on the challenges of increasing women representation on the boards of public listed companies,and the way forward .  

  • Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

    Meeting with Professor Dr Heather McGregor, Dean of Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University, who is also a co-founder of 30%Club UK.  Expanding the collaboration on higher education for women, via the MBA scholarship.

  • Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

    The 30% Club Board Mentoring Scheme is a board level cross-sector mentoring programme to support the professional development of selected board-ready women.   

    Three cohorts of mentees have completed our program since its launch in July 2017, and a celebration was held to recognise cohort #4’s completion at ICDM. 

    The occassion  was graced by Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen, Chairman, Bursa Malaysia, who participated in a candid and enlightening fireside chat, sharing her vast experience as a director on various boards and what the board of the future should look like - what capabilities and mindsets would be required to provide the necessary leadership for change.  

  • Setia International Center, KL Ecocity.

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. This session was held as part of the Lady Surveyors Coffee Morning organized by the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and Jabatan Juruukur DiRaja Malaysia, at the Setia International Center, KL Ecocity.

  • Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. This session was held with about 25 female members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.

     

  • Petronas Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. This session was held with about 30 members of the HR Leaders' Circle and hosted by Zahira Sughra Zainuddin, Head, Corporate Project (Talent) and her capable team at Petronas.

     

  • The 30% Club Malaysia recently had a board mentoring celebration which was graced by YB Hannah Yeoh, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.

    The board mentoring programme helps fast track mentees’ appreciation of director duties and accountabilities through interactions with experienced mentors.

    The 30% Club Malaysia has four cohorts since the programme was launched in July last year, with two cycles completed and two more ongoing.

  • Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Kuala Lumpur

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The third session was held with 54 members of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

  • ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Malaysia

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The third session was held with 24 members of the ACCA.

     

     

  • SP Setia Headquarters, Shah Alam

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a  “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The second session was held with 35 participants from SP Setia of levels of GM and above.

  • UEM Leaning Centre, Selangor

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a  “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The first of these was held with UEM Group and saw 54 C-2 participants.

  • World Bank Publication Issue 4

    Women on Boards in Malaysia
    Using firm-level data for 806 public-listed companies in Malaysia, we highlight the extent of women’s participation as board members in Malaysia benchmarked against other countries.

    How this women’s participation varies by industry and firm-size is considered, along with its potential impact on the company’s performance.

    About 13 percent of the board positions in Malaysia filled by women and the rest by men in 2017. Moreover, the trend over the last four years reveals a slow pace of increase in the proportion of women board members.

    The largest 100 firms and some industries such as finance show a greater tendency to have female vs. male board members. The profit rate is significantly positively correlated with proportionately more female board members in a firm, suggesting a “business case” for more women on the boards. Read here Development Digest: Maximising Knowledge for Development

  • PwC Malaysia, Jalan Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

    On 16 April 2018, PwC Malaysia, in collaboration with 30% Club Malaysia, hosted a sharing session at our office with Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, President and CEO of PEMANDU Associates, as guest speaker.

    Themed ‘Empowering women through mentorship’, the dialogue focused on what can be done to ensure greater gender diversity in the boardroom. The event was also held to welcome the mentors and mentees from the 3rd cohort of 30% Club’s Board Mentoring Scheme, and to recognise the mentees from the 1st cohort, who had recently completed the 9-month programme.

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

    30% Club Malaysia 's first Business Leaders Roundtable meeting for 2018. It is chaired by Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar with Advisory Co-Chair Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.

  • Impiana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

  • InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

    IBM's managing director Chye Neo Chong hosts the roundtable meeting recently.

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar & Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsuddin chairs the 30% Club Business Leaders Roundtable Meeting

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

    Themed “Women – Driving Energy Liberalisation”, the forum will discuss involvement of women in the energy sector and role of women in driving energy market liberalisation.

    The forum is hosted by OGA 2017 and is supported by the 30% Club, an organisation promoting gender diversity in boardrooms.


    OGA 2017 is the 16th Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition to be held from 11 to 13 July at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 

  • Hilton Kuala Lumpur

    On 12 July, 2017, PwC hosted a lunch in collaboration with 30% Club Malaysia to launch a Board Mentoring Scheme for board-ready women in Malaysia. Pauline Ho, PwC Malaysia People Partner and 30% Club Steering Committee Member, did the welcome address and moderated a fireside chat with Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, a seasoned board member of various companies and the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC).

    The 30% Club Malaysia pairs board-ready women with current board members in a new 9-month mentorship programme, and is aligned with the government’s target of increasing the number of women on Bursa Top 100 public-listed companies’ (PLC) boards to 30% by 2020. Mentors comprise Chairs, Board Directors, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior corporate leaders, while mentees are women in leadership positions looking to move into the boardroom.

    The programme is an avenue to facilitate conversations between mentors and mentees, providing more opportunities for mentors and mentees to co-create development, and exposes mentees to a larger network as part of the ongoing journey to get more women on boards. For more photos click here 

     

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

    A business leaders roundtable meeting #4 was held recently. It was chaired by founding Chairs Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar and Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah.

  • Museum Theatrette, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

    The World Bank Group Global Knowledge & Research Hub in Malaysia holds a panel discussion with 30% Club Malaysia Co Founder on Women, Business and Law. A presentation on Women, Business & the Law (Prosperity by Improving Women's Rights)and a panel discussion by Siobhan Das, Executive Director of American & Malaysian Chamber of Commerce,  Anne Abraham, co-founder of 30% Club Malaysia Chapter and Augusto Lopez Claros.

  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Restaurant

    World Bank Group & 30% Club Malaysia recently held its inaugural business leaders brunch meeting. The Guest of Honour and Speakers are Victoria Kwakwa Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific who leads the World Bank’s strategy in East Asia Pacific since April 15, 2016, Tan Sri Zeti Dato' Akhtar, Past Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri (Dr) Mohd Sidek Hassan, Petronas Chairman and Tan Sri Rebecca Sta Maria, Former Sec-Gen of Ministry of Interntional Trade & Industry.

    Watch the video here.

  • Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad Boardroom Level 23, Bank Pembangunan Malaysian Berhad

    The Steering Committee of 30% Club Malaysia held its first meeting, which is chaired and hosted by founding chair Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar. For more photos click here.

  • 30% Club Malaysia and Edinburgh Business School (EBS) The Graduate School of Business Heriot Watt University offers a full MBA scholarship to Malaysian women only.

    Co-Founder of 30% Club UK and newly appointed Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School, Professor Heather Mc Gregor was in Kuala Lumpur to talk about the scholarship and hold a career talk on “Is accumulating human capital more important than building social capital? To know more, read here.

  • APEC Publications ( APEC#216-PP-01.1)

    This report presents the outcome of a survey that was undertaken to establish how women directors enhance corporate values in companies within the APEC region.

    The mechanism of improving corporate values through the appointment of women directors were demonstrated. Case studies were also conducted through interviews with leading companies in APEC (Canada; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; the Philippines; and Viet Nam) that are considered to have achieved positive impact on growth through gender diversity. 

  • Sunway University, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

    The founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia and Chairman of Sunway Group Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah recently chaired and hosted the 3rd Business Leaders Roundtable meeting. More photos here.
     
  • Impiana KLCC Hotel

    At HAYS event in collaboration with 30% Club Malaysia presented findings of it's Global Gender Diversity Report.

  • St.Giles Gardens Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur

    Anne Abraham, CEO Leadwomen, woman board director of Media Prima Berhad & Co-Founder 30% Club Malaysia is interviewed in September on the good practices of Women Director appointment in APEC economies and success study funded by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan this week by Mr Teruya Saruta, Partner KPMG Azsa LLC.

    The objective is to look into companies that have actively and successfully enhanced Women Director appointment, to draw lessons learnt from case studies to promote corporate diversity further.

    The outcome is expected to be presented as good practices with the members of APEC economies at the APEC meeting November 2016. Read here.

  • Focus Malaysia

    On the National Women's Day (25th August), the 30% Club Malaysia partnered with Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to present awards to the companies who have achieved 30% women on boards.

  • Maybank Tower, Kuala Lumpur

  • Lanai Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

    The photos of the event are here. 

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Center

  • Jockey Club Hall, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

    TWF's flagship 30% Club Boardroom Lunch brings accomplished and aspiring Women to Watch face-to-face with Board Directors and C-suite members from leading local and international companies, and their advisors for simulated boardroom discussions on key issues facing boards today. This flagship event aims to break down some of the closed circle networks which are often used to fill board appointments, and provide an opportunity for women to showcase their expertise and credentials for board positions in front of senior company representatives. 

    Each participating company hosts a table at which five of their directors, senior executives and/or advisors are present. The remaining five seats are allocated by TWF and 30% Club to four accomplished Women to Watch and one executive search firm representative or 30% Club VIP. 

  • Financial Times, 59/F, The Centre, 99 Queens Road

    To wrap up our first cycle of the TWF & 30% Club Boardroom Series Workshops, we would like to invite all participants to a complimentary social gathering kindly hosted by Financial Times. 

    You will have the opportunity to meet other Women to Watch and share your experiences over champagne and canapés!

  • Herbert Smith Freehills, 23F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark

    TWF & 30% Club HK Boardroom Series is collaborating with Herbert Smith Freehills to deliver "The Legal Side of Being a Director - Your Duties Explained" workshop.

    This session will enable participants to gain a better understanding of all legal requirements involved in the role of a Director. 

  • KPMG, 8th Floor, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central

    TWF & 30% Club HK Boardroom Series is collaborating with Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Limited to deliver the "How to Secure a Board Position?" workshop.

    This session will enable participants to learn how to best position themselves for a board role and what type of commitment is required to gain a seat at the table.

    Topics covered:

    • Understanding the commitment required to take on a board role – in terms of expected workload and time
    • The iNED selection process –how do boards identify, engage and assess potential board members 
    • Positioning yourself for a board role - top tips for securing an external listed board position 
    • Selecting the right board role – due diligence on the opportunity, company, chair and other iNEDs

    Open to: women looking to take on a board position alongside their current full-time executive role, or looking to transition and build a board portfolio.

  • Financial Times, 59/F, The Centre, 99 Queens Road

    TWF & 30% Club HK Boardroom Series is collaborating with FT Non-Executive Director Programme to deliver the "Behaviours that Drive Boardroom Effectiveness" workshop.

    In this session participants will learn why behaviour in the boardroom is key to being an effective board member. Angela Mackay (Managing Director Asia Pacific, Financial Times) will use material from the FT's post-graduate level NED Diploma, as well as her own personal experience from her executive and non-executive director roles, to explain the importance of understanding boardroom dynamics.

  • KPMG, 23/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

    The Alternative Paths to the Board aims to showcase the opportunities that sitting on different types of boards offer as well as challenges and rewards that comes with the position. What does it actually mean to sit on a company’s internal committee, start-up advisory board or chamber board? How to get on one and when? 

    Join us for a panel discussion with highly-esteemed women leaders to learn how to find the right board, build your portfolio and understand the full scope and value of being a board member. You will have the opportunity to network with key Board Directors, Executive Search Firms, Chambers, NGOs and other board-ready and board experienced women leaders. 

    The esteemed panelists:

    Ada Yip | CEO, Urban Spring
    Elaine J Cheung | Group CFO, Regal Springs 
    Rachel Huf | General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Barclays
    Tiffany Pinkstone | Managing Director, The Sovereign Art Foundation

    The Boardroom Series for Women Leaders is a targeted initiative for our Women to Watch which offers a sustainable, impact-focused programme to help us achieve our collective goal of increasing the number of women on boards.  

  • JC Hall, The Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    TWF's flagship 30% Club Boardroom Lunch brings accomplished and aspiring Women to Watch face-to-face with Board Directors and C-suite members from leading local and international companies, and their advisors for simulated boardroom discussions on key issues facing boards today. This flagship event aims to break down some of the closed circle networks which are often used to fill board appointments, and provide an opportunity for women to showcase their expertise and credentials for board positions in front of senior company representatives. 

    Each participating company hosts a table at which 4 of their directors, senior executives and/or advisors are present. The remaining 6 seats are allocated by TWF and 30% Club to 5 accomplished Women to Watch and executive search firm representative or 30% Club VIP. Over lunch, in a simulation of boardroom discussions, guests engage in a structured exchange of views on some of the key issues facing boards today.

    We are delighted with the line-up of corporate partners who are hosting tables this year. They include our Lead Sponsor, Standard Chartered, our Contributing Sponsors, Goldman Sachs and KPMG, as well as CIBC, Citi, Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills, HKEX, HSBC, Hysan, Link, Linklaters, Macquarie, Manulife, Melco, Paul Weiss, PCCW, Slaughter and May, Sovereign Group, Swire. This year, we were also joined by Executive Search Firm Partners, Egon Zenhder, Hedrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Meraki, Russel Reynolds and Spencer Stuart - who all had the opportunity to connect with this year’s dynamic Women to Watch!

  • KPMG, 8/F Prince’s Building, 10 Charter Road, Central, Hong Kong

    We are pleased to announce our brand new Boardroom Series for Women Leaders which includes our flagship annual 30% Club Boardroom Lunch. The series is composed of educational workshops and networking events with key Board Directors, Executive Search firms and peers. It offers a more sustained and results-focused programme to help us achieve our collective goal of increasing the number of women on boards.

    Our launch of this initiative starts with the "Roundtable Breakfast: From the C-Suite to the Board" which aims to link board-ready and board-aspiring Women to Watch with Executive Search Firms and to have an open dialogue regarding challenges and diversity in HK boardrooms. There will be a panel discussion with Nick Allen (Chairman of Link REIT) focusing on what boards and chairs are looking for in potential board candidates.
     
    Often the challenges involved in the shift from the C-Suite to the Board involves the use of different skills, which we'll highlight in this session. We will dive into where and what to focus on when building board portfolios and how to position yourself to stand out. The groups will break into roundtables led by senior representatives from the search firms to discuss these challenges.

  • Tianshan & Lushan rooms, Level 5, Island Shangri-la hotel

    Although businesses are increasingly recognizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion, the number of women on Asian boards has barely moved the needle in recent years. Yet, companies in the West have made great leaps forward to change the status quo. Why is that? We need to ask ourselves:

    • Can Asia achieve diversity at board level? What are the opportunities and challenges
    • What lessons can we learn from outside of Asia?
    • How can we make a difference?
    • How can you, as a senior leader in Asia, stand out from the crowd to be appointed to boards both at home and abroad?

    Heidrick & Struggles and the 30% club are delighted to invite you to this compelling panel discussion featuring one of the most influential board search consultants in the industry, Bonnie Gwin (Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Partner of the Global CEO & Board Practice of Heidrick & Struggles), as well as Fern Ngai (CEO of Community Business), Fiona Nott (CEO of The Women’s Foundation) and May Tan (Former CEO of Standard Chartered and INED of Link Asset Management). The event will be moderated by Kyoko Altman, Director of HSBC Global Banking and Markets and ex-CNN anchor.

  • The Hong Kong Club

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors, the 30% Club and The Women’s Foundation are delighted to host an exclusive breakfast with Elizabeth Proust, AO FAICD, Chairman, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Ms. Proust will discuss: 

    • The issues of diversity, trust, culture and board composition.
    • Innovation and digital transformation, artificial intelligence and cyber, and how these areas need to be considered by directors when looking toward the future.

     

    About the Speaker

    Elizabeth joined the AICD board in March 2014 and was appointed Chairman in
    December 2015. She sits on a number of boards, including as Chairman of Nestlé Australia and the Bank of Melbourne. Elizabeth is a Non-Executive Director of Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, and a member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Directors’ Advisory Panel and the Victoria Police Corporate Advisory Group. In 2010 Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.

    Previously Elizabeth worked in senior roles at the ANZ Banking Group, in local, State and Federal Government, and in BP Australia and BP International. She has held senior positions in the Victorian Government, including as Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department. She was also CEO of the City of Melbourne.

  • JC Hall, The Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    Recognising that many boards still largely rely on their own networks to fill board openings, the flagship 30% Club Boardroom Lunch brings accomplished and aspiring women directors face-to-face with board and C-suite members from leading local and international companies and their advisors, for simulated boardroom discussions on key issues facing boards today. This flagship event aims to break down some of the closed circle networks which are often used to fill board appointments, and provide an opportunity for women to showcase their expertise and credentials for board positions in front of senior company representatives.

    Each participating company typically hosts a table at which four of their directors, senior executives and/or advisors are present. The remaining six seats are allocated to five accomplished and aspiring women directors and one facilitator. Over lunch, in a simulation of boardroom discussions, guests engage in a structured exchange of views on some of the key issues facing boards today, including risk management, executive compensation, succession planning and social media strategy.

    We are delighted with the early line-up of corporate partners who are hosting tables this year. They include our Title Sponsors, KPMG and Standard Chartered, our Associate Sponsor, Paul Weiss, as well as CIBC, HKEX, Macquarie, Slaughter and May, Sovereign Group, Swire, Thomson Reuters, and Yu Ming Investment Management. We look forward to connecting them with this year’s dynamic Women to Watch!

  • The American Club Hong Kong

    The 30% Club Hong Kong and CIBC are delighted to host a breakfast talk featuring special guest Victor G. Dodig, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC and Chair of the 30% Club Canada.

    Mr Dodig will discuss:

    • His experiences as Chair and the achievements of the 30% Club Canada
    • CIBC's gender initiatives and the importance of men as diversity champions
    • His life story and why ensuring women have equal access to opportunities is such an important cause for him personally

     

    About the Speaker

    Victor Dodig was named President and CEO of the CIBC group of companies, one of North America's largest financial services institutions, in September 2014. Under his tenure, Mr Dodig has helped usher in a new era for the bank, positioning CIBC as a strong, innovative, and relationship-oriented financial institution with a Return on Equity among the highest of its peers globally. Mr Dodig brings more than 20 years of extensive business and banking experience, having led CIBC's Wealth Management, Asset Management and Retail Banking businesses. He also led several businesses with UBS and Merrill Lynch in Canada and internationally, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

    A member of CIBC's Board of Directors, Mr Dodig also serves on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute and ROM Board of Governors. He is a vocal advocate for gender diversity in the workplace, and actively supports the advancement of talented women to executive roles and on boards as founding Chair of the 30% Club Canada and as a Catalyst Canada Advisory Board member.

    A past recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ award, Mr Dodig is a graduate of the Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA and was recognized as a Baker scholar. He holds a Diploma from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (St. Michael's College) in Commerce. Mr Dodig resides in Toronto with his wife Maureen and their four teenage children.

  • JC Hall, The Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    TWF's flagship 30% Club Annual Boardroom Lunch, brings accomplished and aspiring women directors face to face with board and C-suite members from leading local and international companies and their advisors, for simulated boardroom discussions on key issues facing boards today. This flagship event aims to break down some of the closed circle networks which are often used to fill board appointments, and provide an opportunity for women to showcase their expertise and credentials for board positions in front of senior company representatives.

    Each participating company typically hosts a table at which four of their directors, senior executives and/or advisors are present. The remaining six seats are allocated to five accomplished and aspiring women directors and one facilitator. Over lunch, in a simulation of boardroom discussions, guests engage in a structured exchange of views on some of the key issues facing boards today, including risk management, executive compensation, succession planning and social media strategy.

    We are delighted with the line-up of corporate partners who are hosting tables this year. They include Alibaba, AIA, Citi, BlackRock, Deacons, Goldman Sachs, HSF, HKEX, Hogan Lovells, HSBC, Li & Fung, Macquarie, MTR, PCCW, Sino Group, Slaughter and May, Swire, and Thomson Reuters, alongside event sponsors Standard Chartered and KPMG. We look forward to connecting them with this year’s dynamic Women to Watch!

     

    Title Sponsors

  • JC Hall, The Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    The 30% Club Hong Kong is delighted to present a special lunch with Henry Kravis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of KKR.

    Mr Kravis will speak about:

    • Lessons learned as KKR celebrates its 40th anniversary and 10th year in Asia
    • The global investing environment and today's challenges and opportunities
    • How diversity and inclusion need to be considered by business

     

    About the Speaker

    Henry Kravis is the Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of KKR, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on regional Private Equity Investement and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analysing and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.

  • JC Hall, The Asia Society Hong Kong Center

    Recognising that many boards still largely rely on their own networks to fill board openings, the lunch brought our extensive and growing pool of accomplished and aspiring women directors face to face with chairmen, board members and senior management from Hong Kong's leading companies and their key advisors. In a simulation of boardroom discussions, guests engaged over lunch in a structured exchange of views on some of the key issues facing boards today including succession planning, social media strategy and risk management. 

  • Herbert Smith Freehills: Level 42, 101 Collins Street Melbourne

    The Australian chapter of the 30% Club is celebrating the significant progress that has been made during the past three years towards the achievement of the 30 per cent target. Although the target of 30 per cent female directors on ASX 200 boards was not reached by the end of 2018, we are within reach.

    The 30% Club Australian chapter are launching a new target of 30 per cent female directors on ASX 300 boards by the end of 2021. There are currently 19.7% female directors on ASX 201-300 boards, so committed effort is required to achieve the target.

    Panellists at the event will discuss the ASX 300 target, the establishment of a new Investment Banking & Private Equity working group, the stakeholders that need to be engaged in this space and the successes of the ASX 200 campaign.

    Please email Rhian Richardson at rrichardson@aicd.com.au to enquire about attending the event. 


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