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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.

 

Upcoming Events

The 30% Club Malaysia is pleased to be the Supporting Partner for the StarBiz Summit! - #digitalXdata 2021 events.

With the theme, "Rebuilding the Nation’s Economy in the Digital Reality of 2022", the StarBiz Summit is the avenue for businesses and organisations to learn about the industry outlook & market forecasts of 2022 in various critical industry verticals, business areas & organisational functions.

Pauline Ho Chief Strategic Operations Officer & Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia & Team Lead, Board Mentoring, 30% Club Malaysia will be speaking in a panel session entitled "Industry Calibration for the ‘Never Normal". The panel session is on 26 November 2021 from 3.30pm until 4.30pm.

Do not miss this opportunity!
Please register here 

 


Members


  • BURSA 

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    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa

    Chairman

    Malayan Banking Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Dato' Izzaddin Idris

    President & Group CEO

    Axiata Group Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Jalil Rasheed

    Group CEO

    Berjaya Corporation Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Michelle Tanya Achuthan

    INED

    Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Roland Bala

    Managing Director

    Heineken Malaysia Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Vibha Coburn

    CEO

    Manulife Insurance Bhd

  • BURSA 

    Pos Malaysia Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Y.A.M. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail

    Chairman

    SP Setia

  • BURSA 

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    Dato' Roslina Zainal

    INED

    Tenaga Nasional Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Rohit Nambiar

    Group CEO

    Tune Protect Group Bhd

  • BURSA 

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    Rohaizad Darus

    President

    Velesto Energy Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Emmanuel Nivet

    CEO

    AXA Affin General Insurance Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Emmanuel Nivet

    Country Manager

    AXA Affin Life Insurance Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Arshad Mohamed Ismail

    President/Group CEO

    Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Stuart Milne

    Group GM & CEO

    HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Abrar A. Anwar

    MD & CEO

    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Srinivas Gattamneni

    CEO

    Axiata Digital Advertising Sdn Bhd (ada)

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Mohd Khairil Abdullah

    CEO

    Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Sheyantha Abeykoon

    CEO

    Boost Holdings Sdn Bhd

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Mohamed Idham Nawawi

    CEO

    Celcom Axiata Bhd

  • TELCO/MEDIA 

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    Albern Murty

    CEO

    Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Mohamed Adlan Ahmad Tajudin

    CEO

    edotco Group Bhd

  • STATUTORY BODY 

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    Dato’ Sri Amrin Awaluddin

    Group MD & CEO

    Lembaga Tabung Haji

  • STATUTORY BODY 

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    Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan

    CEO

    Malaysian Institute of Accountants

  • PROFESSIONAL BODY 

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    Dato' Yusli Mohamed Yusof

    President

    Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance

  • EDUCATION 

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    Charles H. Fine

    President, CEO & Dean

    Asia School of Business

  • EDUCATION 

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    Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi

    Provost & CEO

    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  • EXECUTIVE SEARCH 

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    Raj Kumar Paramanathan

    Managing Partner

    CnetG Asia

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

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    Pauline Ho

    Assurance Partner and Chief Strategic Operations Officer

    PwC Malaysia

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

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    Geetha Kandiah

    Director

    KASS International

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

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    Yeo Eng Ping

    EY Asia-Pacific Tax Leader; Partner

    Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd

  • ASSOCIATION 

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    Siobhan Das

    CEO

    American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce

  • TECHNOLOGY 

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    Chua Chai Ping

    HR Director and Site Leader

    Experian (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

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    Rohaya Mohammad Yusof

    Chairman, (Board)

    Institutional Investors Council Malaysia

Partners

30% Club works with some amazing partner groups that help champion meaningful, sustainable change in the gender balance of boards and leadership.
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Advisory Committee

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    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

    Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia

    Chairman - ICDM

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    Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah

    Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia

    Founder& Chairman Sunway Group

  • Executive 

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    Dato' Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar

    Co Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia

    Director- ICDM

  • Executive 

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    Anne Abraham

    Co Founding Chair of 30% Club Malaysia

    Chairman - LeadWomen

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

  • CHAIRMAN 

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    Ami Moris

    CEO

    Maybank Kim Eng Group

  • MEMBERSHIP & ACTIVATION 

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    Marzida Mohd Noor

    Director

    Affin Bank

  • MEMBERSHIP & ACTIVATION 

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    Raj Kumar Paramanathan

    Managing Partner

    Cnetg Asia

  • TALENT PIPELINE 

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    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    CHRO

    SP Setia Bhd

  • GOVERNMENT AND REGULATOR 

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    IIham Sunhaji

    Head of Corporate Strategy& Research - MPRC

    Director- OVH Bhd & Econframe Bhd

  • INVESTOR COMMUNITY 

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    Karpana Somasundram

    Director

    CB Industrial Product Bhd

  • BOARD MENTORING 

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    Pauline Ho

    Partner, Assurance

    PwC

  • BOARD MENTORING 

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    Tian Pouw TP Pun

    Founder

    TPPun Advisory

  • MEDIA/PR&COMMUNICATIONS 

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    Norlida Azmi

    Group Chief People Officer

    Axiata Group Bhd

  • SECRETARIAT 

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    Wan Mazlina Wan Mustafa

    Secretariat

    30% Club Malaysia

Working groups

  • ACTIVATE

    Main aims

    The Activate Pillar aims to support the overall objective of 30% Club Malaysia in building an ecosystem of corporations  to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion. To this end, we will LEAD with the Chairs and CEOs of our members to promote development of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; further advance existing initiatives; build a pipeline and progress women into leadership positions.

    We will collaborate with interested corporations and LEVERAGE readily available resources from members, partners and advocates. In addition, we seek to provide platforms for corporations to network with peers across industry and exchange insights and best practices that elevate diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplace.

    Activate will encourage interested corporations to take a LEAP as active proponents of the 30% Club, and advance our campaign’s agenda. To achieve this, we will create avenues for participating corporations to be visible in this campaign to raise diversity, equity and inclusion in the Malaysian workforce.

    contact

    Marzida Mohd Noor at marzida.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Marzida Mohd Noor

  • INFLUENCE

    Main aims

    The Influence pillar aims to engage with key influencers in the Investors’ Community and Government groups ranging from domestic, regional & international investors, regulators and GLICs. In collaborating with key influencers and thought leaders, our aim is to establish a community of advocates who will advance diversity, equality and inclusion across the workforce and boardrooms, at the company and national levels, in support the objectives of 30% Club Malaysia. We are actively engaging with key influencers such as Securities Commission, Bursa Malaysia, Institutional Investors Council Malaysia (IIC), and Government Linked Investment Companies (GLICs) through interviews, moderated panel discussions, and dialogue sessions on issues of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We are leveraging on various platforms, including social media, to raise our visibility and voice through featuring the key content and discussion points of our engagements with influencers. In this way, we will build up the momentum of forwarding the agenda of diversity, equity, and inclusion towards enhancing corporate governance.

    contact

    IIham Sunhaji (Government and Regulator) & Karpana Somasundram (Investor Community) at influence.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    IIham Sunhaji & Karpana Somasundram

  • ENABLE (TALENT PIPELINE)

    Main aims

    The Enable Pillar aims to enable future women leaders and act as a bridge to the current business leaders. The role of the Talent Pipeline team is to remove the barriers, create opportunities, and help identify quality talents for the 30% Club female board placement.

    The team comes with a vision to shift the mindset of the leaders today and focus on the merits of diversity; prepare the C-suite leaders to become board ready both from a functional specialist and a general management path; and expand the visibility of 30% Club in relations to Talent Pipelining. The Talent Pipeline team will be working closely with CEOs, HR Leaders, Universities, Women Empowerment groups, and Professional Associations.

    The main outcome of our initiatives is to shift that mindset and grow the next generation of Female Leaders for both Macro & Micro benefits to organisations and the nation.

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    Nadiah Tan Abdullah at nadiahtan.a@spsetia.com

    Group leader

    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

  • ENABLE (BOARD MENTORING)

    Main aims

    The board mentoring scheme aims to accelerate the appointment of more women into board positions as well as enhancing diversity and inclusion in public-listed companies (PLCs). 

    The scheme, which was launched in 2017, brings together experienced board directors as mentors and aspiring board-ready women under an umbrella with a focus on professional and personal development. 

    The scheme helps to develop a broader pipeline of board-ready women candidates to be considered for board positions as well as raise their visibility and enhance their profiles among PLCs. Besides gaining clarity, building courage and confidence, participating in this scheme will lead to enhanced leadership capabilities to succeed in a diverse environment in their current workplace.

    Through the mentors’ involvement in this scheme, it is our aim that mentors will advocate more gender-diverse boardrooms.
     
    Since its inception, more than 40 experienced board members from a wide range of PLCs have supported the board mentoring scheme and, many women candidates have become board directors at both listed and non listed companies.
     
    How it works
    The scheme runs for nine months.
     
    To be part of this scheme, the candidate needs to be assessed as board ready by LeadWomen or The Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM). Then, the mentee will be assigned to a mentor, who is a board member of a PLC.

    During this period, the mentee needs to initiate at least three meetings with their respective mentors with each meeting lasting between one to two hours. The respective mentors will share experience and provide guidance to the selected mentees in key areas that are necessary to succeed in board positions. Where the opportunity arise, the mentors may introduce the mentees to others board members with the aim of expanding the mentees’ network. 

    The mentees also benefit from networking amongst themselves, share knowledge and learn from each other during the 9 month journey. At the conclusion of the 9 months, feedbacks are gathered from both the mentors and mentees to further improve the scheme. 

    contact

    Pauline Ho & Tian Pouw TP Pun. Please contact Norlela at norlela.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Pauline Ho & Tian Pouw TP Pun

  • MEDIA/PR & COMMUNICATIONS

    Main aims

    The Media/PR & Communications aims to increase the visibility and reach of the 30% Club through a coordinated series of strategic communications engagements and activities.

    Fundamental to our message is driving thought leadership and action to achieve the business campaign objectives. 

    Among the activities carried out include driving followership and engagement on LinkedIn, leveraging on print and online media to boost our outreach efforts. In line with the 30% club objective, the team also advocates for gender diversity on boards as speakers at various conferences and platforms. The team also advocates for gender diversity on boards and C-Suites as speakers at various conferences and platforms.

    Media

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    ​Norlida Azmi at comms.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Norlida Azmi

  • SECRETARIAT

    Main aims

    The Secretariat is the single point of contact for all queries relating to the 30% Club Malaysia as well ast the primary liaison for other 30% Club chapters. The responsibilities include facilitating and administering the objectives and activities of the three pillars (ACTIVATE, INFLUENCE and ENABLE ) of the 30% Club Malaysia.  The Secretariat also  facilitates the placement of women directors on boards for public listed companies. 

    contact

    Mazlina at mazlina.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Wan Mazlina Wan Mustafa

Events


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  • 30% Club Malaysia

    We are pleased to announce that Ami Moris, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Group has been appointed as Chairman of 30% Club Malaysia.

    Thank you Ami for committing your time and energy to the mission of 30% Club Malaysia. We are confident that your leadership in promoting positive practices in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) will galvanize our campaign for gender balance on Boards and C-Suites.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    On the morning of Wednesday, 22 September 2021, about 30 participants comprising Advocates, Council Members, nominated representative of Partners and Corporate Members along with volunteers and Mentees of the 30% Club Malaysia participated in a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) Masterclass.

    This first online masterclass was presented by Aiza Aryati Kasim, volunteer of the Activate Pillar, 30% Club Malaysia and also an experienced HR professional currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Manulife Insurance Berhad. The masterclass was to allow participants to gain a basic understanding of what DEI and how to begin inculcating DEI culture and people practices into the organisation.

    The online interactive session with lively questions interjecting Aiza’s well-constructed presentation, delved into the intricacies of and best practices of DEI in today’s workplace. Participants were also able to learn about the wide range of DEI options that can help support the workforce, as well as how to assess these initiatives through measurable, objective metrics.

  • 30% Club Malaysia

    A total of 20 women of the Cohort Six have successfully completed the nine-month mentoring journey to become board-ready.

    The Cohort Six are participants of the Board Mentoring Scheme, which aims to accelerate the appointment of more women into board positions as well as enhancing DEI in PLCs.  

    At the opening address by Dato Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar, Executive Co-Founding Chair, 30% Club Malaysia, he said that one of the common feedback from the mentees was the knowledge they have gained through the sharing of experience from their respective mentors on a broad selection of governance topics.  

    “They have also benefited from attending a range of knowledge sharing sessions, which were mostly online. It is also heartening to hear from our mentors that their mentees have been in the driving seat and have owned their mentoring journey - setting mentoring goals, tracking their development progress and taking away guidance and suggestions from their respective mentors - for their professional and personal development,” he said during the 30% Club Malaysia Mentoring Celebration virtual event.

    The event saw the Graduation of Cohort#6 and Onboarding of Cohort#7. A total of 17 women are participating in the Cohort #7. 

    Since 2017, a total of 68 mentees who went through this Board Mentoring Scheme, with 53 mentors supporting the initiative of the Board Mentoring Scheme. 

    “We hope, that through the Mentoring Scheme, we now have a broader pipeline of aspiring board-ready candidates, which in turn can support and grow the talent pipeline of women candidates and bring about a sustainable change in DEI into Corporate Malaysia.” he said. 

    “I am happy to note that to date, more than 30% of our mentees have been placed on company boards, thus also supporting the target of the MCCG 2021 which recommends to all listed companies that boards comprise of at least 30% women directors,” he added. 

    Although we have made significant progress towards the target of at least 30% by end of 2020, we still have a way to go. The participation of WoB to date stands at 25.5% for the top 100 listed companies, and 17.0% for all PLC boards, in comparison to the 30% recommendation by the SC. 

    Nevertheless, this updated code sends a clearer signal to all listed companies to encourage diversity in their board composition, encompassing not only gender, but also to take the opportunity to increase diversity in the tenure and age of boards, as well as experiences, skills, background and culture. 

    The event concluded with a dialogue session (organised by Mentee Circle) by Martin Manen, Chairman of the Board, Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad and Sazlyna Sapiee, a mentee of the Board Mentoring Scheme.

    He shared his experiences as a mentor and, explained that "Diversity is to be invited to the party, Inclusion is to be asked to dance". 

    Once again, the 30% Club Malaysia would like to congratulate the graduating Cohort#6 and welcome the Cohort#7 on embarking their mentoring journey.

  • Online

    The 30% Club Malaysia would like to congratulate the organisers of the recent Women in AI Malaysia Summit @ UTeM 2021. The event saw over 240 participants exploring various topics revolving gender-inclusive AI that will benefit society. 

    This event gathered many women in the field as well as those who wish to kickstart their AI journey. The Summit included various illuminating WAI events, the WaiTALK, WaiTime, WaiAccelerate, WaiMasterClass and WaiDatathon.

    As a supporting partner of this event, we would like to take the opportunity to thank speakers from the 30% Club Malaysia, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood and Marzida Mohd Noor.

    On 13 September 2021, Marzida Mohd Noor, Independent Non-Executive Director, Affin Bank Berhad, Advocate and Activate Pillar Lead, 30% Club Malaysia presented a WAItalk entitled "Women in Tech – Why the gender gap still persist?". Here, she expounded on the disproportionate ratio of women to men in the technology industry, why the gender gap still persist and what can be done to encourage more women in technology.

    Our other speaker, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Chairperson, Skymind Holdings Bhd, Advocate, 30% Club Malaysia gave the Closing Speech on the morning of 17 September 2021.

    Women in Artificial Intelligence or WAI is a non-profit do-tank working towards gender-inclusive AI that benefits global society. Their mission is to increase female representation and participation in AI. They are a community-driven initiative bringing empowerment, knowledge and active collaboration via education, research, events, and blogging. They believe in the power of community based on mutual support, caring and sharing to bring awareness, inspire and educate next generations.

  • 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


FAQs


The 30% Club is a global movement founded in the UK. It aims to place women in 30% of leadership positions at all levels of the organisation. The Malaysia Chapter was launched by the Prime Minister in May 2015. The immediate focus of the Malaysia Chapter is to facilitate 30% women representation on the boards of public-listed companies. This is intended to be a catalyst for the long-term objective to achieve a corporate culture in Malaysia where the appointment process becomes impartial to gender.

The intent is to reach a minimum of 30% women representation on boards of PLCs. 30% is a sizeable enough minority to have an effective voice to influence change. Data indicates that 30% is a target that can be achieved with the number of qualified, board-ready women in the market today combined with the number of board positions registered with Bursa Malaysia.

It is not a quota mandated by law. Rather, 30% is a target. Although the Malaysian government has taken the soft-compulsion approach to get public-listed companies to commit to this target, the 30% initiative relies on persuasion and engagement to encourage compliance.

The Club understands it requires a tremendous amount of support from various stakeholders. We do not work in isolation and are in continuous engagement with various stakeholders who share our vision. We partner with Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia, the Economic Planning Unit and the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) in the Prime Minister’s Department, TalentCorp, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, as well as talent sourcing agencies, NGOs, and experienced volunteers who are actively advocating and leading the way for change.

In the immediate term, the Club is focusing our placement efforts on the Bursa Top 100 PLCs as well as all-male boards. Towards this end, our initiatives include:

  • Working with sourcing and learning agencies for board placements and development programmes to keep the talent pipeline full.
  • A mentoring programme conducted in partnership with PwC.
  • Business leaders’ roundtables to facilitate 2-way dialogues with Board members in order to understand their challenges in meeting the targets and helping them appreciate how the Club can assist.
  • Providing media visibility for these activities and to profile current and potential women directors.

While companies are encouraged to meet the 30% target, it is on the expectation that women directors are appointed based on their eligibility, qualification and experience. Bursa data indicates that there is a sufficient number of board-ready women in the market to reach this target, but without intervention the data suggests that Malaysia will only reach 30% women on PLC boards by 2099. The Government, therefore, has imposed measures to help fast track women appointments on boards.


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