Malaysia

 

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.

 

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Members


  • KLSE 100 

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    Dato' Izzaddin Idris

    President & Group CEO

    Axiata Group Bhd

  • KLSE 100 

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

    Chairman

    SP Setia

  • KLSE 100 

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    Michelle Tanya Achuthan

    INED

    Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd

  • KLSE 300 

    Pos Malaysia Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Abrar A. Anwar

    MD & CEO

    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Emmanuel Nivet

    Country Manager

    AXA Affin Life Insurance Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Emmanuel Nivet

    CEO

    AXA Affin General Insurance Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Rohit Nambiar

    Group CEO

    Tune Protect Group Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Arshad Mohamed Ismail

    President/Group CEO

    Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Vibha Coburn

    CEO

    Manulife Insurance Bhd

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES 

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    Stuart Milne

    Group GM & CEO

    HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd

  • STATUTORY BODY 

    Lembaga Tabung Haji

  • 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

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

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    Geetha Kandiah

    Director

    KASS International

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Dato' Izzaddin Idris

    Chairman

    Celcom Sdn Bhd

  • TELCO / MEDIA 

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    Srinivas Gattamneni

    CEO

    Axiata Digital Advertising

  • ASSOCIATION 

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    Siobhan Das

    CEO

    American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce

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

  • Advisory 

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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.

  • FOUNDING CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

    Chairman - ICDM

  • EXECUTIVE FOUNDING CO-CHAIR 

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    Anne Abraham

    Chairman - Lead Women

    Director- Media Prima Bhd

  • EXECUTIVE FOUNDING CO-CHAIR 

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    Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar

    Director- ICDM & Affin Bank Bhd

  • MEMBERSHIP & ACTIVATION 

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    Marzida Mohd Noor

    Director

    Affin Bank

  • 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

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    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.

    contact

    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

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    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

    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

    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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