Women sidelined for Asia’s top business jobs – in spite of a search for talent

Women in senior management roles in Asian businesses are extremely rare (photo:dpa)
Women in senior management roles in Asian businesses are extremely rare (photo:dpa)

The competition for top level staff among many companies in Asia looking to fuel their expansion is fierce. Yet women, who could provide a rich source of talent are, in many cases, still being kept out of the boardrooms and executive committees. The second part of a series on the lack of top jobs for women in Asia looks at the barriers and challenges facing them.

IN SPITE of the dramatic rise of Asian businesses in the global marketplace, women in senior management functions are extremely rare.

They account for eight per cent of seats on executive committees and six per cent of seats on corporate boards, according to a recent study by management consultancy firm McKinse...

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