Malaysia mulling ‘30 per cent club’ to increase female boardroom presence

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H3F2GH3G1DMalaysia is studying a proposal to set up a “30 per cent club” to boost the number of women holding top decision-making posts in the private sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on September 15.

Muhyiddin said the women ministry is weighing this idea, which is similar to those in other countries like the UK.

In the “30 per cent clubs” elsewhere across the globe, corporate leaders of major firms have introduced mentoring initiatives that have led to the consideration of capable women to fill up top positions, he said.

“In this matter, I understand that Pemandu is studying the possibilities for Malaysia to have its own club through our own mechanism and own mould,” he said at the 12th Women’s Summit in Putrajaya.

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The federal government had in 2011 introduced a policy to ensure that at least 30 per cent of the decision-makers in the private sector are women.

Speaking to the media later, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said her ministry was looking at all the existing “30 per cent club” models in other places including Hong Kong, UK and US.

“We are going to follow very closely because we want this 30 Per cent Club to be affiliated with one another,” she said.

 

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Malaysia is studying a proposal to set up a “30 per cent club” to boost the number of women holding top decision-making posts in the private sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on September 15.

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H3F2GH3G1DMalaysia is studying a proposal to set up a “30 per cent club” to boost the number of women holding top decision-making posts in the private sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on September 15.

Muhyiddin said the women ministry is weighing this idea, which is similar to those in other countries like the UK.

In the “30 per cent clubs” elsewhere across the globe, corporate leaders of major firms have introduced mentoring initiatives that have led to the consideration of capable women to fill up top positions, he said.

“In this matter, I understand that Pemandu is studying the possibilities for Malaysia to have its own club through our own mechanism and own mould,” he said at the 12th Women’s Summit in Putrajaya.

Inside Malaysia 2013/14
Inside Malaysia 2013/14
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The federal government had in 2011 introduced a policy to ensure that at least 30 per cent of the decision-makers in the private sector are women.

Speaking to the media later, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said her ministry was looking at all the existing “30 per cent club” models in other places including Hong Kong, UK and US.

“We are going to follow very closely because we want this 30 Per cent Club to be affiliated with one another,” she said.

 

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