The 30 per cent Club Malaysia chapter, a group driving a business campaign to have higher representation of women on corporate boards, made good progress in 2017, said its founding Chair, Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar. Since being launched in Malaysia in 2015, the 30 per cent Club’s initiatives such as the Business Leaders’ Roundtable, mentoring programme and placement of women directors had yielded positive results, she said in a statement today. Tan Sri Zarinah said the club was intensifying its efforts at having at least one woman director on all-male boards, particularly in large market capitalisation or the top 100 companies out of the 923 listed on Bursa Malaysia by 2018. The 30 per cent Club also aims to help Malaysia achieve 30 per cent women’s representation on public listed corporate boards by 2020, as more qualified women make themselves available for board appointments. “We are seeing more boards acknowledging that gender diversity makes good business sense,” Tan Sri Zarinah said.


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