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Every year, on International Women’s Day (March 8), the world takes stock of how effectively half the world’s population – women – are represented in various sectors.
Finding top female leaders in Asia is still hard. Only a few women, compared to their male counterparts, make it to senior management roles.
In Hong Kong, women’s representation in top decision-making roles is less than 15%, according to a Morningstar note issued on March 6.
While women represent 40% of the workforce, their representation on executive teams is only 17%, which falls below the global average, the note said. Comparatively, women make up 28% at the executive level in Singapore.
AsianInvestor believes that it’s important to acknowledge the success women have achieved in the asset owner industry, given the challenges women in the workplace continue to face.
These women reached senior positions with the odds often stacked against them, and have climbed to the top through their exceptional skills, hard work and talent.
The editorial team, after speaking to industry experts, has curated a special list to celebrate some of these female financial influencers, who are well-known within the city's asset owner industry.
We also included some influential figures within regulatory bodies and the city’s stock exchange, as decisions made by these entities significantly affect asset owners as well.
This list, which is sorted by given name first, is by no means exhaustive.
To all these women, we salute you. #Breakthebias