Our Views

Quotas Do Not
Ensuing Benefits

We are interested in having women on boards for the benefits that it brings. Meeting quotas does not guarantee that benefits follow.

Suitable Women
are Available

Look beyond personal networks and re-examine the typical profile of board directors. The pool of candidates could be much larger than expected.

And Diversity
Can Co-Exist

We support appointing board directors based on merit. However, board diversity is crucial to achieve sustained, long-lasting change.

Boost Investor
Confidence Through Diversity Disclosure

Companies disclosing their board diversity policy in the right spirit will help raise the profile of Singapore-listed issuers.

Future of charity boards

How can charities future-proof themselves?

The answer to this question formed the crux of the discussion at the Future of Charity Boards event, the first-ever in-person gathering of charity board chairs organised by the Council for Board Diversity.

The event featured President Halimah Yacob, who is also the Patron of CBD, making the Guest-of-Honour speech, and a Board Chairs’ Conversation moderated by Mildred Tan, Co-Chair of CBD, with speakers Achal Agarwal, Hsieh Fu Hua and Denise Phua. Dr Gerard Ee, Chair of the Charity Council who gave the closing remarks.

View the event videos below, or click to read the key takeaways at the link below.

Features and Highlights

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Board Appointment Guide for Charities
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

“An effective board does not come by chance. Whether it is in attracting board members, developing them, evaluating performance, or preparing for succession, none of these happen on their own without conscious thought and planning. And they are more critical now than ever before, as the challenges that charities seek to address are getting more complex.”

Mildred Tan
Co-chair, Council for Board Diversity; Chair, Tote Board Singapore and Singapore University of Social Sciences

“The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted stakeholders to pay close attention to companies’ sustainability and resilience. Companies need to assure stakeholders that they can navigate constant change and uncertainty, anticipate risks and capture new opportunities.”

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Inspiring Woman Leader
Lee Hui Li
Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore
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Inspiring Woman Leader
Jasmmine Wong
CEO of Inchcape Greater China & Singapore
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Inspiring Woman Leader
Ong Ai Hua
Head of Government Affairs and Policy at Johnson & Johnson in the Asia Pacific
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Inspiring Woman Leader
Sandy Foo
Deputy Head of the Corporate & Transactional Group and Head of the M&A Practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore
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Inspiring Woman Leader
Chien Chien Wong
CEO for Singapore and COO for Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
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Progress of Women on Boards

Congratulations to organisations on
appointing women board directors