Asian nations lag behind on women in boardrooms

Singapore may have a sitting female president, but the nation lags behind its global peers when it comes to the number of women holding board seats.

With female representation at 10.3%, the country is placed third from the bottom — only Thailand and Japan are ranked lower — among major markets, according to a joint report by the Human Capital Leadership Institute and Board-Agender.

The top three countries are Germany, the UK and the US.

That hasn’t stopped Singapore from pressing ahead with its goal to reach 20% women directorships by 2020. — Bloomberg