SC working with stakeholders to achieve target of having 30% women on boards


THE Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) continues to champion women’s participation in its institution and is working closely with stakeholders to achieve the target of having 30% women on boards. 

SC chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar said SC has over 400 dedicated women who are contributing to the institute although many people may still hold the view that the capital market is a male-dominated industry. 

“In the capital market, SC continues to champion women’s participation on boards and senior management in its corporate governance initiative,” he said in SC’s LinkedIn account. 

In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD) yesterday, Syed Zaid announced that the management has decided to grant all women employees of SC a one-off special leave in the afternoon of March 8 to recognise the challenging balancing act they had to play during the Covid-19 period, where the line between work and home was blurred 

“I hope that all of us, men and women, will step up to play our part in fighting the bias women face in the community and at work. What we want is for everyone, irrespective of gender, to have the same opportunity to thrive and succeed,” he added. — Bernama