Case Study

Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

June 19, 2019

While gender gaps in labor market participation and educational attainment have narrowed, women around the world still encounter a glass ceiling when trying to reach the company boardroom, where female representation remains low. Policy-makers, business leaders, institutional investors and women’s business organizations are increasingly paying attention to this issue and are working to improve board gender diversity. 

The study advances the case that having women in business leadership positions is good for company performance, confirmed through an analysis of more than 1,000 companies in six countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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Related Links: 

Press release: IFC Study: Asian Companies with Women on Boards Show Better Financial Performance

Editorial: Board Diversity in Southeast Asia, Chris Razook, Ethical Boardroom, Autumn 2018

Regional page: East Asia and the Pacific

Topic page: Women on Boards and in Business Leadership