Women’s Development Programme 2020

The Women’s Development Programme is designed to support high potential female talent during the transition from mid to senior management, equipping them with the skills and mindset required to lead change, champion openness and to be the impactful, responsible, purpose-driven leaders of tomorrow.

The programme will provide tools to enable women to manage multiple competing priorities at work and home, ensuring they are best positioned for success. As our research shows, mid-to senior level management is when most women are at risk of leaving the workforce, resulting in companies losing vast  amounts of experience, insights and talent potential.

The programme serves to inspire, engage and open up new networks to support women as they advance in their careers.Through a comprehensive combination of lectures, interactive sessions, leadership exercises and input from international faculty members and senior business leaders, the Women’s Development Programme offers a blend of academic and practical learning.

The programme serves to challenge conventional thinking and addresses contemporary issues facing leaders in the workplace, across industries and geographies.

This six-day programme, split into two sessions of three days each, will allow participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning experience and network with international peers, away from the distractions of daily life.

China Entry Strategy

There are six modules, which include:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Negotiation and Collaboration
  • Strategies for Future Business
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Managing Your Ecosystem
  • Ethics and Compliance
China Entry Strategy

Programme Fee: HK$50,000 (HK$2000 off for HKU alumni / HK$2000 off for corporate rate of 3 or more concurrent registrations)  

Registration by Post/Fax/Email - for Individual Registration or Company Registration


Contact:Ms. Nan Xia
Tel: +852 3962 1285
Email: applicationee@hku.hk
The HK Female Talent Pipeline Study

We are delighted to present the inaugural Hong Kong’s Female Talent Pipeline Study. As an institution at the heart of Hong Kong we are committed to ensuring the ongoing progress of our city. At The University of Hong Kong, we see 54 per cent women at the undergraduate level, yet despite this abundance of talent, this study shows the female representation at senior management level in companies across the city, stands at only 29 per cent. Our seven year partnership with the team at Meraki Executive Search & Consulting on the Women’s Directorship Programme has contributed to our focus on women in leadership, and we are pleased to be extending the series to address the retention of female talent in the workforce through the Women’s Development Programme. For the first time this report lays out in detail the female talent pipeline in Hong Kong. We now have a benchmark with which to track our progress. Clearly things need to change. Organisations need to take action to tackle the fall out of more than 24 per cent female talent from their ranks. There is no one size fits all solution – each organisation needs to tailor its own resolution to this issue, taking into account the unique challenges faced within the corporate culture. But the underlying message of the study is that without real focus and a concerted effort, we will see no change. More than half of Hong Kong organisations are not even tracking this type of pipeline data – we hope in future years that data tracking will be standard practice across every company. The first step is measurement.

Prof Haipeng Shen
Associate Dean (Executive Education)
Patrick S C Poon Professor in Analytics and Innovation



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