Gender-balanced boards are proven to result in greater business success. Business community calls to tackle the existing gender diversity imbalance in boardrooms for years. Also, board members face new challenges and increases in responsibility since the recent wave of governance reform swept in. Directors need to be better prepared – beyond just compliance – to best represent the interests of shareholders and stakeholders.
Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong and Meraki Executive Search & Consulting have joined forces with senior business leaders to create the first certificated, internationally focused, cross industry, board preparedness programme, exclusively for women - the Women’s Directorship Programme.
Through a comprehensive combination of lectures, interactive sessions, leadership exercises and input from senior business leaders, this world-leading board governance programme is dedicated to increase the pool of board-ready women executives and is designed to:
As of the year 2020, 30% of our participants joined Executive Committee while 50% joined a board after graduating from the Programme.
The programme is led by International faculty members, involves real life case studies and thought leadership delivered by industry leaders who are champions of diversity in the boardroom. Below lists are in no particular order.
INED, Shire and Tate & Lyle
Chairman of the Board, Tide Holdings & Chairman - Sage Group
Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric
Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s
INED - DBS Bank, Link REIT and HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited
Chairman, Hang Seng Bank
Chairman of Ocado Group
Senior INED of Quilter & INED Arcadis
We’ve carefully designed a new approach due to the COVID pandemic to create a seamless learning experience, which participants can enjoy both virtual and face-to-face learning experience with international peers.
The programme is delivered via two sessions, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning experience and network with international peers, away from the distractions of daily life.
* In the event that the programme needs to continue with the 100% Live Virtual format, additional dates shall be 16-18 September for 2021 COVID Contingency plan
The class size is kept small under 20 to ensure learning quality and sufficient interactions among professors, guest speakers and peers.
The certificate on Board Directorship Program, registered under the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) will be awarded to the participants who successfully complete the programme and pass the assessment.
With former programme participants from across the world, the WDP Alumni form an international network ready for the challenge of the boardroom.
The WDP Alumni network hosts regular events to ensure all cohorts are connected, as the network continues to grow.
The WDP Alumni network offers continuous learning opportunities, from quarterly webinars to guest speaker events.
Bank of China
Van Cleef & Arpels
Polar Air Cargo
Hong Kong Broadband
Turn , Inc.
McKinsey & Company
A. T. Kearney
Emst & Young
*Listed in no particular order
Programme Fee: US$12,500 (US$500 off for HKU alumni or for corporate rate of 3 or more concurrent registrations)
If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organization, please contact our advisor:
|Ms. Nan Xia|
|+852 3962 1285|
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