Last week, the University of Hong Kong announced the members of the committee who will be responsible for selecting the new Vice-Chancellor on Peter Mathieson’s departure at the end of the year. All four members are men.
For anyone who spent the Easter weekend hiking, biking or swimming and making the most of the good weather - spare a thought for the group of female runners who were told at the last minute they couldn’t take part in the Tehran marathon and staged their own race instead, putting themselves at risk of being arrested and detained by Iran’s religious authorities.
From this week onwards, UK companies with more than 250 employees will be required to collect and report detailed gender-segregated data on pay including bonuses. Employers must both publish their gender pay gap data and a written statement on their public-facing website and report their data to the government.
Congratulations to Carrie Lam who will become Hong Kong’s first female leader. At The Women’s Foundation, we hope this will be a spur for more women in public office, more women on boards and more women running companies in Hong Kong.