TWF Best Practice Guides

TWF is passionate about both research and collaboration which we believe can help accelerate change in entrenched practices and attitudes that continue to hold people back. 

At the same time, we are fortunate to count among our key corporate partners some of the most progressive institutions on the planet in terms of their commitment to gender equality. This combination of factors is what is fuelling our recent efforts to publish best practice knowledge-sharing guides for organisational development and HR policies to ensure brighter prospects for women in the workplace. Our best practice guides are designed to be highly practical and draw on our birds-eye view of what leading firms are doing to attract, retain and promote more women.

The first guide we published in 2013 with the support of McKinsey identifies success markers for women's networks and is available as a free resource. We are delighted that our framework has been used by a number of leading women's networks at firms such as Barclays, BlackRock, Linklaters and Thomson Reuters.

This was followed in 2014 with a study in partnership with Linklaters on Best Practices for Nominating Committees in respect of Board Diversity and a Best Practice guide to Mentoring Programmes for Women in 2015, drawing on our highly acclaimed Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders which is now in its sixth year.

In May 2016, we launched our Success Markers for Return-to-Work Programmes for Women which was marked by a two-part event series in partnership with Ellevate Hong Kong and Back to Work. 

We are also working with Dentons and the Hong Kong Council for Social Service on a Best Practice Guide for organisations looking to provide better support for working women (and men) who are shouldering elderly care responsibilities. 

Down the road, we are considering a best practice guide for employers and employees on Flexible Working. If you might be able to help us with this project - whether as a potential knowledge partner or a sponsor, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Jo Hayes at 

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Success Markers for Effective Unconscious Gender Bias Strategies

A complimentary resource for Effective Unconscious Gender Bias Strategies

Success Markers for Gender-Inclusive Global Mobility Programmes

A complimentary resource for Gender-Inclusive Global Mobility Programmes.

Success Markers for Return-to-Work Programmes for Women

A complimentary resource for return to work (“RTW”) programmes for women.

TWF's Best Practice Guide to Effective Mentoring Programmes for Women

Success Markers for Mentoring Programmes for Women

Nomination and diversity on Hong Kong boards: Best practice and in practice

One year after the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Code was amended to introduce “comply or explain” requirements for board diversity policies, this study by Linklaters, in partnership with the 30% Club, looks at regulation and practice in Hong Kong in relation to nomination committees and the director nomination process, and how Hong Kong compares globally in this respect

Expanding the Horizons: Women’s Networks in Hong Kong and beyond

Success markers for women’s networks within a broader ecosystem