Universities offer programmes for female executives

Asian universities are beginning to do what has long been practised in the West – offer short courses specifically for women who are leaders in business and politics, writes Calvin Yang for The New York Times.

While business schools at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and others have established courses for female executives, such offerings are just starting to make their mark in Asia. Last month, the University of Hong Kong held the first part of a course meant to prepare Asian women for the boardroom, The Women’s Directorship Programme.

Amy Lau, director of both the university’s business school and its executive education programme, said there would be several short courses focused on potential board directors in Asia. “We have decided that this first one should focus on women because there is currently a shortage of women on the boards,” she said. “This programme aims to address the imbalance in boardrooms.”
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