Harvey Nash & The University of Hong Kong

Women's Directorship Programme

Harvey Nash and The University of Hong Kong join forces

The University of Hong Kong’s involvement

Introduction by Professor Amy H. Lau, Director of Executive Education, Faculty of Business and Economics

Women undoubtedly alter the dynamics and the atmospherics of the boardroom, and in doing so, help the quality of decision-making.

Women bring an alternative skill set and encourage new ways of thinking within a company.

With this in mind, in addition to the fact that boards which reflect the diversity of their consumer base are proven to be more effective, we want to drive this agenda forward and demonstrate our commitment to making a change - balanced boards equal better business.

We recognise there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to addressing the lack of women in leadership positions across the world and there is no magic strategy for a woman to reach the top in her career.

However, this programme is aimed at helping participants develop their own set of strategies tailored to their career ambitions, situation and personality, recognising that these will evolve over time as new challenges arise and elements in their lives change.

Harvey Nash and The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics have brought together a fantastic combination of internationally esteemed professors and worldwide industry leaders to create this unique programme.

The willingness of key figures in the business community to get involved demonstrates the time for change is now.

About Executive Education of the Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Established in 1998 under the auspices of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong, Executive Education specialises in providing Executive Programmes to executives of local, regional and international private and public organisations.

With the support of our faculty members'’ expertise in the broad spectrum of business areas, we recognise the latest development as well as the challenges and opportunities in today’s volatile global economy. We have also partnered with the best universities in the world by offering cutting-edged customised corporate programmes for senior executives and contributing to bring their organisations to new heights and achieve outstanding performance.

The Faculty of Business and Economics was founded in 2001 through the amalgamation of the School of Business and the School of Economics and Finance. It aims to be a leading institution for business and economics education and research in Asia and offer top quality degree programmes and executive education programmes that serve the needs of the business sector and the community.

Its MBA full time programme, offered in partnerships with CBS and LBS has a strong Asia and China focus and was ranked Asia’s no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It is the only programme in Asia and Australasia that make the world’s top 50 three years in a row. Furthermore, its EMBA-Global Asia is an Asian extension of the top quality programme (EMBA-Global) in the world.

The University of Hong Kong has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university. In 2012, it was ranked no. 23 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings and no. 35 by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The Faculty of Business and Economics continues to attract top students from Hong Kong and beyond.

It admits the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all the 10 Faculties. Three of its undergraduate programmes are ranked among the University’s top 10 programmes. It is fully accredited by the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS).

Its accounting and business programmes are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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