Club Lunch: Enabling Women: A Case for Higher Flexibility In The Workplace
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:10pm – address
Speaker: Diana Cesar
Chief Executive, Hong Kong , HSBC
Women in Hong Kong have come a long way when it comes to participation in the labor force. However, there is still a significant gender gap when it comes to females in senior roles. With women making up more than 50% of the population, there was huge economic benefits to be gained from ensuring that more women join and stay in the workforce. Ms. Cesar shared her views of how companies need to be flexible in their HR policies — or risk seeing female employees leave for more accommodating competitors, or take up more ‘unconventional’ ways of working. She shared her personal insights and experiences on what it takes for a woman to climb the ladder to the top of the financial industry. She also gave an overview of what HSBC is doing to help more women attain leadership positions in the organization.
Diana Cesar is HSBC’s Chief Executive for Hong Kong and a member of the Executive Committee for The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. During her career with HSBC, Ms. Cesar has held leadership roles in Marketing, Cards and Loans, Mortgages, Distribution Strategy and Consumer Propositions in Hong Kong and across Asia-Pacific.