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Asia Trails in Diversity With Few Women on Boards

The world of clubby billionaires in the region is slow to change

Asia is almost the worst in the world, behind Latin America, when it comes women in the boardroom, with an average of 7.8 percent of female directors, according to a study by Deloitte LLP. In Europe, 22.6 percent are women, the study found. The progress of gender diversity for the region’s billionaires is lagging as most of the richest men in China, Japan and South Korea run companies with few, if any, female board members.

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