Executive and politician Laura Cha explains how the financial center can keep growing.
FORTUNE -- Hong Kong needs to develop additional financial-services capabilities and areas of expertise if it wants to remain a top global player, Laura Cha, chairman of Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council, told a group of leading businesswomen here.
"We cannot afford to stand still," Cha said at Fortune Most Powerful Women Asia, an inaugural gathering of mostly MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Nov 12, 2013 5:54 PM ET
Chandrika Tandon, financial advisor (and sister of Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi), talks about her new album -- and work-life balance.chandrikaStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Apr 15, 2013 9:00 AM ET
A new McKinsey report finds students and companies alike worry that grads are unprepared for entry-level jobs. Schools? Not so much.
FORTUNE -- It is becoming a common complaint among CEOs and other top corporate executives: They can't find enough skilled workers. One economist recently told Fortune he has job openings in the hot area of data analytics that have gone unfilled for six months or more. A multinational CEO earlier MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Dec 5, 2012 6:37 AM ET
Today, International Women's Day, brings news that progress in the boardroom remains feeble: 10% of directors' seats worldwide are held by women, according to a new report. Meanwhile, as the U.K. contemplates quotas for corporate boards, a British businesswoman exhorts her countrywomen to assert themselves.-Pattie Sellers
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Do British businesswomen need more swagger? It is a question I raise, in all seriousness, as the MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 8, 2012 11:28 AM ET
Public-relations executive Richard Edelman writes in his blog this week that he wants women to occupy half of the senior roles in his company by 2016.
"Our goal is simple—50% of those on Strategy Committee, Operating Committee, GCRM and practice leadership will be women by 2016," he writes. "They will have earned the positions; there will not be a quota."
Edelman, who is president and CEO of Edelman, the world's largest independent public-relations MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Sep 2, 2011 10:49 AM ET
"Leaders must role model what GREAT looks like."
In her comments at the "Fortune Most Powerful Women Evening With..." dinner in New York City Tuesday night McKinsey & Co. 's Joanna Barsh was talking about the importance of corporate women leaders helping middle managers. But her comments helped set the tone for the evening, which also recognized a group of international rising stars who have been mentored by some of the MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - May 24, 2011 10:09 PM ET
By Stephanie N. Mehta, Executive Editor
House Speaker (and powerful woman) Nancy Pelosi told a group of media executives and editors that the recently passed health insurance reform bill will lead to new jobs by enabling would-be entrepreneurs to take professional risks such as starting their own companies.
"The entrepreneurial spirit of America is unleashed," she said, because the bill allows people to leave unsatisfying jobs they keep only for the medical MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - May 4, 2010 12:14 PM ET
Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz is speaking with Fortune Managing Editor Andrew Serwer, and she's taking questions from the audience. Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit attendee and tech editor Stephanie N. Mehta is sitting in the front row, with dispatches from the Four Seasons Resort Aviara.
But first, she pooh-poohed talk of her salty language: "I don't think it's that interesting, personally."
Women on boards
As she was coming up in business, Bartz MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Sep 15, 2009 4:06 PM ET
Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz is speaking with Fortune Managing Editor Andrew Serwer. Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit attendee and tech editor Stephanie N. Mehta is sitting in the front row, with dispatches from the Four Seasons Resort Aviara.Bartz, No. 8 on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list, is explaining why she took the Yahoo job: She flunked retirement. "Cocktail hour went from 6 (p.m.) to 4 (p.m.)," she joked.
Joking aside, MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Sep 15, 2009 3:53 PM ET
Sitting through the "Big Get-to-Know-You," a signature event at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, I'm struck by the number of women here who work for tech companies, or who are top tech executives as their corporations - or are top tech executives at tech companies (Vitria's Jomei Chang, Intel's (INTC) Diane Bryant just to name two). There are women here from IBM (IBM), Dell, (DELL), Symantec (SYMC), Apple (AAPL) MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Sep 15, 2009 12:00 PM ET
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