WomenCorporateDirectors Launches Myanmar Chapter for Growing Number of Local Women on Corporate Boards

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YANGON, Myanmar--2 Oct--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
Launch date: October 2, 2017; 79th WCD chapter

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) – the largest organization of women corporate board members globally – is launching its 79th chapter in Myanmar on October 2; Myanmar will be the 16th WCD chapter in Asia. With chapters across six continents, WCD has driven greater boardroom participation and engagement for women, including in countries in Asia with heavy imbalances in board gender representation.

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"The first Myanmar delegate participated in a WCD Institute in Tokyo in 2015, and it was then that WCD decided to launch a chapter in Myanmar because women business leaders are taking a larger role in running companies and carrying the reins of the large family businesses," says Susan Stautberg, WCD CEO and Chairman. "There is a real need for a network like WCD that can support these women, and women in the high-tech sector, who are emerging as leaders in the country."

Two of Myanmar's most prominent women directors – Nang Lang Kham and Nang Kham Noung (Marlene), of the KBZ Group, one of the largest privately held companies in Myanmar – will attend the launch as inaugural WCD members in the country, and KBZ is working with KPMG to sponsor the event. For the launch, WCD is also conducting a board training program for first-time directors.

As part of WCD's growing presence in Asia-Pacific, the group just hosted its   ASPAC Institute in Hong Kong, drawing women corporate leaders from across the region, including Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive elected earlier this year and the city's first female chief executive.

To apply for media credentials to cover the event, please contact Suzanne Oaks Brownstein or Trang Mar   of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or news@teminandco.com .
About WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc.

The WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc. (WCD Foundation) is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the WCD Foundation has 79 chapters around the world. The aggregate market capitalization of public companies on whose boards WCD Foundation members serve is over $8 trillion. In addition, WCD Foundation members serve on numerous boards of large private and family-run companies globally. For more information visit www.womencorporatedirectors.org or follow us on Twitter @WomenCorpDirs, #WCDboards.

Upcoming WCD Institutes include:
  • EMEA Institute – October 24-25, 2017; Madrid
  • Americas Institute – March 7-8, 2018; Miami
  • Global Institute – May 8-10, 2018; New York
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