High Time: The Case for Gender Diversity in Corporate Boards

12nn- 2pm, July 5 (Wed), Dusit Thani Hotel

Results of research on the economic argument for having women in corporate boards have been ambivalent, with both positive and non-existent correlations. While many women have already established their presence in the C-suite, there remains a gender gap in corporate boards. In 2016, only 12% of board sears in Asia went to women (

What does in take for women to advance to leadership positions in the boardroom? What is needed to create an enabling environment for capable women to break the proverbial glass ceiling?

Join the conversation and weigh in on July 5. To cover lunch, a minimal fee of P 2,500 per person will be charged.


As chairperson and CEO of Punongbayan & Araullo (also know as P&A Grant Thornton), Marivic Españo heads one of the country’s leading organizations of independently owned and manages professional consulting firms providing audit, accounting, advisory and tax services. She is also currently a member of the board of directors of Grant Thornton International Limited (GTIL), serving her second 3-year term as an elected director.

A trustee of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Pet Bautista concurrently serves as a director of Goldilocks Bakeshop, Inc.; Flexo Manufacturing Corp.; Dominos Pizza; Directories Philippines Corp.; and servers as president and board of trustee of Ayala Pineridge Condominium Corp. Prior to this, he headed PITC Pharma, Universal Robina Corp., Kraft Foods Southeast Asia, San Miguel Beer, San Miguel Foods and Warner Lambert Indonesia.

With over 35 years of senior management experience, Baby Nuesa sits on a number of corporate and foundation boards. She is currently President of the ALFM Mutual Funds Group, and sits on the board of the Far Eastern University, Generika/Erikagen Group of Companies, Manila Water Company, Institute of Corporate Directors, and FINEX Foundation, among others.
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