Today the positive influence and the momentum of change globally, exerted by women, indicate clearly that woman power is not to be overlooked. Owing to female board members’ participation in major decision-making process, enterprises gain balanced views to reduce operational risks, increase profits and improve corporate image. In Taiwan, as active as female participation in the workforce, voices of female leaders are still lacking at the executive level, which is indeed a shame. A progressive society is flourished by continuous injection of innovative ideas. The collective wisdom and diversified views are needed to foster creativities which will in turn bring kinetic energy to advance our society.
In April of 2018, Taiwan Women on Boards Association (abbreviated as WOB.tw) was founded. The Association brings female leaders from various fields together on a mission to encourage more enterprises increasing board seats for female executives, for today and for tomorrow. The Change will ensure Taiwan’s corporations to be truly diversified. Current members of Taiwan Women on Boards Association span over 15 different industry sectors, including technology, financial services, retails…etc.. With their broad visions and comprehensive views, they often brainstorm for new ideas and are committed in mentoring the future generation.
Under WOB.tw, there are five main committees, i.e. Association General Affairs, Industry Insights, International Relationship, Public Affairs and Young Talent. The common goals of these five committees are to jointly build a talent pool of female board members, and to collaborate with like-minded international organizations to enhance its global participations and visibilities. Moreover, the Association will integrate resources from industries, government and academia to organize seminars and workshops. These forums will help general public to pay attention to government policies with extensive and balanced perspectives, thereby to improve the quality of the public policies.
Action is the most important language. At the moment, members of WOB.tw have been contributing their expertise and time in the Mentoring Program to share their experiences and cultivate next generation of female leaders to carry the torch. Taiwan Women on Boards Association is committed to build a talent pool of women board members, and a think tank to provide public policy advices, to bridge with international communities and to develop female decision makers for the new era. In the past, female’s views were only sought after relative to women-specific issues; in the future, WOB.tw would like to see that opinions from both genders are heard on major policies to ensure female participation and diversity are consistently maintained.
Taiwan Women on Boards Association
Empower Women for a Better World.