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Juwai CEO on female leadership at The Economist summit

By Juwai, 01 September 2017
Carrie Economist CEO Carrie Law took to the stage as a panel speaker at this year’s The Economist: Innovation as Competition, Australia’s Asian Future Summit 2017 in Sydney.

The panel discussion, titled ‘Breaking Through the Looking Glass’, examined how pioneering female entrepreneurs are driving change around the world and on closing the global gender gap. Carrie spoke alongside other inspiring women, including Pocket Sun, Founding Partner of SoGal Ventures.

Having worked throughout Asia in several countries, Carrie shared her expert insights on how Australia fares in comparison with China and Southeast Asian counterparts in nurturing a women-friendly environment that contributes to the rise of groundbreaking female-led firms.

In fact, three C-level positions in are currently helmed by women – along with a number of other female regional leaders – and the company is currently actively recruiting women for the Board of Directors.

According to a study by Boston-based trading platform Quantopian, women CEOs in the Fortune 1000 drive three times the returns as S&P 500 enterprises run predominantly by men.1

The study compared the stock performance of Fortune 1000 companies that had women CEOs between 2002 and 2014 against the S&P 500’s performance during that same period, and findings revealed the 80 women CEOs during those 12 years produced equity returns 226% better than the S&P 500.1



Sources: 1. Fortune: Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500;