Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2016: A quarter of new candidates are in technology


Around a quarter of the new names in on Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen list for 2016 are working in the technology sector.

Candidates selected for the 50 Power Businesswomen rankings are active in the upper echelons of Asian business and show significant power and financial resource control. Among the 27 newcomers on the list this year were women working in technology, including internet security company Venustech founder, Jane Yan. Ventustech currently claims close to 80 per cent of China’s government and military business.

Japan-based Eva Chen has also rejoined the  rankings this year with Trend Mirco, which tackles security for the Internet-of-Things.

Grant Thornton’s Women in Business report, released in March, shows that the global proportion of senior business roles held by women is at 24 per cent, with the Philippines recording one of the highest proportions of women in senior jobs, at 39 per cent.