Smare standing up for women in push to get more to work

Business

By LEMACH LAVARI
Having more women in the workforce will improve the performance of Papua New Guinean companies and government departments, says Nambawan Super Ltd chairman Anthony Smare.
Speaking at the fund’s employer conference in Port Moresby last Friday, Samre said 50 per cent of the fund’s staff was made up of women and its board of nine members had three women.
“What we found (in companies) in the world is that more women in leadership positions translated to greater performance in companies,” Smare said.
Smare said it was unacceptable that women made up only 26 per cent of the fund’s membership.
He said that meant that not many women were employed.
Smare said he would make the effort to have more women employed in the companies that the fund had shares in.

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