FleishmanHillard Seoul’s Yvonne Park Recognized by Women Corporate Directors for Advancing Board Diversity in Korea
SEOUL, November 30, 2020 – Yvonne Park, president and senior partner of FleishmanHillard in Seoul, earned recognition from the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family for assisting with legislation passed this year to require gender diversity on boards of its largest listed companies at the fourth annual conference of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) in Korea on November 26, 2020.
Eight of 10 listed Korean companies with assets of more than 2 trillion won (equivalent to $1.7 billion U.S.) were found to have no women on their boards of directors.
Park’s prestigious award recognizes her significant contributions as a board member of WCD Korea and ground-breaking effort to pass the ‘Glass Ceiling Act’ into law to expand women’s involvement on executive boards. The ‘Glass Ceiling Act’ requires at least one female board member, an important step toward greater diversity of rich perspectives and experience necessary for sustainable growth and performance.