By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China") (NYSE: YUMC) announced that it has been included in the State Street Global Advisors' (SSGA) Gender Diversity Index. With this inclusion, Yum China joins a select group of large-scale listed U.S. companies committed to closing gender gaps and advancing women through gender diversity on their boards of directors and in senior leadership positions.
"We are very proud to have been included in the SSGA Gender Diversity Index," said Micky Pant, Yum China's Chief Executive Officer. "We firmly believe that gender should never be a factor in consideration for senior leadership positions, nor should it be a barrier to success. Yum China has always been committed to cultivating a workplace culture that is inclusive, diverse, and underpinned by an emphasis on meritocracy and hard work. We will continue to build on this platform and offer all our employees an equal opportunity to grow and lead."
The SSGA Gender Diversity Index tracks the performance of listed U.S. large capitalization companies with the highest levels of gender diversity on their boards of directors and in senior leadership positions within their respective sectors. The index offers investors the opportunity to invest capital in companies committed to addressing issues of gender inequality at the senior and executive management levels.
Yum China currently employs over 200,000 women, among an employee base of more than 420,000 people, and has made great strides in hiring and retaining talented female leaders across all management levels within the company. Ruby Lu and Joey Wat serve on the Board of Directors of Yum China. The Senior Leadership Team currently includes Joey Wat, President and Chief Operating Officer; Shella Ng, Chief Legal Officer; Christabel Lo, Chief People Officer; Angela Ai, Chief Development Officer; and Alice Wang, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs.
For more information on the SSGA Gender Diversity Index please visit: https://www.ssga.com/global/en/products-capabilities/asset-classes/equity/ssga-gender-diversity-index.html
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