A recent study confirms that a huge gender imbalance that pervades Asia's corporate scene. It looks at the number of female non-executive directors in the largest 100 companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and the UK. Based on data from annual reports as of end-September 2007, Singapore earns the dubious honour of being the least inclusive as 72 company boards have no female non-executive directors. Hong Kong follows closely behind with 68. The situation improves in Australia where just 42 boards have no female non- executive directors. The UK appears to be the most inclusive with a mere 28 such boards. Looking at female non-executive and independent directors, Hong Kong now tops the unflattering list - 82 company boards do not have such directors. Singapore follows with 78. Full story here.