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Why companies need to focus on addressing gender pay inequalities

Globally, there is renewed focus on the pay disparities between men and women. In many countries, organisations are required to report on the gender pay gap. Although this is not yet the case in South…

5 successful business women share their secrets

There has never been a better time to be a woman in business. Not only are role models aplenty, but there is also ample support available today to give entrepreneurial women the boost needed to…

Lessons I have learnt as a woman in the workplace

I would like to believe that we are raising our children in a world where gender, culture and colour don’t matter, but we all know that unfortunately that is not the case. Today, women in…

Why do men need to step up on the home front?

With slow global economic growth resulting in many sectors shedding jobs around the world, South African males now more than ever are urged to accept responsibility for their families. Statistics South Africa’s latest survey shows…

Women need to take control of their careers from an earlier age

Other than the structural issues our society faces, one factor that has been fueling the existing gender pay gap in South Africa is the educational and career choices young women make. The World Economic Forum…

How to empower women at work?

When it comes to talking about the empowerment of women in the workplace, it’s all too easy to quote the statistics at hand. They remind us that, on average, women earn between 60 and 75%…

Diversity & Inclusion
How can changing gender perceptions and behaviours in the workplace promote economic growth?

How can changing gender perceptions and behaviours in the workplace promote economic growth?

Despite decades of progress towards achieving equality in the workplace, women remain significantly under-represented in emerging tech. The imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools…

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5 reasons why AI needs Women

5 reasons why AI needs Women

Over the course of the last few years, Artificial intelligence (AI) has become recognised as one of the keys to solving some of the world’s most complex issues – unlocking a level of growth and…

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Why is learnability a critical equaliser for women in the workplace?

Why is learnability a critical equaliser for women in the workplace?

Learnability is now more important that any existing skill set. This principle is one of the most serious disruptors in the modern workplace, and is a trend that many businesses are either unaware of, or…

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Is South Africa lagging behind when it comes to Women in C-Suite roles?

Is South Africa lagging behind when it comes to Women in C-Suite roles?

Having so much recent focus on women and their roles in society is, of course, a good thing. Even if, very belated. It is clear that change needs to happen and needs to be on…