Women in Business

The 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which is currently underway in New York, is discussing “Women Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”.

Many women managers have found that getting in touch with their masculine side is one way of getting to the top. But in future it may no longer be the best career option. In fact, in the long term it could hinder a breakthrough to the very top.

Launched in 2016 by She Leads Africa, a social enterprise that encourages African women to build the businesses and careers of their dreams, SheHive is gearing up for a South African take over like no other this February.

Mastercard invites women entrepreneurs to enter the JA South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme.

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged members of the public and healthcare professionals to actively participate in World AIDS Day activities on 1 December.

When it comes to women in leadership positions, recent research indicates that in Africa they account for an average of 5% when compared to the global standard which comes in at 4%.

The notion that female staff can only be cleaners or waitresses in the hotel business is a thing of the past. The Protea Hotels by Marriott experience demonstrates how times have changed, with women fast moving up the career ladder in the hospitality industry.

As the country prepares to commemorate the female leaders of the past we look at what it means to be a powerful woman today.

Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate women who succeed against the odds, especially those who reach the top in a man’s world, despite male protection of their turf.

Farana Boodhram has made her mark in the male-dominated fields of mining and transport in South Africa and has been recognised for her achievements by being selected for a prestigious Vital Voices leadership fellowship last month.

There are many benefits to having a mentor when you’re just starting out in your career. You have someone to ask for advice, talk to about industry-related issues and introduce you to people who could help advance your career.

A partnership between government and the private sector will empower 5 000 women-owned maize farming cooperatives in the next five years.

Top South African Women to judge the Fairlady Women of the Future Awards 2016, in partnership with Santam.

Entries are now open for the FAIRLADY WOMEN OF THE FUTURE 2016 Awards.

Why are women battling to close deals? Here are 10 tips to help women negotiate better.

Promote more women if you know what’s good for you, says Michelle Moss.

The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) counts more than 200 million women entrepreneurs, high levels of innovation, and encouraging gender gap improvements

Across the globe the number of female directors on corporate boards has grown slowly and unevenly over the past decade. Little progress has been made towards equal representation with men.

How can business help in the fight against breast cancer? Manpower South Africa offers some insights.

Let's face it. Money matters, so whether you are single or married, a career woman or homemaker, you need to take charge of your financial affairs. Managing your money wisely is a prerequisite for financial comfort.

New study reveals that women are judged more harshly when speaking up assertively.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on political parties, civil society and all sectors of the economy to put measures in their space that will lead to gender parity and women empowerment.

SMME owners received professional advice from leading businesswomen in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi launched the Department of Public Works Women Empowerment Advisory Committee (DPWWEAC) to address the lack of transformation in the Construction and Properties Industries.

Science and technology Minister Naledi Pandor says women have all the qualities to be leaders in all sectors of the economy.


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