Women in Business

When Promise Machimane, 32, was retrenched from her bank job, she struggled to find employment for a number of years, a story that thousands of young people can relate to.

Durban rolled out the red carpet and gave the world a taste of KwaZulu-Natal’s trademark warm hospitality as it officially welcomed international Mrs Universe contestants to our magnificent province.

Entrepreneurs, seasoned businesswomen, community champions, activists and advocates from around the world will unite in Durban next month for Mrs Universe 2017.

As the country celebrates Women's Month, Cabinet has acknowledged South Africa’s achievements in the field of women empowerment, following the country’s first democratic elections.

Taking control, working women often think about it, but being brave enough to do it is a different story. Women’s Day has to be a good time to change all that.

Inge Lawrence from Bizmod says that irrespective of the steps that women around the globe have taken to eradicate the glass ceiling, many women still feel the need to prove themselves in the corporate environment.

The biggest impact of the technological workplace revolution will be felt by women.

Women are still being treated unfairly at work and at home, even though the topic should have reached maturity by now.

West says that as a business school the GSB recognises that it has a key role to play not only in educating and empowering women but in creating opportunities and platforms for them to speak out and participate in vital conversations around growth and development. 

In 2017, The CEO SleepOut™, showcased by The Philanthropic Collection, is empowering an exciting Special Chapter; The SheEO SleepOut™. This year, we’re calling on female business leaders to Rise To The Challenge, and spend a night sleeping outdoors at The Union Buildings. T

South Africa scores poorly when it comes to the number of women in senior management roles. New research shows that women hold 28% of senior management roles in businesses with only 3% having a female CEO. This is 5% lower than the global average of 8% with 31% of SA companies having no women in senior management positions.

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.


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