Africa Editor, Quartz
Gender Champions Meeting
Empowering all women: Top Strategies for African Champions
While the competitiveness of African companies is increasing, many African organizations still do not take gender issues seriously enough, with only one in three companies in the private sector citing gender diversity as a CEO priority. Furthermore, organizations do not always understand the obstacles women face in climbing the leadership ladder, including unconscious biases, lack of sponsorship, caregiver responsibilities, and psychological harassment to name only a few.
Despite the considerable progress that Africa has made in raising women’s representation in executives committee members, CEO and board roles, with numbers varying by industry and region, what can African organizations do to make gender diversity a reality and a business priority?
Throughout this digital event, including several panels and strategic workshops, be prepared to meet some of the top female executives and human resources directors in Africa. Their disciplined approach to operations will invite us to better accommodate, empower, and retain female talent operating in Africa’s private sector.
This digital event is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees and boards, and human resource directors of large African companies and institutions.
What is Women Working for Change – WFC ?
WFC is the leading network of female leaders in Africa powered by the AFRICA CEO FORUM and Jeune Afrique Media Group. It provides efficient self-development and advocacy tools along with influential networking for +3700 African female executives on the continent.
Our initiatives, including panels at the AFRICA CEO FORUM and the AFRICA FINANCIAL INDUSTRY SUMMIT - AFIS, the Gender Diversity Charter, as well as an executive training program Get African Woman on Board (GAWOB), allow our members to address major gender diversity challenges within African companies and institutions.