Bring more women on to board – The New Age

Date: September 6, 2012
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Name of the article : Bring more women on to board

Name of publication :
The News

Name of journalist : Bernard Sathekge

Date : 22 August 2012

Country : South Africa

Theme : Business unusual, gender equality

Skills : Headline, use of data, perspective

Genre : News

GEM classification : Gender aware

Women are still underrepresented in in corporate South Africa, despite making up just more than half the population, according to the Women in Leadership Census 2012 released this week by the Business Women’ s Association South Africa (Basa). According to the census, only 3.6% of CEOs, 17.1% of directors and 505% of board chairs are female. A senior governance specialist at the Institute for Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA), Parmi Natesan, said while these figures a slight advance on the 2011 statistics, it was clear that South Africa companies still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity.


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