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BREAKING NEW GROUND FOR WOMEN Trailblazer Priscillah Mabelane is breaking new ground in the oil and gas industry and is the first woman in the history of South Africa (SA)’s oil industry to head a multi-national company – marking a significant milestone in the organisation and industry’s transformation journey
With over 20 years service in a number of key leadership positions, Mabelane brings a wealth of world-class experience and expertise to her new role as CEO for BP Southern Africa
19 Feb 2018
THE POWER OF PROXIMITY Entrepreneurial- extraordinaire Lesley Waterkeyn invests in the power of proximity
Lesley is the Founder and CEO of Colourworks. She is responsible for setting the company’s vision, strategy and intended direction. She also plays a huge role in inspiring
08 Nov 2017
"SUCCESS IS LIKING YOURSELF, LIKING WHAT YOU DO, AND LIKING HOW YOU DO IT" Maya Angelou Fluor Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director, Linda Nxumalo is passionate about her career and those of other young women
She wholeheartedly supports the development of women and believes that one should never stop empowering oneself. She attributes her own success to several things, among them,
07 Nov 2017 - L. N.
DIVERSITY DEFICIT WILL AFFECT STRATEGY This August, we celebrate “Women’s month” remembering the women who marched to Pretoria in 1956 in protest against the apartheid pass laws. Their actions remain brave and remarkable and, even today, should make all South Africans proud.
The guts, gumption and leadership are there, so why are so many of today’s women still nudging the top positions? Why are so many still dancing to the tune of second-rate
13 Sep 2017 - K. I.
THE SOFTER SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT “Technology is an exciting and rewarding career,” states Lorraine Steyn firmly. And she should know. A pioneer in the South African software development industry, Steyn has been at the helm of the company she founded for some 30 years since it launched. She ascribes her company’s enduring success to the fact that she started Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS) with an entrepreneurial mindset, which she continues to apply every day.
When it comes to some of the challenges and opportunities that women may have in the technology sector, Steyn is vocal. “Women are very suited to software development, as
13 Sep 2017 - K. H.
DEDICATION TO TRANSFORMATION Fluor South Africa’s Executive Committee (EXCO) is a true reflection of the company’s commitment to transformation. Definitive steps were taken by the company to diversify its management team and, today, not only is 50% of the EXCO black, but 50% is female. These six formidable women have separately and collectively played a pivotal role in Fluor South Africa’s transformation journey and continue to do so. Here are their experiences, thoughts and hopes for a better South Africa.
Linda Nxumalo, Transformation and Corporate Affairs Manager I joined Fluor in 2008 with a passion and commitment to transformation. My vision was that this remarkable company
05 Sep 2017
WOMEN CAN HAVE IT ALL, OR CAN THEY? A recent report by PWC revealed that of the top 40 Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed companies only one company had a female Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In Africa only 5% of women hold this position, according to the 2016 Women Matter Africa report by McKinsey & Company.
These statistics show that achieving their prospective career and personal life goals is clearly still a major challenge for many women. For those women who are aspiring corporate
05 Sep 2017
LOW-SKILLED ROLES LIMIT WOMEN Low-Skilled Roles Limit Women and South Africa in Moving Forward
Women’s Month, marked annually in August, gives pause for reflection on the state of gender equality and its impact, especially in light of this year’s theme: The
25 Aug 2017
WOMEN - TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE Insights from René Grobler, Head of Investec Cash Investments during Women’s Month, South Africa
Over the past few decades women have made incredible strides in terms of wealth accumulation: in the U.S women have overtaken men and now control 51% of all personal wealth in
21 Aug 2017
THE SOFTER SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT “Technology is an exciting and rewarding career,” states Lorraine Steyn firmly. And she should know. A pioneer in the South African software development industry, Steyn has been at the helm of the company she founded for some 30 years since it launched. She ascribes her company’s enduring success to the fact that she started Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS) with an entrepreneurial mindset, which she continues to apply every day.
When it comes to some of the challenges and opportunities that women may have in the technology sector, Steyn is vocal. “Women are very suited to software development, as
15 Aug 2017




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