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Last chance to enter 2021 Fabulous Woman Awards
Last chance to enter 2021 Fabulous Woman AwardsArticle

Brainchild of award-winning businesswoman and philanthropist Pontsho Manzi, the Fabulous Woman Awards are back...

30 Apr 2021

Credit: L'Oréal Group
L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030Article

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in AfricaArticle

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry
How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industryArticle

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

Black construction companies urged to help address housing shortage
Black construction companies urged to help address housing shortageArticle

Emerging black construction companies owned by women, youth, military veterans and people with disabilities should take the lead in rolling out alternative building technology (ABT).

1 Apr 2021

Bank buildings rise above the business district of Lagos. Banks must effectively communicate the impact of their engagement with women. Tim Graham/Getty Images
How Nigerian banks empower women through corporate social responsibilityArticle

Businesses are part of societies and successful businesses can create an environment that benefits their customers, employees, communities and shareholders...

Emmanuel Mogaji 17 Mar 2021

Diversity matters because diversity wins
Diversity matters because diversity winsArticle

Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

FBW Group urges businesses to raise profile of female architects, engineers
FBW Group urges businesses to raise profile of female architects, engineersArticle

The FBW Group is urging businesses to do more to showcase the work of Africa's female architects and engineers...

8 Mar 2021

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in AfricaArticle

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021

"New role, new focus"
"New role, new focus"Article

Tractor is pleased to announce that Lizelle McConnell has been appointed as sales director. With her in-depth experience in the industry, she has been pivotal to Tractor's growth...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 16 Feb 2021

Want a stronger world after Covid-19? Choose more women leaders
Want a stronger world after Covid-19? Choose more women leadersArticle

Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top UN official said...

Emma Batha 2 Feb 2021

Call for entries: The 3rd annual NHBRC/Gibs Women Empowerment Programme
Call for entries: The 3rd annual NHBRC/Gibs Women Empowerment ProgrammeArticle

The National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC) will be launching the third annual Women Empowerment Programme (WEP). The programme which is targeted at women entrepreneurs in the construction sector will kick off in March 2021...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 18 Jan 2021

Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in Africa
Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in AfricaArticle

The well-known Africa proverb goes, "If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation." This is further substantiated by the fact that...

Regina Honu 5 Jan 2021

Gender equality - Past, present and future
Gender equality - Past, present and futureArticle

We are once again in the throes of a familiar predicament. 2020 has, unfortunately, yielded even more reason for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence...

Dhesigen Naidoo 1 Dec 2020

IAB SA Transformation Council announces new members
IAB SA Transformation Council announces new membersArticle

The IAB South Africa is thrilled to announce the names of the newly-elected members of the Transformation Council...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Dec 2020

Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recovery
Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recoveryArticle

The seventh edition of the Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue was held, this year, in a hybrid physical and digital format in Johannesburg...

Issued by Optimize Agency 30 Nov 2020

WoSA organises national march for women's inclusion in mainstream economy
WoSA organises national march for women's inclusion in mainstream economyArticle

Women's lobby movement Women of South Africa (WoSA) will on Friday, 4 December, lead a national march to raise awareness around the various issues that are holding women back from participating meaningfully in the country's economy...

24 Nov 2020

Tokenised celebrations of Black womanist leaders negate their contributions to society
Tokenised celebrations of Black womanist leaders negate their contributions to societyArticle

History has been made globally and here at home. In the US, Kamala Harris became the first Black woman to become vice president, while locally, we celebrate the appointment of Professor Puleng LenkaBula...

Nombulelo Shange 16 Nov 2020

Esna Colyn, Imbalie Beauty CEO
Imbalie Beauty embraces change, drives empowerment with new divisionArticle

The Customer Solutions Division brings salon-quality products to customers in the comfort of their own home, and provides therapists with ongoing education and training...

13 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announcedArticle

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

#ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing
#ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcingArticle

Through her natural haircare brand Ashaki, Nthabiseng 'Joy' Duff has set out to prove that the beauty industry can be a positive force for change...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

#SUSASummit: Naveen Jain on how to start a moonshot company
#SUSASummit: Naveen Jain on how to start a moonshot companyArticle

These are the highlights of Naveen Jain's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

28 Oct 2020

Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector
Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sectorArticle

A unique project focused on providing technical business support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector in South Africa has been launched...

20 Oct 2020

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Registration open for TETA's annual Women Empowerment SummitArticle

The Transport Education Training Authority will host its annual TETA Women Empowerment Summit via three virtual events to be held on 21, 23 and 26 October respectively...

13 Oct 2020

Momentum #SheOwnsHerSuccess | Womentum Tribe Virtual Essay
Momentum #SheOwnsHerSuccess | Womentum Tribe Virtual EssayArticle

Momentum's #SheOwnsHerSuccess campaign is a celebration of the many inspiring women who have broken barriers and shattered stereotypes...

Issued by M-Sports 13 Oct 2020

Mushfiqoh Samodien named Standard Bank's Top Women in TechInBrief

Mushfiqoh Samodien has been named winner for Top Woman in Tech in the 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020...

12 Oct 2020

SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assets
SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assetsArticle

Earlier this month, the South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) launched its Women's Forum with a live virtual event...

28 Sep 2020

Google is helping in the road to economic recovery
Google is helping in the road to economic recoveryArticle

Google has announced plans to help businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations as they grapple with the "new normal"...

15 Sep 2020

2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announced
2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announcedArticle

The inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards took place late last month, celebrating women in the construction industry and showcasing women-led projects and achievements...

2 Sep 2020

A woman gets her blood pressure checked at a camp for internally displaced people in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria. Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images
How Nigeria can break the culture of silence around women's reproductive illnessesArticle

Talking about the reproductive system has always been difficult among women in low- and middle-income countries of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa...

Oludoyinmola Omobolade Ojifinni 31 Aug 2020

FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distribution
FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distributionArticle

According to the National Income Dynamic Study's (NIDS-CRAM) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, 2 million women were left unemployed in South Africa between February and April this year...

28 Aug 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibu Mabena, founder of Duma Collective
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibu Mabena, founder of Duma CollectiveArticle

This #WomensMonth, Heineken South Africa has partnered with Bizcommunity to showcase the phenomenal work and impact of women entrepreneurs such as Duma Collective founder Sibu Mabena...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 27 Aug 2020

Thami Moatshe, head of mergers & acquisitions, Servest
#WomensMonth: Mentorships will help fast track a new pool of women in financeArticle

We continue to hear the lament about the low numbers of women CEOs, CFOs, and women in finance or in leadership and decision-making positions...

Thami Moatshe 27 Aug 2020

MBAWC highlights the numerous opportunities for women in construction
MBAWC highlights the numerous opportunities for women in constructionArticle

According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), 48% of South Africa's construction companies are owned by women. While a positive representation in a mostly male-dominated industry, it is vital that this number continues to grow...

27 Aug 2020

Youth NGO panel discussion unpacks what young women of SA want
Youth NGO panel discussion unpacks what young women of SA wantArticle

Youth NGO Activate Change Drivers recently held a panel discussion for Women's Month to find out what young women want...

26 Aug 2020

Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace
Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplaceArticle

Women are unable to escape disparate treatment in the workplace, with even the current global pandemic causing greater upheaval for them compared to their male counterparts...

Johan Botes 25 Aug 2020

Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programme
Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programmeArticle

According to Neo Mahabane, Madelien van Niekerk and Maria Magagula - members of communal property associations (CPAs), government-driven land reform programmes will falter if women from beneficiary communities do not play a central role...

24 Aug 2020

Tongaat Hulett celebrates women in sugar cane farming
Tongaat Hulett celebrates women in sugar cane farmingArticle

Ranging from owner and farmer manager to junior farm assistant, Tongaat Hulett is celebrating three inspiring KwaZulu-Natal women in agriculture this Women's Month who are involved in sugar cane farming...

21 Aug 2020

Ascending the corporate ladder: Why women should embrace their unique traits
Ascending the corporate ladder: Why women should embrace their unique traitsArticle

Despite many studies indicating that gender diversity contributes significant advantages, the percentage of women in senior leadership positions is declining, notes Yael Geffen, CEO of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty...

21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Fiona O'Connor; "Keep the flag flying"
#WomensMonth: Fiona O'Connor; "Keep the flag flying"Article

As part of our Women's Month content feature and in the build-up to our panel discussion with some of this year's Gerety Awards all-female South African executive jury members, taking place in September, Jessica Tennant, senior editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity interviews Havas Johannesburg's ECD Fiona O'Connor...

Jessica Tennant 20 Aug 2020

'We women need to help our sisters reach for the stars' - Onyi Nwaneri, Afrika Tikkun Services
'We women need to help our sisters reach for the stars' - Onyi Nwaneri, Afrika Tikkun ServicesArticle

Despite progress made on the gender rights front since South Africa's first democratic elections, a lot of work remains to be done, says Onyi Nwaneri, human rights lawyer by trade and CEO of Afrika Tikkun Services...

19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Be yourself and trust in your unique skills' - Claire D'Adorante, Paragon Interface
#WomensMonth: 'Be yourself and trust in your unique skills' - Claire D'Adorante, Paragon InterfaceArticle

Early in her career, Claire D'Adorante - now director of Paragon Interface - discovered interior design as a way to blend her passion for creativity with technicality...

Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2020

How can we uplift female entrepreneurs?
How can we uplift female entrepreneurs?Article

Whilst female entrepreneurship is on the rise globally, The World Bank's research shows that female entrepreneurs tend to encounter a unique set of challenges in starting and running their businesses...

Andiswa Bata 13 Aug 2020

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The only campaign approach to GBVArticle

Jennilee Peremore-Oliver, owner/CEO or communication consultancy Jenniemore writes how media, marketing, and communications professionals can make a meaningful impact on the GBV crisis in SA...

Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Generations to come are dependent on our unity' - Lungile Nkosi, The Pillow Fluffer
#WomensMonth: 'Generations to come are dependent on our unity' - Lungile Nkosi, The Pillow FlufferArticle

Lungile Nkosi is the entrepreneur behind The Pillow Fluffer Interiors, a black female-owned full interior design services company and content platform...

Sindy Peters 13 Aug 2020

Gugu Gumede lends voice to The Body Shop's #IsolatedNotAlone campaign
Gugu Gumede lends voice to The Body Shop's #IsolatedNotAlone campaignArticle

The Body Shop is calling on South Africans to show their solidarity to those isolated with an abuser by sharing the hashtag #IsolatedNotAlone...

11 Aug 2020

Breaking down the gender barriers in mining
Breaking down the gender barriers in miningArticle

In a male-dominated industry like mining, women have proven themselves to be just as competent and valuable - despite the industry-related stigma and stereotypes....

Tebogo Leepile 11 Aug 2020

3 women shattering the industry glass ceiling at The Glass Recycling Company
3 women shattering the industry glass ceiling at The Glass Recycling CompanyArticle

Thandi Sibanda, Thembeka Mqilingwa and Sharon Libimbi are three women making a positive difference in the often male-dominated sector of recycling...

6 Aug 2020

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