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Why is ‘being beautiful’ still the dominant measure for women?

A few years ago, there was an upheaval in the media about the new girlfriend of a famous sportsman.  The reason for her vilification in the press was simply that she wasn’t good looking enough – because, after all, the … Continue reading

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Women’s Day Celebration

The 9th August is designated ‘Women’s Day’ in South Africa.  Even more significantly, for several years now, the entire month of August has been deemed ‘Women’s Month’. There’s a powerful reason why the holiday came about.  It commemorates the march … Continue reading

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Outrage over the panel of men at the Global Summit of Women!

The picture to the right seems relatively benign doesn’t it?  But it has drawn a storm of outrage from women across the globe, being re-tweeted endlessly with angry captions such as: “A picture speaks a thousand words”, and “mansplaining”.  To … Continue reading

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Gender Balancing : Step 1 – Is the CEO on board?

As discussed in my last blog, I have identified 4 critical areas that every company should ideally have in place before they will be able to embark on a successful gender balancing programme.  The first step, and the most critical, is … Continue reading

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The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill – Friend or Foe?

Any day now, the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (WEGE) is likely to be passed into law in South Africa.  When it does, the country’s economic landscape will start to change dramatically. The Bill requires that women occupy 50% … Continue reading

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Empowering women has a positive effect on reducing poverty

The fact that having one or more women in senior management / C-suite positions has numerous positive effects on business is already well known.  These benefits include much improved corporate governance, a greatly decreased possibility of insolvency, better ability to … Continue reading

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How can businesses connect better with their female audience?

There’s no doubt that there’s a sea-change taking place in the economic and political world.  Apart from the fact that the old ‘top-down, combative and competitive’ form of business is giving way to a more ‘sympathetic, more human, collective’ spirit, … Continue reading

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