WOMAN ON BOARDS
Women make up 51% of the South African population*, but only 20,7% of directors of JSE-listed companies are female**.
The IODSA June 2020 research report titled: “IODSA NED nomination process research report – insights into the recruitment, selection and appointment process of non-executive directors” noted “ with a high propensity of companies using their internal networks to source NEDS and the prevalence of the ‘old boys’ network (as specifically mentioned by respondents), a barrier to entry is created for new NEDS, regardless of their skills and potential to add value to governance structures.”
There are many barriers to entry in the boardroom for women. Boardvisory offers support through mentoring and coaching of women for the boardroom.
If you are keen on being part of the Boardvisory woman on boards mentorship programme.
If you are an aspiring, new, or seasoned Women Director and curious about navigating the conversations in the Boardroom, consider Boardroom Coaching for women.
*Statistics South Africa. (2019: v). Mid-year population estimates, July 2019.
**BWASA (2017: 11). BWASA South African Women in Leadership Census.