Monday, 26 September 2016

From the stage to the boardroom: South African women make slow transition


Professor of Economics, Rhodes University 
Researcher for the South African Cultural Observatory, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

A close examination reveals that representation of women in corporate boardrooms in South Africa still leaves much to be desired.
This is particularly so in the creative and cultural industries. Here, women leaders are rare, and thus their experiences and perspectives –- and those of the women down the ladder –- are scarcely represented.
The structural challenges women face were evident in the first-ever National Mapping Study of the creative and cultural industries released in 2014. A sample of 2,500 firms were interviewed about their ownership and employee demographics, among other things.

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