Women as Leaders

GIBS Business School

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GIBS Business School

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Who should attend

Women leaders in middle to senior management positions from all sectors with management and decision-making responsibilities. Women who aspire to lead with significance and to unlock their potential by connecting the dots between personal, professional and national priorities.

About the course

Further build your leadership and management competencies to thrive in a world of gender equity challenges.

Leadership: Does gender matter? Gender shouldn’t matter, but in reality only 5% of CEOs in Africa are women (McKinsey & Company Women Matter Africa Report, 2016).

Although there has been progress in empowering female leaders in the workplace, gender equality challenges still plague organisations.

As a dynamic female leader, gain the practical tools and knowledge to overcome these challenges and achieve personal effectiveness through enhanced leadership and management skills, to thrive in a world of gender equality challenges.

This programme also provides an opportunity to exchange views and network with women leaders from diverse sectors of government, business and society.

How you will benefit:

This programme will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills to:

By embarking on this leadership journey, you will benefit by being in a room of diverse, intelligent individuals who are determined to break stereotypes, to have their voices heard, to ask incisive questions and become solution minded.

  • Understanding the VUCA world, 4th Industrial Revolution and relevant leadership;
  • Owning your ambitions and embracing personal strategies to unlock your full potential;
  • Conscious and unconscious biases and how to navigate them;
  • Forming the #Tribe of support (men and women); and
  • Leading yourself and others with authenticity by becoming and belonging.

Key focus areas:

  • Macro, meso, micro and past, present and future perspectives of gender equality;
  • Ethics of leadership in globalisation 4.0;
  • Local and global contexts, statistics, trends, research findings and identifying with local and global movements;
  • Seeking the opportunities despite the barriers;
  • Building trust through effective communication;
  • Engagements with industry experts and women who have defied the stereotypes; and
  • Holistic wellness to achieve the 2030 SDG gender equality goal.

Experts

Shireen Chengadu

Profile ​Shireen is currently serving as acting Director of University Relations: University of Pretoria. From December 2002, she served in various executive roles at GIBS, her final role being that of executive director of the Centre for Leadership and Dialogue and Enterprise Development Academ...

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