Break through the ‘Executive Glass Ceiling’

The Importance of Women Breaking Through the ‘Executive Glass Ceiling’

Whereas South Africa’s energy and water sectors have seen some increase in female representation in executive roles in the last few years, this remains a challenge in both of these sectors.

Not only is it an important mandate for the EWSETA is to drive skills development in the sectors we serve, but we are also tasked with driving gender imperatives so that our sectors are more equitably represented by women. In collaboration with Wits Business School, a small, but very important, step was taken by the EWSETA to capacitate women in the sectors we serve through the funding of a ‘Women in Leadership’ programme dedicated to the executive development of women working in the energy and water sectors.

On 18 March 2021, 19 women, representing a variety of organisations in the energy and water sectors, started their ‘self-empowerment’ journey. Fortuitously, the programme concluded in Women’s Month.

This event will reflect on their journey, what they have learned and how they will be able to apply the knowledge they have gained to their roles. It will also provide an opportunity for women to participate in a conversation that seeks to unpack what women need to be doing to ‘break through the executive glass ceiling’.

We invite you to make yourself a cup of coffee and join us online for this important discussion.

Click on the link below to register for the event.

We look forward to welcoming you online!