Gender Matters in BBBEE

The representation of women in the business world and economy has historically been a challenge within South Africa, more so in male-dominated professions. In terms of ownership, management control, enterprise and supplier development, skills development and socio-economic development there is recognition given to the representation of women in all five categories. This enhanced recognition of women is however specific to black women. The challenge for companies seeking to become BEE compliant is to take advantage of the added value in points given when a concerted effort is made to increase the representativity of black women within the organization. The inclusion of women, however, cannot be a bean-counting exercise whether in management control or employment equity targets but rather a commitment to ensure that when women do become part of your organization, efforts are made to facilitate the integration and growth of the individual within the organization.

 

For example, a manager who had worked her way up the ranks within her organization was promoted to become an executive director. In order to facilitate her growth and integration in the new position through a skill development plan, the organization accommodated her through paying for her to study a post-graduate diploma in leadership, in order for her to be better skilled to fulfil her new responsibility. This decision by the organization made business sense but also ensured that they gained the maximum available points in terms of management control and skill development.

 

Gender matters in BBBEE for the right reasons to increase the representativity of women and ensure that their contribution is meaningful and long-lasting.

 

Join us for our upcoming BEE workshop:

Title: Full Day BEE Workshop including the Proposed Amendments to B-BBEE Codes

Date: 30 May (JHB), 27 August (DBN), 09 October (CT)

Duration: 09h00 to 17h00

Price: R3 913.04 Excl VAT (50% discount for BEE Managed Service Clients)

Venue: Johannesburg – 435 Rugby Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, Durban – The Circle, Douglas Drive, Ballito, Cape Town – TBC

 

Title: Half Day BEE Workshop including the Proposed Amendments to B-BBEE Codes

Date: 11 June (JHB), 26 June (CT), 16 July (DBN), 13 Aug (CT), 27 Aug (JHB)

Duration: 09h00 to 13h00

Price: R1 700 Excl VAT (Free of charge for BEE Managed Service Clients)

Venue: Johannesburg – 435 Rugby Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, Durban – The Circle, Douglas Drive, Ballito, Cape Town – TBC

 

In addition, we are hosting various sector specific codes during April, May, June and July: for a full list of our workshops, please visit our website www.econobee.co.za

 

To book please email us on pheliswa@econobee.co.za or call us on 011 483 1190

Can’t attend? Please contact us and we will tailor a solution for you.

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