According to a report by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) in 2021, black women hold 16% of senior management positions in South Africa. This is an increase from 11% reported in 2019, but still indicates that there is a significant under-representation of black women in leadership positions.
While progress has been made in recent years to promote women’s leadership in the corporate world, there are still many barriers that prevent them from reaching the C-suite.
So what is missing?
Found this interesting article on Gibs website. One would suppose there isn’t enough pipeline of women leaders being developed and prepared for higher roles. Or the environments don’t make space for women to advance.