Barloworld’s commitment to gender equality celebrated at the 8th Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2020: Overall Gender Mainstreaming Champion of 2020
As a tribute to our work in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Barloworld has been recognised as finalists in several categories of the Gender Mainstreaming Awards. In its eighth year, the Gender Mainstreaming Awards, were developed to encourage the private sector to buy-in to achieving more meaningful representation of women in the mainstream of business.
We are proud to share that we received the following awards:
- Investing in Young Women
- Women Empowerment in the Workplace, in JSE listed company sub-category and as overall winner in this category
And in addition Barloworld was also named the Gender Mainstreaming Champion for 2020!
We are honoured to celebrate this milestone of our organisation’s gender diversity commitments.
We also know that our journey does not end here - as an organisation committed to providing equal employment opportunities for our employees in the countries we operate in, Barloworld strives towards building a diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of our operational environment.
As of May, this year, we have reached and exceeded our goal to increase female representation within the business to 40% by 2020 (which as of May reached 41%). In addition to this, we also endeavour to increase female representation across the various business functions and board, and we are proud to say we are making good progress. Our newly appointed Chairman of the Board, Neo Dongwana leads the Barloworld Board holding which comprises 56% female representation.
As we celebrate these achievements and the incredible women in our business, we, at Barloworld, have made conscious decisions to address the inequalities that we saw in the world around us, and along with the executive team, are committed to ensuring that this rich legacy of inclusion continues as we build for the future of society and One Barloworld. We will continue our journey to transformation and stay committed to the ongoing improvements for equal employment opportunities in the workplace.