ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER

Colourism, sexuality and immigration - Nicole Dennis-Benn shares how her latest book challenges societal norms

2019-10-01 02:18

The intricacy with which she weaves words into stories would have any reader believing that Nicole Dennis-Benn's career of choice has always been in the literary arts.

OPINION: Why protestors were the key speakers at this year's WEF on Africa

2019-09-08 16:00

SA is losing enough money to gender-based violence each year to send over a million children to school or build several hospitals. It's only fitting that the World Economic Forum on Africa was forced to take a good look at the problem, says Marelise van der Merwe.

How we made it: 3 inspiring women share their career success stories

2019-08-23 22:00

Three of Shoprite's movers and shakers share their journeys, plus advice on dealing with challenges.

Want to tackle GDP growth, unemployment? Close the gender gap, research shows

2019-08-09 14:57

A recent PwC Strategy& analysis found that by closing the gender pay gap in both pay and representation by just 10% could yield an additional 3.2% in GDP growth and reduce unemployed job seekers by 6.5%.

Commerzbank wins appeal in London sex discrimination case

2019-07-08 10:41

Commerzbank AG has won the right to a new hearing in a London lawsuit where an employee successfully claimed she faced gender and maternity discrimination.

Sifiso Skenjana: 3 ways financially savvy women can unlock economic growth

2019-04-15 05:01

After an eventful few weeks, Sifiso Skenjana ponders how organisations can better leverage women's financial know-how.

Mohale: Many SA women trapped by sugar daddies

2019-03-21 14:00

A lot of women in SA are 'trapped because of sugar daddies,' Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA has told Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702.

#MeToo: Don't let its impact go to waste in the workplace

2019-02-24 10:43

More women are tackling gender bias in the workplace thanks to the #MeToo movement, but unless a clear company policy on gender equality is in place, with the unequivocal support of top leadership, the impact of such collective action could be lost, says Kumeshnee West.

Men are the key to gender diversity - CEO

2019-02-09 09:00

It is men who can make the biggest difference in closing the gender gap at executive level, says Donna Rachelson, CEO of Branding & Marketing YOU.

Cape Town’s Bravest: Mother and firefighter Coleen Johnson on trailblazing her way in a male-dominated field

2019-02-04 12:35

We recently wrote an article covering the #FirefightingSexism campaign started by West Midlands Fire after they saw a tweet by a mom of her 4-year-old girl who thought, because she was female, she couldn't become a firefighter. Coleen Johnson, from Cape Town, wrote in to us in response: "I too dreamed of being a firefighter when I was a little girl and I did it! Tell Esmé that she can be anything! Dream big, baby girl!" We interviewed Coleen and she told us all about her journey and how she encourages her girls to be whatever they want to be.

 

The idea of the male or female brain is a myth, according to a neuroscientist

2019-09-19 17:27

Neuroscientist Daphna Joel and science writer Luba Vikhanski deconstruct the myth of male and female brains in their new book.

OPINION: What corporate SA could have done this Women's Month instead of pink cupcakes

2019-08-29 06:00

Don't patronise - do something tangible, says Donna Rachelson.

How a woman can move up the corporate ladder

2019-08-17 11:53

Thirty-one percent of South African companies don't have any female representation in senior leadership roles, says an expert at Sirdar Group.

South African men get paid much more than women - here are the worst industries

2019-07-17 07:17

The report also found that 85.9% of listed South Africa companies are white.

SA cannot just sit back and wait for Ramaphosa to bring change – Pick 'n Pay exec

2019-06-20 16:43

South Africans cannot just sit back, listen to SONA and wait for President Cyril Ramaphosa to bring change and rebuild trust in the country, says Pick 'n Pay's Suzanne Ackerman-Berman.

Want major GDP growth? Level the playing field, says the IMF

2019-04-04 20:56

The IMF says if countries with low gender equality improved their equality ratings, they could see their economies grow by an average of 35% - yet 88% of countries still have restrictions against women in the workplace embedded in their constitutions or laws, writes Donna Rachelson.

Business Leadership's Mohale: If SA messes up again, we will just be 'another failed African country'

2019-03-02 10:26

In war, when soldiers invaded an island, they used to burn their ships to make sure they have no other options, says the CEO of Business Leadership SA.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The story of 4 transgender children

2019-02-14 13:28

6-year-old David is part of the new trans generation of people who don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, and who chose to make the transition very early. This moving film explores the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people.

"Dads who don't like suits and cigars aren't weak"

2019-02-04 12:40

"How I see it is that we need to give kids options, we need to tell them about gender, sexual orientation, etc. and make it fine for them to choose and to accept the choices of others whether you agree or not."

Piers Morgan got into a fight with a dad in an Elsa costume on Twitter and obviously lost

2019-01-31 14:29

Let [your gender stereotypes] go! Let it go! Can't hold us back anymore! This dad dressed up in an Elsa costume to sing Let It Go with his son, and while some were moved, Piers Morgan, was not.

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