Ratio of women in business leadership drops

Boakgomo- Ntakhwana
Boakgomo- Ntakhwana

The percentage of business leadership roles held by women in Botswana has fallen sharply from 32 percent in 2014 to 16 percent this year, a survey conducted by Grant Thornton International has revealed.

Findings from the survey concluded that women in Africa were more likely to be blocked from reaching business leadership positions because of gender bias. The report further revealed that there had been an astounding rise in the number of Botswana businesses that reported to have no women in senior management positions, form 19 percent last year to 45 percent in 2015. The Africa average of this statistic stands at 23 percent.

Among some of the prominent women in business leadership positions in Botswana include Bank of Botswana governor Linah Mohohlo, chief Executive Officer of National Development bank Lorato Morapedi and Catherine Lesetedi-Letegele of Botswana Life Insurance Limited.

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The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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