Women smash the glass ceiling but...

Girl power: Women are slowly claiming their place in the country’s economy PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Girl power: Women are slowly claiming their place in the country’s economy PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

A recent series of high profile female corporate appointments has underlined the distance women have gone in getting their fair share of economic opportunities. New data also shows that the difference in average pay has more than halved, while female managers now earn more than men. TIMOTHY LEWANIKA & MBONGENI MGUNI report

A recently released Statistics Botswana report shows, officially, that women are making up lost ground against men, in terms of opportunities in the formal employment sector. Long overlooked for recruitment and promotion across the different formal job sectors, the Quarterly Multi-Topic Survey covering the fourth quarter of last year, shows how far women have come.

The report is critical as it allows comparison of the fourth quarter of 2019 to the corresponding quarter last year, a period that covers the pre and post pandemic performance of the economy relative to trends in employment creation.

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