We all know that female leadership positions are a concern within the Namibian business community. However, at PwC we have established a Women’s Initiative to adapt our people management styles in order to cater to the needs of our female employees.
We engaged in a global survey in 2007 to establish the challenges facing women in leadership positions including the means to get there.
External research from around the globe demonstrates the challenges women face in progressing their careers and assists in answering the ‘if not, why not’? There are many reasons for the ‘leaking pipeline’ and lack of women in leadership positions including:
Current research provides some insight into these often quoted reasons:
Tips for women in leadership
We encourage all our PwC leaders and the business community to commit to increasing our female leadership as an important element of our sustained success as a market leading business.