“Long road ahead for gender equity among women executives”
Posted by: University of Pretoria
13 August 2018
In 2017, the percentage of women in executive positions in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies was about 19%. “At this rate of improvement, it will take 200 years to reach gender equity.”
This is according to Prof Jenny Hoobler, Professor of Human Resources at the University of Pretoria (UP), who has been researching the topic of women and workplace issues for over 15 years. She indicates that women are severely under-represented in executive positions in companies in South Africa.