Chelsey Turner shines a bright light for Women in Engineering

If media reports on industry representation are to be believed, then Engineering is the most male-dominated sector in the STEM fields. This Women’s Month, Chelsey Turner, Segment Lead and Marketing Manager for the Infrastructure Segment at WorldsView, reflects on her experiences in the field and she believes that the future of women in engineering is bright. Turner, who holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) from the University of Pretoria was first drawn to the industry after shadowing a German engineer who was working on the Gautrain project at the…

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SAPICS LEADS THE WAY FOR WOMEN IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSION

    With four female presidents over the years, and a growing number of women supply chain experts on the programme each year at the annual SAPICS Conference, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management (SAPICS) is leading the way when it comes to diversity and inclusion in this once male-dominated profession.                               SAPICS president MJ Schoemaker                                     Past president…

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Dekra Industrial – Encouraging women in safety to ‘dream it and achieve it’

Dekra Industrial, a leading provider of non-destructive testing (NDT), inspections, advanced NDT technologies, aims to be the global partner for a safe world with the support of a dedicated team of people striving to ensure long-term safety, quality, and environmental protection.   Testament to this ethos is Dekra Industrial RSA’s encouraging approach to gender equality and respect, which is also reflected in its like-minded client base within the South African industrial sector.   Dekra Industrial RSA’s culture – combined with a positive working environment, and encouraging support from clients –…

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Agility and teamwork key to success says Rand-Air’s Salesperson of the Year

As winner of the prestigious Rand-Air Salesperson of the Year award, seasoned sales representative at the company’s Mpumalanga branch Chantal Bekker believes that one has to be willing to change the way one has ‘always’ approached and managed customer relationships and sales. The past year was punctuated by fluctuating lockdown restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and worldwide. The sales team of Rand-Air – leader in the field of portable air, power, flow and lighting solutions, and part of the global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division –…

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Stepping up on maximising women’s potential in agri

A webinar that aimed to assist female producers in developing their own voice in a sustainable and profitable farming business was held on 28 October. The virtual roundtable discussion, hosted by Corteva Agriscience in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Development Agency (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business School (GIBS), focused on innovative solutions to maximise the potential of women in agricultural development. The partnership is a strategy to work together on an immersive tailor-made programme that will kick-off in January 2021 to assist female producers in developing their entrepreneurial, business…

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Sunlight to support female-owned SMEs through More Than You Expect Heroes initiative

CAPE TOWN – South African women entrepreneurs and small business owners contribute significantly to SA’s overall economy. Now, Sunlight is on a mission to offer support to some most important economic contributors in South Africa, female-owned small businesses. “Sunlight South Africa’s mission is to support entrepreneurial African women in their desire to contribute more, so they can support their families and gain financial independence. This purpose aspect of the brand is in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) and targets Global Goal Number 8 (of the UN Sustainable…

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TEDA’s Role in Women Empowerment

TEDA’s Role in Women Empowerment

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