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30% Club Southern Africa

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The 30% Club is a group of Chairmen, CEOs and senior partners of organisations internationally that are committed to bringing more women onto boards because they believe it’s good for the overall effectiveness of the boardroom – and therefore good for business.   Focus is also placed on the executive pipeline to create sustainable change.


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The aim is to achieve the 30% goal of women on boards by 2015 in certain countries and others including South Africa by 2018 (within 5 years).  The campaign has achieved notable success in a relatively short period of time internationally.

This is business-led, voluntary change, in contrast to the pressure for a quota.

The founding members of 30%CSA are;

• Monica Singer, CEO: Strate Ltd.

• Wendy Lucas-Bull, Chair: Barclays Africa

• Maria Ramos, CE: Barclays Africa

• Shirley Machaba, Chair: PwC south Africa

• Nikki Webb, Partner  Hogan Lovells

• Gert Schoonbee, MD: T-Systems

Other current members include;

  • Sbu Gule, Chair: Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Stephen Koseff, CEO: Investec
  • Sipho Pityana, Chair: AngloGold Ashanti
  • James Formby, CEO: Rand Merchant Bank
  • Sneha Shah, MD: Africa Thomson Reuters
  • Trevor Brown, Chair: Deloitte
  • Catalina Fajardo, Partner: Bain & Co.
  • Emmy Leeka, CEO: Barloworld Equipment
  • Tba: Bloomberg
  • Marina Bidoli, Partner: Brunswick
  • Grace Dipale, Group Human Resources Director: Business Connexion
  • Peter Crawley: City Group
  • Tima Norke, : EY
  • Parmi Natesan Executive Centre for Corporate Governance: Institute of Directors SA
  • Mary Bomela, CEO: Mineworkers Investment Company
  • James Formby, CEO: Rand Merchant Bank
  • Megan Nicholas, Managing Executive Sales and Distribution: Telkom
  • Tom Creamer: Telesure
  • Sally Hutton, Managing Partner: Webber Wentzel
  • Faith Khanyile, CEO Women’s Development Bank Investment Holdings
  • Megan Nicholas, Managing Executive Sales and Distribution: Telkom
  • Robyn de Villiers, Chair & CEO:  Burson-Marsteller
  • Fay Mukaddam, CEO: 4AX
  • Sheldon-Scott Halcrow, Head Central Region: Nedbank Private Wealth





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Business Engage is an exciting and inventive South African based organisation at the forefront of strategic thinking on gender mainstreaming in the private sector. The aim of Business Engage is to enable individuals (both men and women) and companies to maximise their growth and profits through its diverse offerings that include networking, mentorship, training, collaboration, entrepreneurship development and support.