The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is deepening workplace inequalities as companies the world over are facing enormous pressure under the ‘new normal’. According to the United Nation’s policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on women, the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back due to the widespread pandemic and bleak economic outlook.
Business Engage is an exciting and inventive organisation at the forefront of strategic thinking on gender mainstreaming in the private sector.
Board Masterclass Series
The Board Masterclass Series is a mixture of “technicalities” of being on a board (governance, understanding of roles, knowledge of the companies Act etc.)Mainly aimed at women although men are invited and encouraged to apply the Series integrates the experience and knowledge of 30% Club members and is supplemented by presenters who are experts in their chosen field.
The Gender Mainstreaming Awards, now in the 8th year, have been developed by Business Engage to encourage private sector and government to achieve more diversity in their organisations and to recognise best practice in gender mainstreaming.
The Boardwalk is an initiative that has been created to nurture the development of aspiring directors who are currently in senior management positions and help them to unlock their future potential in a very practical manner. The LeadersWalk follows the same concept but is designed for increasing the leadership skills of senior and middle management.
LeanIn Circles are small groups from across different industries who meet regularly to learn and grow together with the aim to develop confident leaders, inspired to grow and make a tangible impact on the business community.
Cross-Corporate Mentorship programme
Exciting new program incorporating an international software platform to facilitate, match and grow the mentee/mentor relationship. Contact us for more information.
The Connected Workplace
“The Connected Workplace” is a cross-corporate workshop held quarterly to allow corporates to share best practice with other corporates.
Leaders Chat Series in association with Business Engage
Accelerated technological innovations have changed the way business is conducted and understood (Taminiau, Nyangon, Lewis & Byrne, 2017).
For companies, change is a constant and important theme. Whether that change occurs internally, by means of reorganisation, changing work methods or changing products and services; or whether that change occurs externally, with changing social, technological, environmental, political or legal variables. Change is always constant on the macro, meso and micro levels of any organisations.
“Leadership is about dealing with change and more change demands more leadership. The pursuit of innovation isn’t merely about nurturing creativity, evaluating risk and managing failure with the goal of creating new value. It is about overcoming individual and organizational fear of the unexpected and, discarding what we think we know about a new unfolding world. “ Jeff De Cagna, Principled Innovation LLC
To support Leaders as change gets exponentially faster, Newmella in association with Business Engage has highlighted key themes requiring attention. These themes will be addressed by relevantly qualified thought leaders and aims to bring to you the latest evolving views on the key themes at hand. Each engagement once recorded will be available on www.newmella.co.za .