Rosalind Hatting, MD, Sabinet.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right, but progress towards equal rights for women around the world remains elusive. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022*, it will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap. After the greatest inequality in the Political Empowerment category, the second largest gap is in the Economic Participation and Opportunity category, with persistent wage disparities and significant imbalances in the share of women in leadership positions.
Interestingly, more women lost their jobs due to the pandemic and were slower to regain those jobs as pandemic restrictions eased.
Sabinet is proud to be among the South African businesses that strive to close the gap and recognize women as equals to their male counterparts. 63% of management positions in the company are currently held by women.
Sabinet Managing Director Rosalind Hatting comments: “This Women’s Day and every day, we believe that protecting and securing women’s rights has a long-term impact on the betterment of our society. We will continue to empower women as professionals and ensure they have a voice in our industry.”
* Source: World Economic Forum