Transformation in the workplace continues to be a challenge, with low representation of women in senior positions in South Africa's corporates.
702/Cape Talk's #FridayStandIn, Lovelyn Nwadeyi, engaged various listeners regarding the issue of gender and racial transformation.
Listen to the conversation below:
From an ethical perspective, I wonder what white people are doing or saying about a black engineer with equal experience being paid far less than their white counterparts.— Tebogo, caller in Alberton
We have transformation in education, but a workforce who are not qualified. What do you as a business when you are challenged with that situation?— Peter, caller in Pretoria
A lack of trust in African people who are qualified is resulting in the cappuccino effect – white faces at the top making decisions and black executors at the bottom.— Koketso, caller in Magaliesberg
A report by the Commission of Gender Equality on South Africa's immigration statistics, revealed that half of the people who left the country for professional reasons were women.
It’s high time we challenge the status quo as black people instead of being just grateful for being invited to the table.— Bongani, caller in Orange Grove
Issues like women taking time off for maternity does take an effect on the workplace and should be taken into consideration.— Sibusiso, caller in Sandton