Having a ‘moment’

I read this paragraph and it just made my blood pressure rise.

WOMEN WOEFULLY SHORT ON BOARD REPRESENTATION
Female representation at senior management and executive levels in South Africa is still, on average, only 20%. This is according to the REMchannel report by PwC that also showed that 61% of the women are remunerated below the median of the sample, compared to just 39% of men. By contrast, 63% of men are remunerated above the median, compared to just 37% of the women in the sample. The survey looked at remuneration data for more than 550 participating organisations and just over 4 000 senior managers and executives. Globally, there is renewed focus on the pay disparities between men and women, the report says. It argues that corporate South Africa still needs to focus on ensuring that the number of women at senior management and executive level is increased, in addition to addressing gender pay inequalities.  (Fin24)

The reason for my ‘moment’!  Why are we not appointing people to positions for which they are qualified and skilled?  Why does it have to be about #gender and even #race for that matter.  We must stop being stereotypical and allow people to be appointed for what they can do for an employer/company to improve productivity and service delivery.  The job description carries criteria and key performance areas.  So whomever you have in the position should be paid for their performance not on what body parts they were born with!!

In South Africa we have a Department of Women.  Why?  What is this department doing for our entrepreneurial women?  In fact what is this department doing for our women in general?  Absolutely nothing.  Minister Bathabile Dlamini its time you did what you are being paid an astronomical amount for!

Leadership is an action, not a position.  Donald McGannon

 

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