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Business Engage has developed the Gender Mainstreaming Awards to encourage private sector to buy-in to achieving more meaningful representation of women in the mainstream of business.

We hereby invite your company to participate and to nominate individuals for the individual awards. There are various categories to fit in with the level of diversity that your company is currently at.

As gender diversity is still fairly new worldwide, we understand that many companies are just starting on their journey. Do not be put off by this. You are encouraged to use the awards as a springboard to further achievements. There is no cost to submitting an application. All applications are done online under the Enrolment Form tab. The programmes may be from South Africa and/or international programmes. It is a condition of entry that finalists attend the Gender Mainstreaming Awards event.

The Awards will target the Private Sector, but will also allow for a certain number of categories to involve government.
There is opportunity to be one of the sponsors and partners of this event. We would be happy to discuss this further:

Colleen Larsen
CEO : Business Engage

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Best practice in Gender Mainstreaming in the Private Sector

There exists a global understanding that there is a solid business case for the private sector to embrace Gender Mainstreaming within the fabric of the organisation. This document provides the best practices for Gender Mainstreaming in the South African private sector. It is the result of over two years research by Business Engage into international trends. Over two hundred global academic papers, commercial reports, blogs and general articles have been perused and combined with local knowledge.

The private sector is encouraged to consider these best practices and to implement the chosen best practices in their Gender Mainstreaming endeavours. They are further welcome to adapt and experiment with these best practices to suit their own environment. A “one size fits all” approach is not advocated.

This 44-page document provides the best practices for Gender Mainstreaming in the South African private sector. It is the result of over two years research by Business Engage into international trends. Over two hundred global academic papers, commercial reports, blogs and general articles have been perused and combined with local knowledge.