ILLOVO commits to attaining 30% women representation in leadership by 2025 – Capital Radio Malawi
18 June, 2024

ILLOVO commits to attaining 30% women representation in leadership by 2025

Sugar manufacturer, Illovo, has joined the commemoration of international women’s day, with fresh commitment to empower Malawian women towards leadership positions.

The company’s Managing Director Lekani Katandula has in a statement stressed on the company’s commitment to play an active role in driving gender equality.

As one of the initiatives to assist with progress towards female equality in leadership roles, Katandula said they launched a special forum called Illovo Women in Leadership (IWIL) after observing existing gaps.

In a statement, Katandula said although more women taking up leadership positions with  an improvement in gender policies and practices, the road to achieving equal and fair representation of women at the top remains long.

The IWIL initiative –according to Katandula is tasked to find solutions and interventions around the acceleration of women inclusion into leadership positions within the organisation.

“We are hopeful that IWIL will accelerate our progress towards achieving at least 30% women representation in leadership positions by the year 2025 from the current 12%,” It reads.

Meanwhile, the company has partnered with Malawi University of Science and Technology to provide funding for the institution’s Endowment Fund with 150 million kwacha.

This aims at giving financial support to disadvantaged, but deserving students, with specific target on a Girl Child.

This year, the International Women’s day was commemorated under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”

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