With August being Women’s Month in South Africa, and National Women’s Day being celebrated on 9th August, we have decided to dedicate Monday 6th August’s #JobAdviceSA chat to encouraging equality and respect for women when they are looking for work and in the workplace.
The depressing reality for women in South Africa is that it is harder for them to find work than it is for men, especially in traditionally male-dominated sectors such as Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM), and they are less likely to be promoted in to senior positions or even treated with an acceptable level of respect whilst at work.
Therefore we will be answering the following questions in order to examine this topic and make some practical suggestions as to how women can be treated more as equals when they are searching for jobs and in employment:
Q1. Why do women find it harder to be hired and promoted than men?
Q2. How can women be encouraged to pursue careers in non-traditional fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)?
Q3. What can be done so that women are treated with more respect in the workplace?
Q4. How can companies benefit from having more women in leadership roles?
Our Hosts Tim Barry (@TimJBarry), Vanessa Raath (@Van_Raath), Elzette Fourie (@ElzetteFourie) and Wesley Madziva (@WeszMadz) will be on hand to give their advice and answer your other questions from 16h00 to 17h00, but you are welcome to tweet your questions to @JobAdviceSA at any time or day, or if you are not on Twitter you can like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/JobAdviceSA and post your questions there.
Remember to tweet your answers using A1, A2, etc and the hashtag #JobAdviceSA or directly to @JobAdviceSA.
Structure – Four questions every 15min after the hour. Don’t jump to next question before time.