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WORKSHOP: Unspoken Rules for
Women Who Are Climbing the African Corporate Ladder

October 20, 2021

Men significantly outnumber women not just at the senior management and board levels but at every stage of the African Corporate pipeline. This is why Africa.com is committed to supporting talented women who aspire to climb the corporate ladder in Africa.

This workshop will inspire junior women by hearing the story of a successful African woman who reached the pinnacle of the corporate ladder, followed by an interactive session with a Harvard Business School career advisor and author of “The Unspoken Rules – Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right.”

Keynote Speech: “Journey to the Top” by Aida Diarra, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, Visa Inc.

Interactive Presentation: Gorick Ng, Researcher & Career Counselor at Harvard Business School, and best selling author of “The Unspoken Rules – Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right”

The workshop included breakout groups to discuss what women want/need in terms of training, soft skills v hard skills, frequency, presenters from abroad vs. local, certificates, etc. Based on feedback received, including an extensive post-event survey, Africa.com is working with its partners to develop a robust set of follow-on training specifically designed for women in corporate Africa.

Gorick Ng
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1 thought on “WORKSHOP: Unspoken Rules for Women Who Are Climbing the African Corporate Ladder”

  1. Dr Symphrosa N Tindi

    Good evening,

    I am a female leader working in the health sector as a Medical Services Manager (leading the health section in the organization which has 9 branches in Kenya). I am hoping to continue growing my career. It has been a rigorous journey moving along this path of leadership in my country Kenya. I would like to get more advice and mentorship on how to keep climbing up the ladder and become successful while at the same time encourage other females younger than myself to move on up this challenging journey

    I watched your first video and found it very interesting especially when it came to comparisons of female leaders and the bottlenecks that make it difficult to grow. Emotional intelligence is easily said but very hard to practice.

    Some of the issues discussed in both videos are what we are going through even today

    I would like to engage more and know how to keep moving on up

    Kind regards

    Dr Tindi

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