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SECTOR FOREWORD ICT The low representation of women in the information communication and technology (ICT) sector’s leadership and general workforce is a growing concern according to South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality (CGE). Thus, there is an urgent need for more women to come on board in order to diversify the ICT sector by bridging the gender divide. This is imperative as women are underrepresented in the ICT sector, despite opportunities being available. Statistics show that women in South Africa only make up 20% of the ICT sector workforce as opposed to a 56% representation globally. South Africa and the continent generally don’t have a good story to tell in this sector because males are still dominating. It is widely thought that should more women come on board, especially at top or senior management level, then they would be able to serve as an inspiration for others to follow ICT careers. CEO Global applauds the women honoured in this sector. They have successfully told the African ICT story from a woman’s perspective.

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MIW Regional Digital Magazine 2017  

Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government – this annual publication showcases Africa’s most influential women across the co...

MIW Regional Digital Magazine 2017  

Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government – this annual publication showcases Africa’s most influential women across the co...

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