Grant Thornton Botswana celebrates annual “Global CSR Day” and Tshwaragano Primary School’s 40th anniversary
For many years, Grant Thornton Botswana (a member firm of Grant Thornnton International Limited - GTIL) has been committed to making a difference in people’s lives and giving back to the local community through various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. “GT (Growing Together) in the community” is a core pillar of their global strategy and also the basis of their annual “Global CSR Day”. On this day, Grant Thornton member firms all over the world engage in community service and collectively celebrate giving back to worthy causes in their respective communities.
Botswana shows steady progress over the last 4 years as more businesses have women in senior leadership roles
According to Grant Thornton International Ltd.’s annual Women in Business report, Botswana businesses have taken two steps forward on women in leadership, with the percentage of businesses that have at least one woman on the senior management team increasing from 73% in 2017 to 78% in 2018 (globally 66% in 2017 to 75% in 2018). The proportion of senior management team that comprises of women has also increased from 31% in 2017 to 33% in 2018. On its own the proportion increase seems small, however fairs better than the global change which saw a decrease of from 25% in 2017 to 24% in 2018.
Many businesses globally are missing out on opportunities because of a lack of diversity in senior leadership teams. This means that a business does not necessarily reflect the markets or communities in which they operate, and it could be holding them back.