M-Pesa Africa was established as a joint venture between Vodacom and Safaricom to accelerate expansion of the world's first and most successful mobile money service across the continent.
“For the last 22 years, extreme poverty globally had been declining. Then came COVID-19, and with it, massive job losses, shrinking of economies and loss of livelihoods, particularly for women. Weakened social protection systems have left many of the poorest in society unprotected, with no safeguards to weather the storm,” says Ginette Azcona UN Women’s Senior Research and Data Specialist.
Thakrar, who founded the company and remains the largest individual shareholder , also resigned as a director of the company's subsidiaries and its affiliates. The firm noted that investigations into Thakrar would continue despite his resignation being accepted by the board.
Masaki joins the loss-making battery manufacturer from Sameer Group, where he was the Finance Manager. He will perform as Acting MD pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director by the board.
Kalebi's official title was Group Managing Director, CEO and Chief Consultant Pathologist - highlighting the different roles he took on at the organization. The roles will now be split between Mwende Musunga as Group CEO, Matthieu Goge as Group Managing Director and Dr. Charles Wahome as Chief Consultant Pathologist.
Of the 35,000 teachers, 25,000 will be employed on a permanent basis while 12,000 will be on internship. The recruitment is considered necessary to ensure a smooth running of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
Kobi hasn't allowed the scandal to stop her progress and has been making impressive moves in New York where she remains based.
Kenyan women in the workplace have had to fight countless battles over the years, advocating for policies that not only assure them access to opportunities but also protection from harassment and discrimination based on their gender. In 2021, women feature in key decision making roles at major organizations, including as CEOs of listed firms such as KenGen and East African Breweries Limited (EABL) among others. Across different cadres, however, challenges they face remain the same.
According to TSC, those interested in the vacancies should submit their applications online through the commission's website by March 8, 2021. The Commission noted that it was an equal opportunity employer and persons with disabilities (PWDs) were encouraged to apply.
According to McKinsey's Women in the Workplace 2020 study, women make up 48% of entry-level employees, but only 38% of managers, 34% of senior managers or directors, 29% of VPs, 23% of SVPs, and just 22% of C-suite executives. We kick off with our top 15 list of African women in the Corporate world. These women have torn down gender bias in the workplace by taking up SHE-EO (CEO), founders, head officers, and managerial seats in some of the continent's leading companies.