The 2021 Kenya Institute of Management Board Diversity and Inclusion Report indicates a significant improvement from 18% in 2015 to 36% in 2021. Indeed, the composition of company boards in Kenya is becoming more diversified as more women take up board roles.
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.