Initiatives

The Gender
Diversity Charter

A key advocacy program with a view to providing an actionable roadmap for gender diversity in Africa.

Deeply ingrained in the WFC overarching philosophy, vision and mission, the Gender Diversity Charter has been co-created in march 2019 by senior African business women leaders at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali and finalized at the WFC yearly meeting in Paris in June 2019.

Mobilizing around the core principles of gender equality

Officially launched in September 2019, the Gender Diversity Charter aims at mobilizing all key African decision makers and leading enterprises from the private sector around the core principles of gender equality with a view to drive them within their respective business environments and ultimately propel the gender equality agenda in Africa to new heights.

The Gender Diversity Charter goes one step further in the effective implementation of sound and empowering gender equality policies without being prescriptive as the onus will be on each signatory to design and action relevant gender diversity plans that will be tailored made to their corporate culture, internal processes, resources and legislation.

The Gender Diversity Charter sets a framework according to which progress will be measured/monitored on a yearly basis through a research carried out by WFC partner Deloitte and culminating into a gender barometer.

4 Key principles

Gender- diverse recruitment

Equal pay

Gender diverse management and executive committees

Gender balanced boards