The Gender Leader trophy celebrates the company, active in Africa, that has distinguished itself through its efforts to increase the number of women within its executive bodies (board of directors, top management, etc.), with a strategy to promote women leadership and social initiatives that foster the inclusion of women more generally.

Eligible candidates :

Any company or group of companies active in Africa. For multinationals whose HQ are not based in Africa, only the aspects that concern Africa are taken into consideration.

Candidature by application, third-party nomination (company or individual), or identification by the AFRICA CEO FORUM’s editorial team.

Winner of “Gender Leader - 2019” award can not compete.
 
Criteria : 

- female CEO (or female Africa CEO for multinationals)
- women’s representation on the board of directors of the company and its subsidiaries (only in Africa for non-African multinationals)
- number of women appointed to the board(s) of directors of the company and its subsidiaries over the past year (only in Africa for non-African multinationals)
- number and percentage of women sitting on the group executive committee (only in Africa for non-African multinationals)
- number and percentage  of women appointed to senior management roles over the past year (only in Africa for non-African multinationals)
- share of women in the company
- company strategy regarding women’s leadership

Award ceremony: 

The call for applications will be open until December 27.

The winning company will receive its award during a special session at the next AFRICA CEO FORUM, to be held in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) on March 9 and 10, 2020. 

All pre-selected companies will be notified two months prior to the event. They must commit to sending one of their leaders to the Africa CEO Forum.
 
Please fill-in the application form. 
 
For any question, please contact: awards@theafricaceoforum.com
 

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* 1. Candidate information

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* 2. Number and percentage of women on the company board of directors (group or African holding for non-african multinationals)

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* 3. Women CEO (or Africa CEO for non-African multinational companies)

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* 4. Number and percentage of women on the subsidiaries’ boards of directors

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* 5. Number of women appointed to the board(s) of directors of the company and its subsidiaries in 2019

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* 6. Number and percentage of women sitting on the executive committees

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* 7. Number and percentage of women appointed to senior management roles in 2019

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* 8. Company strategy regarding women leadership
(Describe the company’s strategy regarding women’s leadership in Africa – include all useful details such as the nature and timing of goals, the means of reaching them (mentoring and sponsorship programs, young talent programs, etc.), as well as progress made versus overall plan. If it exists, also describe the women’s inclusion strategy beyond the company (women’s access to products, etc.) – 300 words


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* 9. I certify the truth, accuracy, and completeness of the above information. 

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