|By PR Newswire||
|September 17, 2012 04:30 AM EDT||
BRUSSELS, September 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
South African conference focuses on The Gender Benefit: ICT Women in Leadership. The Republic of South Africa aims to overcome divisions on the gender front, so telecoms giant MTN, one of the country's most successful multinationals, recently organized a two-day 'Women in Leadership Conference'.
The Center for Creative Leadership's (CCL) Dr Ancella Livers participated in this event as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Dr Livers is a senior faculty member at CCL and co-author of the book "Leading in Black and White: Working across the Racial Divide."
Dr Livers' keynote address, directed to an audience of 250 MTN South Africa executives - male and female - was 'The Gender Benefit: ICT Women in Leadership'. The workshop centered on women and leadership: creative thinking techniques, problem-solving and innovation.
"No matter the scale, leadership never happens alone and its impact is always broader than the decision makers," said Dr Livers. "This means the matters we speak of today are hugely significant - not because we say they are, but simply because they are."
"For example, at 51 percent, women are a little more than half of the world's population, and in South Africa this number is fifty-two percent," she continues. "This means what we say and do today has an impact on half of the country and potentially half of the world. It is important."
Based in South Africa, the MTN Group is the continent's leading telecoms provider with operations in 21 countries. Commenting on the issues underlying the decision to hold the conference Themba Nyathi, Chief Human Resources Officer of MTN South Africa, says: "Due to MTN's significant strategic focus on women development, this conference has been a decisive approach to ensure full participation of women in telecommunications and ICT."
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Please note: English version of this press release is provided by CCL and translations by a third party.