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CEO – Johannesburg Stock Exchange – Dr. Leila Fourie

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Leila Fourie, the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange who is also the Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Investors for Sustainable Development. Dr. Fourie reflects on some of her milestones in relation to contributing to people’s development and changing lives, noting the paths women can take when they are supported and uplifted by other women. She mentioned some of her career highlights, working across multiple geographic jurisdictions like the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil and Argentina to her current role leading the JSE through the COVID-19 pandemic and the future plans for the JSE in relation to growing the organization in a sustainable and inclusive way. We considered that both structural and general changes are required to improve the number of women in corporate decision making roles, emphasising that women must be more bold, more confident and more willing to put themselves forward into positions of power;  equally so, company policy plays an important role where gender equality measures should be shared publicly to disclose not only the representation of women in organisations, but address gender pay parity too.  Tune in for more…

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