According to the International Finance Corporation (ifc.org/corporate governance. April 2014); a broad set of business benefits are associated with gender diversity on corporate boards. These broad benefits include; improved financial performance and shareholders’ value, increased customer and employee satisfaction, rising investor confidence and greater market knowledge and reputation. Governments cannot claim good governance if 51% of the population is represented at 2% in top leadership of government ministries and semi-autonomous bodies. Corporations cannot claim good governance when half the population is not represented. public policies and institutions must represent the interests of women and men and promote equal access to resources, rights, and voice. This course will show improved corporate board performance when the board has an equitable number of men and women. Corporate governance principles will be revisited from a gender perspective
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for men and women at strategic levels of policy making and decision making such as permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries, directors and commissioners in the public sectors as well as board members of public and private corporations as well as chief executive officers.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:-
• Explain how to engender corporate governance principles;
• Identify barriers that create gender inequity and inequality and generate implementable solutions;
• Access benefits arising from a gender diversity corporate board.
• Gender responsive leadership;
• Governance and components of public governance, and gender concerns;
• Corporate governance principles from a gender perspective;
• Creating a learning corporation for change management.