About Business Engage
THE GENDER MAINSTREAMING AWARDS - AN INITIATIVE OF BUSINESS ENGAGE ASSOCIATION NPC.
Business Engage Association NPC, a South African based organisation at the forefront of strategic thinking on gender mainstreaming in the private sector. Business Engage has developed a comprehensive programme to build the business case for gender mainstreaming. This will be done through research, dialogue sessions, workshops, getting senior executives on board through our 30% Club initiative (www.30percentclub.org or http://issuu.com/gendermainstreaming/docs/30__club_southern_africa_portfolio) and various other elements which make up our strategy.
Best Practices in Gender Mainstreaming for the Private Sector
There exists a global understanding that there is a solid business case for the private sector to embrace Gender Mainstreaming within the fabric of the organisation. This document provides the best practices for Gender Mainstreaming in the South African private sector. It is the result of over two years research
by Business Engage into international trends. Over two hundred global academic papers, commercial reports, blogs and general articles have been perused and combined with local knowledge. The private sector is encouraged to consider these best practices and to implement the chosen best practices in their Gender Mainstreaming endeavours. They are further welcome to adapt and experiment with these best practices to suit their own environment. A “one size fits all” approach is not advocated.