Last week, the world marked the International Women’s Day. A day set aside to pay deliberate attention to the gender parity in the different spheres of the modern world. How are both gender represented in the position of power, the world of science and technology, the private corporate sector, public service position and many others?
The 2018 Women’s Day was themed “Press For Progress” with a call to all stakeholders to put deliberate measures to close the gender parity gap. Well, the corporate Kenya space heed these call, and the country leading telecom, Safaricom has unveiled new plans on just how it is going to achieve that.
Safaricom launched new plans to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day; plans set to empower women in business to grow their businesses. The telecom reiterated its commitment to empowering women-owned companies and businesses. It will do so by increasing the number of contracts awarded to these businesses.
“We want to empower women, together with other special interest groups, to increase their participation in our procurement to 10% by 2020,” said Joe Ogutu, the Director Strategy at Safaricom.
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