Good news is that the registration period for this degree through The Da Vinci Institute has been extended until early January 2016. A minimum of 20 registrations are required for the first year, and Da Vinci has let SAPA know that if we get this number, the course will start in February 2016.
Focusing on women’s issues this month has heightened my awareness of a number of different attitudes that women face in the business world.
When I first heard about benevolent sexism, I thought “at least its good natured!” Some very high powered women disillusioned me on that one.
Possibly an extension of paternalism, benevolent sexism, and his ugly brother, hostile sexism, have become a subject of much study. And then there is the stepbrother, ambivalent sexism, to add to the mix.
The Daily Beast published a story in about 18 months ago with statistics that showed women being quoted 1 in 5 times on woman's issues. The article continued with stats on news shows showing a very similar picture. The Daily Beast
I haven't been able to find similar statistics for South Africa, but am not convinced it would be very different.
National Payroll Week was celebrated earlier this month. Please give us your feedback on how you celebrated! Accsys ensured that the whole organisation was aware of who their Payroll Champions are, by decorating their offices, and sending this photo to the entire organisation.
While we celebrate the whole month as Woman's Month in South Africa, with numerous events and celebrations, it really is about August 9th, 1956 when approximately 20 000 women marched on Pretoria to deliver a petition to JG Strydom, the Prime Minister. (See extract in Notes)
Led by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, some carrying the children of their employers on their backs, they stood in silence for 30 minutes, in a powerful objection to the "pass" that black South Africans had to carry at all times.
Yes, women are managing companies but do we still have our egos in domesticity? Readers, I have to admit I love to cook.
Yes, I am a pressure cook (not to be confused with a pressure cooker, which I have never owned. I nearly won one last year, but the alternative prize was a weekend away, and under serious pressure from my husband, chose the latter. It was nice to spend a free weekend in the Midlands, but it didn’t save the enormous amounts of cooking time that I hear a pressure cooker does…)
Back to being a pressure cook – it is a two part definition:
In the past, careers in payroll were not planned. In fact, I used to start every presentation to payroll people with “Please put up your hands if your career of choice was to be in payroll”
Nobody ever did!
I believe that is starting to change.
Formal education and training for payroll professionals has been a dream since I first managed a help desk back in the early 90s. We were constantly dealing with operators and administrators who were perfectly proficient in the software they were using, but did not have a broader picture.