TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY 2022

it is with great excitement to announce that HERS-SA has been recognised and certified as a TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY FOR 2022. A Top Gender Empowered Company is ranked for actively creating initiatives to sustainably celebrate and uplift women and making a contribution to gender empowerment.

This recognition is welcomed and has been made possible by dedicated staff, board members, universities and various stakeholders who continue to work with us in driving gender transformation in higher education.

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REMINDER: LAST CALL FOR A REFLECTION ARTICLE ON YOUR LEADERSHIP/PROFESSORSHIP JOURNEY
 
HERS-SA would like to celebrate your achievements and successes by inviting you to share your personal stories with other Women in Higher Education to broaden their perspectives and inspire them during Women’s Month in August. It is for this reason that we invite you to share your story with our Alumnae.

We look forward to your contributions and thank you in advance for sharing your journey with us.

Please send all contributions to the email address below:before/on the 8 August 2022
info@hers-sa.org.za

Guidelines for your stories:
1. What shaped your journey?
2. Tell us about your highs and lows?
3. Lessons learnt
4. Your advice for aspiring professors/leaders?

Requirements:
* Article Length: 350 to 600 words.
* Photos: Your article should be accompanied with your photograph (jpeg)

Terms & Conditions:
* What “Submitting an Article” Means: We reserve the right to edit, shorten, or revise your article. We will contact you about this ahead of time and get your comments, corrections, etc.

Subject to the number of responses, we may not publish it in the August month, but we will save it and publish it in a future issue/posts.
If you looking for inspiration – please see below stories shared in August 2021.

<https://www.linkedin.com/…/prof-noluthando-shirley…>
<https://www.linkedin.com/…/professor-mzikazi-nduna…>
<https://www.linkedin.com/…/prof-thobeka-nkomo-associate...>
<https://www.linkedin.com/…/professor-annie-joubert…>
<https://www.linkedin.com/…/hers-sa-commemorates-womens…>
<https://www.linkedin.com/…/prof-beatrice-opeolu…>
<https://www.linkedin.com/…/prof-penelope-engel-hills…>

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HERS-SA is an independent chapter of HERS Mid-America. Ongoing contact and co-operation have grown in both directions. Inspired by the American HERS programme and with the initial support of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, HERS-SA first began offering professional development programmes for academic and Professional Administrative Support Service women in South Africa in 2000.
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HERS-SA differentiates itself from its competitors (generally larger national companies) through competitive pricing and the development of unique leadership development and training that speaks to the higher education context. This training is facilitated by staff and associates who have worked and understand the higher education context.
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The professional development programmes for women employed in the higher education sector, offered by HERS-SA, are intended to provide participants with relevant, practical information that will enhance their effectiveness, in a secure, supportive environment. Professional development interventions may take the form of conference, seminars and an annual Academy. (Six mini-Academies exclusively for HERS-SA alumnae were hosted between 2011 & 2016. However due to funding constraints experienced by many higher education institutions, this programme will not be offered in 2017). The active ingredients in any intervention include the materials, the facilitators, networking amongst the participants, exposure to role models and a space to compare notes, swop experiences and gain support from each other. These ingredients mix and blend with each other throughout the developing process.
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