It is evident that in Africa women are increasingly present in the boards of directors of large companies, and even in public executives and national parliaments, their presence is on the path of improvement, hence hoping for a quantitative increase.
In African leadership, therefore, women generally occupy 36% of the posts of responsibility. Specifically, they account for 29% of top executives and senior executives, 24% of parliamentarians outstring 21%, 22% of ministerial members, 5% of general directors and 15% of board administrators.
The last two percentages are compared to Europe and the United States. Africa beats Europe where only 3% of women are general manager of a company and are “equal” with the United States. These are statistical data, the differences between countries are profound, for example, 60% of the Rwandan parliament consists of women, while in Côte d’Ivoire they represent only 10%.
The introduction of greater female leadership can contribute to new perspectives, new ways of managing problems and enhancing the difference is surely a key to a successful organization.
But the best results will only be achieved when there is overcoming the concepts related to authoritarian patriarchal methods that dominate power management.
As long as there is a World Day against Women’s Violence (the UN has wanted it on November 25), the path of integration and equality will always be long and winding, the “pink quotas” will increase more and more but if it does not change mentality and the vision that cultures are still dragging from the past without thinking that in this world where globalization and technology are mastery, it is not possible that certain social behaviors exist.