The Star (Nairobi)

8 March 2014

Kenya: FKE Pushing for Women Representation in Boards

FEDERATION of Kenya Employers yesterday graduated 16 women from its inaugural 'Female Future' program designed to prepare women to take up board positions in companies.

"We are very proud of these 16 women who are positioning themselves to serve on public corporate boards, it is essential that more corporates boards are aware of the great talent available for them and this program is a successful effort to help achieve that goal", said FKE executive director,Jacqueline Mugo.

She said the program has covered various areas on leadership, board competency and the art of effective persuasive speaking and writing.

Mugo said FKE has trained 20 trainers and is targeting to have at least 100 graduates by the end 2017.

She said FKE is targeting to have at least 65 per cent of the trained women to be promoted to senior positions and board within 18months, 60 per cent and 75 per cent of FKE corporates with 25 per cent and 35 per cent women in senior management in five years and representation on boards in 36 months.

It is further targeting to have 75 per cent of NSE listed companies to have 35 per cent women representation on boards in five years.

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