In this conversation Dr Claudelle and Priscillah Mabelane explore the factors that contribute to the challenges women find in leadership and how to break through those barriers. They also touch on the hierarchies created in terms of race and gender and the need for diversity and inclusivity. Priscillah shares deep insights into what both male and female leaders should do to level the playing field for leaders in terms of race and gender and the ethical implications in that context. She gives valuable advice to aspiring leaders and how they can leave a legacy.
The Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns around the globe has put a spotlight on the need for empathy. Many have been able to display great empathy, while others have been struggling. I suspect that those organisations that have typically been bottom line driven, would have found it a lot more difficult to deal with the levels of empathy required in dealing with employees who suddenly had to go into a mini diaspora, while dealing with the inevitable bereavement that accompanied the virus as it wreaked havoc.