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Release Date: 02 December, 2022

Wits Business School signs ground-breaking agreement with FASSET

1 December, 2022 - Wits Business School (WBS) has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) which aims to transform the lives and careers of thousands of black females.

The customised Women in Leadership programme is targeted at executive, junior and middle management level positions of FASSET related qualifications / skills and those employed in various sectors, including Post School Education and Training (PSET) institutions.

The programme has been developed to help accelerate gender transformation at senior leadership level and will offer delegates the skills to confidently lead African organisations in a global context now and into the future. 

Beneficiaries will gain a better understanding of their leadership role in relation to change management, diversity management, ethics, governance, finance strategy and sustainability.

“We are delighted to formalise our partnership with FASSET towards empowering women in South Africa and helping them reach their leadership potential. We salute our colleagues at FASSET for their commitment and determination to make gender inequality at senior level a thing of the past.  WBS is deeply honoured to partner with FASSET in this cutting-edge development programme,” says Leoni Grobler, Director of Executive Education at WBS.

The NQF-8 level programme has already kicked off with the first three cohorts comprising 91 delegates and it is anticipated that approximately 1000 women will benefit from the programme over the next three years. 

In addition, the new partnership will also include a customised Management Advancement Programme (MAP) for Future Change Leaders which caters for middle managers in the finance and accounting sector who have specialised skills and experience but require in-depth understanding of the various management functions. The programme will support the delegates to enhance their skills and competencies and allow them to grow their careers and propel their companies to the next level.

 “At FASSET we strive to make a tangible difference to the lives of employees through skills development. In WBS we have found a partner that also strives not only to have an impact on individual lives and on the economy, but also on delivering an excellent product. Together we can help hundreds of women to develop themselves both personally and professionally and change the narrative of gender imbalance at executive level,” says Ms Ayanda Mafuleka, Chief Executive Officer at FASSET.

To celebrate the ongoing partnership between WBS Executive Education and FASSET, a signing ceremony was held on Thursday 1 December, at WBS.

Applications:  https://courses.wbs.ac.za/c/womens-leadership-development-programme

For media enquiries:
Alison Gaylard, Acting Communications Manager at WBS
Alison.gaylard@wits.ac.za

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