01oct12:00 pm1:00 pmActivating Leadership - Lessons from Post-Apartheid South Africawith Fazela Haniff (HE, HR, OD and D&I Specialist Consultant- ACEI Global Consulting Group)12:00 pm - 1:00 pm #Register
After the transition from Apartheid in 1994, the government of South Africa decided to intervene to decrease the disparity that was the result of Apartheid policies. Mostly white-owned and run
After the transition from Apartheid in 1994, the government of South Africa decided to intervene to decrease the disparity that was the result of Apartheid policies. Mostly white-owned and run businesses were affected and scrutinized for their adaptation of the Black Economic Empowerment (BBE) program. To follow the new ruling, organizations like L’Oréal South Africa (locally branded as Elebelle until 1994) looked for experts that could support their efforts in changing a predominantly white, male organizational culture into an equal opportunity workplace. This was not an easy task for a Caribbean-East-Indian woman recruited to the executive team to support the organization’s effort in setting up an HR department and implementing the BBE; especially given that 90% of the administration were white males. This was the challenge that Fazela Haniff faced taking on her role as the Corporate Human Resources Director for L’Oréal South Africa in 1999.
While the context is different, individuals working in inclusion still face these types of challenges;
• Where do you start?
• How do you convince the directors and managers (who are part of the problem of systemic discrimination) to act in different ways?
• How do you start making a change when the organization is structured to work against this new goal?
Join us in this session to discuss and learn from Fazela’s challenges and experiences in fostering inclusive managerial action in post-Apartheid South Africa.
About Fazela Haniff (HE, HR, OD and D&I Specialist Consultant – ACEI Global Consulting Group):
Fazela Haniff is an experienced change agent leader, with significant skills in equity, diversity, and inclusion, human resource program delivery, in private, public, and higher education environments in an international arena.
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm