As the Brand Manager of FTI (and coincidently also a woman) I’ve been reflecting on our 30-year history. While going through early photographs and doing some research what really struck me is how many women work for FTI and how many of our delegates are women. Given that it’s National Women’s month in South Africa in August, I decided to so some basic calculations.
In 1990 on a typical FTI qualification, on average, 30% of delegates were woman.
In 2006 on a typical Diploma in Business Analysis, on average 45 to 50 % of delegates were women.
In 2019 on a typical Advanced Business Analysis Programme, 55 to 60 % of delegates are women.
Our part-time academic staff
In 1990, 100 % of our lecturers were men.
In 2019, 55% of our lecturers are women.
Our full time staff
In 1990, 16% of staff were women.
In 2019, 80% of staff are women.
While I’m no statistician and please forgive the simplicity of my information, I’m proud to be part of an organisation that has so many women working for it. However, what I’m prouder of is that I work for an organisation and with people who seem to believe in Sheryl Sanderberg’s words:
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
So, to the real purpose of this article:
Wishing all our delegates, staff and customers (men and women alike) a very Happy Women’s Day on 9 August 2019.