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Transparency on pay could close the gap for women
The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), has partnered with WDB Investment Holdings, to produce the gender pay gap guide for the already converted as a means to aid responsible managers to implement fair pay practices.
RPC Astrapak donates towards WDBIH’s The CEO SleepOut™ challenge sponsorship pledge
RPC Astrapak recently contributed towards the fundraising efforts of WDB Investment Holdings’ Chief Investment Officer Nicci Gubb, who recently participated in The CEO SleepOut™ on Wednesday 11 July 2018.
WDBIH CIO & CFA, Nicola Gubb shares her inspirational story with Money Marketing
WDBIH CIO & CFA, Nicola Gubb shares her inspirational story with Money Marketing Nicola Gubb didn’t always know she’d want to work in the financial services industry. “As a teenager, I had a dream of becoming an aeronautical engineer as I loved flying and the whole space race. Later in my high school career I…
The Youth Dividend – Showing Young Women a World of Opportunity
The Youth Dividend – Showing Young Women a World of Opportunity In 2016, academics from Boston University and Microsoft Research highlighted how machines are learning bias based on the data they are exposed to; including gender-based stereotypes. Such studies highlight distinct challenges facing women as they enter a crowded, competitive workplace: the lack of…
WDB Investment Holdings finalises a landmark empowerment deal with Tsebo Solutions Group (Pty) Limited
WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Limited (WDBIH) has finalised the acquisition of a 25% stake in Tsebo Solutions Group (Pty) Limited (TSG), supported by a funding package provided by Standard Bank of South Africa, a key funding partner to WDBIH.
Giving business a feminine voice WDB Investment Holdings CEO, Faith Khanyile, says a more caring and ‘holistic’ business model is the way of the future. A Force for Good Dynamic businesswoman and CEO of WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH),
A transformation catalyst at the boardroom table, Faith Khanyile is certainly not averse to rising to a challenge, both in and out of the Boardroom. So when faced with the opportunity of taking part in The SheEO SleepOut™ to raise funds for the Door of Hope charity*, she was one of the first CEOs to put up her hand and say “count me in”.
WDB Investment Holdings increase equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%
WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, officially confirming Seed Engine as a proudly 51% black women owned company. Venture capital company Grovest is Seed Engine’s second major shareholder with a 30% stake.
WDB Chairperson Daphne Mashile-Nkosi named the Most Outstanding Woman in Business
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi has been named the Most Outstanding Woman in Business, in New York – her second award in two months. In July, Mashile-Nkosi, executive chairwoman of Kalagadi Manganese, added the 2015 Africa Female Business Leader of the Year award to her many accolades
WOMEN’S Development Bank Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has invested R500m into acquiring shares in Woolworths through a book build process. WDBIH signed a R100m cheque from its own cash resources and leveraged off its balance sheet by using some debt to top up.