Women leadership among listed firms in Kenya is still low even as the country seeks to achieve a 50:50 gender parity. KenGen yesterday bagged a gender award in recognition of its efforts to promote gender mainstreaming and women empowerment through its Pink Energy initiative. "Research and the studies have shown that (firms) with women on boards have excellent results," said Odundo. A growing amount of research shows that countries that fail to address gender barriers are losing out on significant economic growth. The Gender and Economic Growth Assesment in Kenya by the World bank demonstrates that addressing gender barriers in Kenya could generate significant economic growth for the country.
Source: The Star March 09, 2021 00:56 UTC