Deloitte KZN plays open house to KZN’s girl achievers.
On August 5, we will be welcoming girls from schools in Durban and surrounding areas to join us at our offices. They will be able to learn first-hand just what Deloitte can offer in terms of careers that are open-ended and in which only personal aspirations limit growth.
Deloitte KZN plays open house to KZN’s girl achievers
Durban, 06 August 2014 - Professional services firms have transformed over the years - leaving far behind their traditional image of companies where accounting and auditing were the only career opportunities available. Today, with careers that cover virtually every sector of the economy, firms such as Deloitte have also become institutes where women are taking their places as professionals and business leaders.
It is these messages that will be passed on to girls participating in the annual Cell C ‘Take a Girl Child to Work’ initiative that Deloitte KwaZulu-Natal is hosting on August 5.
“On August 5, we will be welcoming girls from schools in Durban and surrounding areas to join us at our offices. They will be able to learn first-hand just what Deloitte can offer in terms of careers that are open-ended and in which only personal aspirations limit growth,” says Kimmy Singh, Partner at Deloitte and KZN representative of the Deloitte Women in Leadership Committee.
“Deloitte believes that Cell C’s key theme of Dream, Believe, Achieve, chosen for the event, is the most inspirational message we as professionals could pass on to girls. We strongly support and promote that all personal development begins with a dream and is reinforced by self-belief that- dedication and hard work –leads to achievement. This is exactly the type of behaviour Deloitte strives to promote in our work environment.”
The annual Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day™ event has become one of the most sought-after events for girls in grades 10, 11 and 12.
Endorsed by the National Departments of Education and Communications, the campaign has already influenced the lives and career choices of thousands of girls who have used the opportunities provided by firms like Deloitte with real-life platforms to broaden their horizons and aspirations.
The campaign, which asks teachers to select the ‘top four’ achieving girls from grades 10 to 12, to attend the day, is a firm favourite for girls still deciding what professions to follow after matric, and Deloitte offers the opportunity to those girls who aspire to work within a professional services firm where various career opportunities are available.
“Deloitte is one of South Africa’s leading employers of women who are drawn from various career paths to work across the firm’s depth and breadth of services, which cover virtually every major sector of the national economy.”
“We are proud of the initiatives undertaken within the firm that has seen female representation across the country rise to 46% of the employee base and women occupying many senior positions within the firm,” says Kimmy Singh.
“It is the message that women can achieve whatever they desire that we pass on at initiative like the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work.”
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