Women are also well represented on the Deloitte Africa executive committee with two of the five managing partners/ directors of service lines being women. We continue to make solid progress towards achieving our female ownership target across the continent. At the end of May 2021 female ownership stood at 34%.
Through our global network, we offer our people the opportunity to work at different offices around the globe as well as welcome international colleagues to Africa. By sending our people to work in different environments, we strengthen our skills base by enabling them to learn new ways of thinking and problem solving. With COVID-19 restrictions, physical mobility was largely inhibited but we anticipate a slow and steady growth in secondment placements in FY22.
Despite the pandemic, Deloitte continues to provide its professionals with training opportunities and development programmes. A new virtual platform, Cura, delivers customised learning content to approximately 345,000+ Deloitte people.
We also introduced the UDEMY for Business platform and ran a series of Digital Masterclasses that saw our professionals in Africa enhancing their digital fluency – a skill that became highly relevant with our move to working remotely.
By providing a culture of collaboration, inclusion, high performance and opportunity, we continue to be an employer of choice that attracts and retains top talent.
Managing Partner, People and Purpose
Diversity and Inclusion Leader