Navigating the pandemic required a high degree of agility and core to that for us, was investing in our people.
Health, wellbeing and ongoing professional development were key priorities. In addition to prioritising the health and wellbeing of our people, we have also continued to emphasise training and leadership development to help our people realise their professional ambitions. We continue to explore avenues through which we can support our people, particularly in areas such as mental health.
Despite the challenges all businesses faced, it was important for us to maintain our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by promoting inclusion and equality through deliberate actions and organic initiatives. Deloitte Africa has increased female representation at a leadership level and opened the doors for more women to advance their careers. The South Africa firm has also increased Black African ownership, in particular, Black African female ownership.
We believe that a diverse workforce is key to becoming better professionals as it challenges us to think differently.