Investing in women on their rise to the top

Investing in women on the rise

Invested in women on the rise, who inspire others to do the same

Investec's ‘Women on the Rise’ Campaign salutes and celebrates our year-round partnerships with women in business, education and sport. 
 
The goal of the campaign is to inspire all women, in particular, the 3,511 women who work at Investec, to rise. Investec hopes to create awareness, about the importance of addressing gender parity and to inspire future businesswomen.
 
“At Investec, we are about celebrating diversity and inspiring inclusion. We focus huge energy on our culture, and gender has always been on our agenda. Embracing diversity and embodying inclusion is part of Investec’s culture, and one of our key values,” comments Lesley-Anne Gatter, Investec South Africa Human Resources head.
 
Embracing diversity and embodying inclusion is part of Investec’s culture, and one of our key values.

Investing in women

Investing in women

3rd most attractive employer

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Investing in women

Investing in women on the rise

3rd most attractive employer

Gender equality ranking

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Voted 3rd most attractive employer

Gender equality

Valuing inclusion in learning & development
“And that’s what this campaign sets out to achieve. We live in a world where the 21st century workplace is fast-changing, competitive, pressurised and complex – a challenging environment for anyone. For women working in traditionally male-dominated industries, like banking and investment, these challenges can be even greater.
 
"We believe that a cognitively diverse, female, representative workforce emboldens creativity; it enables potential and encourages greater contribution to our achievements. We also know that, while we have worked to address greater representation of women, we have more to do.”

Mentorship stories from women on the rise

Mentorship or coaching is advantageous for any professional at any career level, but for females, especially those embarking on a leadership path, a mentor can make all the difference. A mentor's perspective can assist in overcoming the many gender-related challenges that women still face in the modern workplace. 

Lettie Matthews, from Investec Corporates & Institutions, and her mentor, regional head of Investec Pretoria Melanie Humphries’ mentorship journey demonstrates the power of investing in women on the rise, who inspire others to do the same.

Lettie Matthews, from Investec Corporates & Institutions, and her mentor, regional head of Investec Pretoria Melanie Humphries’ mentorship journey demonstrates the power of investing in women on the rise, who inspire others to do the same.

Shabhana Thaver, Investec Private Bank IT head, shares her story on how mentorship helped her acknowledge her skills and clarify her ambitions.

Shabhana Thaver, Investec Private Bank IT head, shares her story on how mentorship helped her acknowledge her skills and clarify her ambitions.

South African Women's Day - 9 August

As women on the rise, one of the most important things we can do is to help every woman around us rise to their full potential.  When we work as a collective, we can achieve so much more.

This Women's Month, we highlight the power of the collective at Investec, and show what we are doing to make it easier for women to excel. In so doing, we are not only showing future generations what women can do, but also how women working together can achieve so much more.
 

Women on the rise in business

Read inspirational stories from Investec women who are leading the charge in the business world.

Women on the rise in education

We profile women who have gone through Investec's various education programmes on their rise to the top.

Women on the rise in sport

At Investec we believe in partnering for opportunity. By sponsoring women's hockey and golf, we provide opportunities for young women to reach their potential and in doing so, raise the profile of women’s sport.

WATCH VIDEO: Investec Joint CEO, Fani Titi, affirms Investec’s commitment to supporting and promoting women inside and outside the organisation.

 

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