Women Directors Forum
The MIoD, in collaboration with Blast Communications Ltd, set up the Women Directors Forum in January 2016. The official launch was held on Thursday 14 January 2016 in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, the Hon (Mrs) Marie-Aurore Marie-Joyce Perraud.
The purpose of the WDF is to push for more women on boards and at leadership levels in private and public organisations in the Republic of Mauritius.
The WDF is a platform to:
- promote the present situation regarding gender diversity on boards and at leadership levels in Mauritius
- propose and implement measures for gender diversity on boards,
- identify and tackle the challenges and obstacles for women becoming directors in Mauritius, and
- provide/recommend solutions to address those challenges and obstacles.
The WDF has a two-tier structure composed of (1) the plenary group composed of all the members and (2) the working groups which are responsible for specific aspects of the work of the WDF.
The three working groups are:
- Awareness Raising - responsible for identifying and organising suitable means of raising awareness and further promoting the increased participation of women on boards and at leadership levels
- Media - responsible for designing and organising appropriate dissemination of information through the media, including television, radio, internet and printed press.
- Support - responsible for identifying appropriate means of support for current and aspiring women directors and leaders to enable them to fully assume their leadership role, including coaching and mentoring of women who aspire to become directors and leaders.
Members of the Women Directors Forum are:
|Catherine Ahnee||Christine Marot|
|Susanne Alfs||Catherine McIlraith|
|Aisha Allee||Justine Page|
|Vimi Appadoo||Caroline Piat|
|Ackbaree Aumerally||Aruna Radhakeesoon|
|Priscilla Balgobin||Anita Ramgutty Wong|
|Nousrath Bhugeloo||Anne Rogers|
|Heba Capdevila-Jangeerkhan||Rubina Ruhee|
|Francoise Chan||Jacqueline Sauzier|
|Hindi Chen||Lekha Seebaluck|
|Virginie Corneillet||Aisha Timol|
|Patricia Day-Hookoomsing||Sheila Ujoodha|
|Sophie Desvaux de Marigny||Karen van der Wath|
|Audrey d'Hotman||Natalie Venis|
|Usha Dwarka||Jennifer Wong|
|Danielle Lagesse||Margaret Wong|
|Linda Mamet||Christiane Yeung|