Harare – Fast-growing South African electric vehicle manufacturer Agilitee has been named among the top gender-empowered companies in SADC in the 17th edition of Top Women Leaders.
The award is endorsed by Standard Bank and supported by South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality.
“We are delighted to inform you that Agilitee has qualified as one of South Africa’s Top Gender Empowered Companies. After months of rigorous research and benchmarking, our team of researchers has determined that your company met stringent criteria required to be considered one of the best companies in the sector,” reads a statement from Standard Bank Top Women, organisers of the awards.
The criteria considered when determining if an organisation is a top gender-empowered company included percentage of female ownership, shareholding or partnership and female executive directors (at least 20 percent), female employees (at least 30 percent), female senior management (at least 10 percent) and female-empowerment company policies and women focused skills development among others.
“Based on this Agilitee has been positioned as a leader of gender empowerment and transformation in South African business within your sector,” says the statement.
Agilitee is a Pan-African company engaged in the manufacture of electric vehicles. It is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The company has already made moves to commence operations in eSwatini and Zimbabwe, with plans afoot to spread to other countries in the region and beyond.