CCBSA managing director Velaphi Ratshefola
CCBSA managing director Velaphi Ratshefola

CCBSA’s Ratshefola wins Top Gender Empowered award

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Nov 13, 2021

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Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) managing director Velaphi Ratshefola has been named as the winner in the Top Gender Empowered: Male Driving Gender Empowerment category at the 18th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards for the third consecutive year.

The awards also honour and laud outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and innovation in organisations that show true dedication to uplifting women’s roles in the economy, covering all major economic sectors, and including small, medium, and micro enterprises and national corporations.

“I am immensely proud to receive this accolade. It is affirmation of our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our business, as well as across our supply chain,” said Ratshefola.

Following a five-year journey of transformation, Ratshefola led CCBSA to being a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment contributor in 2021.

In 2018, the bottler established the [email protected] Forum, a women-led network that offers women an environment to address pertinent challenges that face them, while providing coaching, mentorship and mutual support to empower young professionals reach their full potential.

This platform has led the company to elevating and retaining 40.5 percent women in senior management, 44 percent in middle management and 33.2 percent in junior management. To date, the company has increased its representation of women to 37.5 percent in its executive management level.

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