On 9 August 1956, now commemorated as Women’s Day in South Africa, Ngoyi and other woman leaders led an estimated 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the seat of power of the white minority government. They were protesting extending the much-hated pass laws to women. These laws required black citizens to carry pass documents to better control their movement.
As a woman, working in the financial industry, I can attest to how it has enriched my life. Yes, I have been faced with challenges as a woman in the industry, but it has also been a greatly rewarding journey to be not only financially empowered but also to be a woman in a leadership role within the industry. Victoria Reuvers, Managing Director of Morningstar Investment Management SA