To coincide with women’s month, Barloworld Automotive & Logistics is celebrating its women workforce in operations. 25 years into democracy, women in South Africa are still grappling with the unbalanced scale of gender equality in the work-place. It is without a doubt that changing the narrative is long overdue, however, credit should be granted to organizations that are making intentional efforts to transform and be inclusive. Barloworld Automotive & Logistics has placed transformation at the heart of everything they do, enabling an environment where women can thrive and exceed expectations in male-dominated industries.
Steering transformation, ensuring inclusivity and making way for diversity at Barloworld Automotive & Logistics is Nosipiwo Ngxabazi
Distribution Manager, Amelia Holtzhausen proves that life can take a much rewarding turn when you least expect it.
With aspirations to become a Paediatrician, a dream her parents instilled in her from a very young age quickly changed when she was not admitted to pursue a medical degree at the University of Pretoria. She later opted for a BSC in Medical Sciences, however, fate proved otherwise and she found herself in the job market with an Honours degree. Faced with the challenge of gaining entry in the medical field, Amelia did what most graduates do – go into different industries while they look for employment in their field of study. She ended up at Barloworld Logistics as an Inbound Clerk, a role she enjoyed to a point that she gave up looking for a job in the medical field and was ready to explore the possibilities that came with Warehousing and Logistics.
Barloworld Automotive & Logistics deploys first black female Franchise Executive, Ford & Mazda
The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) recently appealed to the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the sector, citing that the industry has been male-dominated for over 100 years.