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Basadi Bereka-Empowering South African Women Wings

RCL FOODS prides itself on doing things differently and has long been a leading advocate  of women empowerment. The Basadi Bereka (seTswana for Women at Work) programme, launched in April, is doing just that – helping women in the RCL FOODS chicken processing operation reach their ultimate and full potential.

Over the past few months, Basadi Bereka has been on a journey to equip 51 high potential female employees, ranging from A to C job grade levels, with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive. Not only in their day to day work, but also in their personal lives by building their self-esteem, attitude, self-awareness and confidence.

A huge focus of the programme has also been to equip the participants’ managers with the necessary skills to intentionally develop, coach and empower the participants to fully utilise this learning and development opportunity.

We believe that through empowering our female staff, we are enabling them to turn their aspirations into goals with measurable action steps.