Vision and Strategies
AWCA was founded in 2002 on the premise of mutual support and personal development of African Women Chartered Accountants.
Our vision is to “Accelerate the development of African Female Chartered Accountants”
- To create awareness of the Chartered Accountancy profession
- To develop a pipeline of African Women Chartered Accountants
- Leadership development of existing Chartered Accountants for key strategic positions
- To contribute to professional, national, economic, financial and gender policy formulation
The board of AWCA is guided by Vision 2020 - the Nungu Resolutions - which are:
- To contribute towards growing the number of Black female Chartered Accountants to 3,000
- To raise awareness of the Chartered Accountancy profession with at least 100,000 school pupils and provide 300 bursaries
- To contribute towards 25% of listed companies and 50% of State Owned Entities (“SOEs”) employing Black female Chartered Accountants on their Boards and Audit committees
- To contribute towards 10% of listed companies and 15% of SOEs employing Black female Chartered Accountants in Executive management.
- To ensure that AWCA has a permanent seat on all SAICA committees
- To ensure that AWCA has representation on all relevant national agencies tasked with policy formulation
- To establish AWCA Leadership Academy, and create a virtuous cycle whereby those who go through the system become mentors.
- To heighten awareness of the organisation across all levels of membership and match 60% SAICA statistics with membership base.
Three Tier Strategy
AWCA has implemented a three tier strategy to realise its vision of empowering African Women Chartered Accountants in Southern Africa.
The three tier strategy includes:
- The identification of young talented girls with the potential to succeed in the accounting profession
- Nurturing, training and developing aspiring female Chartered Accountants
- Leadership development of both qualified and aspiring Black female Chartered Accountants
Identifying And Developing Young Girls With Potential
AWCA identifies and develops young aspirant accountants through the following initiatives:
School Interventions School Visits & Career Workshops DST Thuthuka Camps Cell C Camps Saturday Classes
Nurture And Train
AWCA nurtures and trains aspiring young accountants through the following programmes:
Bursary Fund FQE Celebrations FQE Preparatory Career Conference Mentorship – Power Teas
AWCA actively develops Africa’s future female business leaders through the following initiatives:
Celebrate Success Out-To-Lunch Round Table Discussions Mentorship –Power Teas Woman of Substance Event