GWII members complete e3 Leadership Programme

The GWII e3 Leadership Programme, in collaboration with The Networking Company, has now come to a close. The course, which ran over a period of six weeks, supported women in their development and helped them to unlock their full potential by offering modules on personal mastery, branding & networking, innovation readiness, career management, leadership immersion, Read More

Women at the top will ensure SA becomes more successful

The benefits of women in the workplace are even greater than originally thought, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund. If countries with low gender equality improved their equality ratings, they could see their economies grow by an average of 35% (South Africa was ranked 19th in terms of the 2018 global Read More

Handbag theft on the rise

Handbag theft is on the rise as criminals now see these bags as easy targets. Casey Rousseau, from 1st for Women Insurance said from the claims that they have discovered a rise in this form of crime. “This trend is particularly concerning for women as we live out of our handbags and the loss of one Read More

Legal Talk: Don’t talk to me, talk to my lawyer

Like with a doctor, every person needs a lawyer (legal professional) at some point in his/her life, be it to draw up a will, getting married, divorced or buying a house. It is important to establish when to deal with what type of legal professional. Legal professionals include attorneys, advocates and so on. Who is Read More

Indulge in self-care

When I picture my ideal life (on top of having the human chocolate that is Idris Elba as my husband), it also involves a lot more calm than is present in my current reality. Self-care is a regular conversation I have with my closest women friends. Between juggling careers, relationships, exercise, family and hobbies quality time seems Read More

Hemp – a new cure for ovarian cancer?

Could hemp be a new cure for ovarian cancer? Research into this cannabis plant’s cancer-fighting powers is promising… A plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer could be on the way. Researchers used cultured ovarian cancer cells to investigate the anti-cancer properties of hemp extract and the results are surprising. Why hemp? “Hemp, like marijuana, contains therapeutically Read More

A few simple techniques to deal with stress

Try practising emergency stress stoppers to help you manage stress effectively. Emergency stress stoppers include taking a few deep breaths, counting to 10 before responding or even walking away from a stressful situation, of course saying that you will handle it later. You can also practise meditation or even say a small prayer if it Read More

The GWII Leaderwalk

In collaboration with the 30% Club, GWII hosted its first Leaderwalk of 2019. The Leaderwalk concept nurtures the advancement of senior management and aspiring leaders by providing a platform to share expertise, master skillsets and cement networks. It is an interactive breakfast that encourages meaningful engagement and dialogue. Colleen Larson CEO of Business Engage, oversaw Read More

Legal Talk: Women’s rights in business

Women have the same rights as everyone else in South Africa, for example, the rights to equal treatment in the workplace and to start their own businesses. Women in South Africa are highly encouraged to become entrepreneurs; however, a woman cannot start the right type of business without knowing what the different types are and Read More