GWII rounds off the year with a fire and ice party

Gauteng Women in Insurance welcomed members to its ‘Fire and Ice’ themed year-end function with main sponsors Marsh, AIG, Guy Carpenter and Innovation Group, and co-sponsors Associated Loss Adjusters, Camargue, HIC Underwriting Managers, Genasys, Sintelum, One, Constantia Insurance, Chubb and Old Mutual Insure. A dramatic effect Hosted at Longmeadow 109 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, on 14 Read More

Reflections of GWII’s Chairperson… Rianet Whitehead

The year 2019 heralded a change in the Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) committee with Rianet Whitehead stepping in as the new President of GWII. Her abundance of energy and dedication to the organisation is never ending and having served as the President for the past year, in which she steps down at the end Read More

GWII Membership

2019 has been an exciting year for Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) as we have grown exponentially in numbers, events have gone bigger and better and we see fantastic companies host and sponsor functions. What an exciting year it has been! We have had some really nice events on the cards including CPD sessions, mix Read More

Increasing the number of women at leadership level – PwC report

Worldwide, gender equality continues to remain a focus area for many organisations as the awareness around the gender pay gap gains momentum. There is consensus regarding the need to transform boards and companies to bridge the gender pay gap, both from a representational perspective and in terms of pay. There is also a need for Read More

Why the Mediterranean diet works for postmenopausal women

The Mediterranean diet has particular benefits for postmenopausal women, and the good news is that you can still drink wine! New research found that postmenopausal women who follow a Mediterranean diet have higher bone and muscle mass than those who do not. What is the Mediterranean diet? Eating like you live in the Med means Read More

Legal Talk – Domestic Violence and Abuse

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of domestic violence in the world. And, sadly, domestic violence is the most common and widespread human rights abuse in South Africa. Every day, women are murdered, physically and sexually assaulted, threatened and humiliated by their partners, within their own homes. Organisations estimate that one out of Read More

Event dates to diarise in 2020

We have some really nice events on the cards with CPD sessions, mix n mingles, networking events and Leaderwalk events. Please diarise the following event dates and keep an eye out for the invites so that you can RSVP as soon as possible: The Networking/Motivational Events for the year will be on: 24 February 2020 Read More

GWII hosts annual Golf Day

Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted their annual golf day at the magnificent Steyn City Golf Club in Midrand with main sponsor Auto & General, and co-sponsors Clyde & Co, Camargue, Discovery, Innovation Group, Leppard, MiWay, and Tracker. Getting together with the ladies for a round of golf is a great way to mix exercise Read More

Women in finance speak out for greater inclusion

The financial services industry has a reputation for being male-dominated. According to Catalyst, a global non-profit that helps organisations accelerate progress for women at work, women held just 12% of CFO roles globally in 2018. “Female talent remains one of the most underutilised business resources,” write the authors of the 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Read More

Financial challenges facing the modern woman

Research by the World Health Organization suggests that women could live to up to eight years longer than their male counterparts. While having greater longevity than a man may seem great, it means that our investment or retirement funds will have to last longer too. But sometimes we have to take a break from work Read More