Mine the Generation Gap

Traditional roles in the workplace are changing at an incredible pace. Our current workforce compromises primarily of three generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. With this in mind, Gauteng Women in Insurance hosted an event themed ‘Mine the Generation Gap’, at The Venue Melrose Arch, with Marsh as the main sponsor, and BAIR Insurance Read More

The GWII Leaderwalk – The Ultimate Corporate Athlete

In collaboration with Business Engage, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted its second Leaderwalk of 2019, themed “The Ultimate Corporate Athlete”. This Leaderwalk event addressed the fundamental need for employee mindfulness and corporate wellness strategies. Thank you to the tables hosts for their invaluable contribution – Alton Byrd, Brad Shorkend, Christine Rodrigues, Gareth Beaver, Helen Read More

SA’s gender wage equality ranking plunges to 117th

Eradicating the gender pay gap will make a significant contribution to transformation of the South African economy by improving workplace equality and alleviating poverty and financial vulnerability that particularly affects women – and corporate board directors and investors have a key role to play. The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Report ranks South Read More

Empowering women to take charge of their financial future

By playing a more active role in financial decision-making, women will undoubtedly grow in confidence and gain freedom in how they live their lives While financial management has traditionally been the responsibility of men, recent data suggests this trend is quickly changing, driven in part by the adoption of mobile finance services by women. This Read More

Smash-and-grab: Motoring do’s and don’ts for women

As women, we should know that we are the easier targets for hijacking and other scary car-related situations. We hear those tips on staying safe, be it on Facebook, from the police or from a friend, but do we really act on those tips and do enough to ensure our safety? Women on Wheels talked Read More

Six reasons to take up a daily outdoor walk

Studies show that walking is a good way to tackle burgeoning rates of obesity and other lifestyle diseases. These have reached epidemic proportions in developed countries and are dangerously on the rise in developing countries like South Africa which has the highest levels in Africa. With more than 8 million people diagnosed as obese it’s Read More

Legal Talk: quick law guide: workplace injuries

In terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) the Compensation Fund (Fund) provides compensation to employees who become disabled due to occupational injuries or diseases caused in the course of their work. The Fund also provides for compensation to an employee’s dependant/s for death resulting from such injuries or diseases (disablement). Read More

Women… under served by financial services sector?

Women have long been under served by the financial advisory sector – but this is now changing. This is the assessment of deVere Switzerland, part of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, which recently held the ‘Women in Finance’ summit in Zurich. Addressing the issue “There are an increasing number of women-focused networks, events and initiatives Read More

Voice of Experience…

“The best careers sit at the intersection of what you’re passionate about and what you’re naturally good at – fortunately, those two things tend to go hand in hand.” Amanda Hindlian, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs began her career as a semiconductor equity analyst in the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division at Goldman Sachs where Read More

Raising financially empowered kids

Educating children on the value and consequences of money as early as possible can go a long way to preparing them for the real world. In a country with a poor savings record like South Africa, instilling early lessons about how to handle money and investing can make all the difference to the financial outcomes Read More