February 2023

GWII LeaderWalk – Navigating Office Politics

Ever heard the saying: If You Don’t Do Politics, Politics Will Do You? You may wonder if there is an ethical way to manage office politics. The answer is YES! In this series, Niven will take us through the 5 myths of office politics and guide us on how to navigate office politics effectively, ethically Read More

GWII Mix n Mingle – Healthy YOU

Join Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) for the Mix n Mingle – Healthy YOU for a wellness day event as we kick off the new year with a focus on self-care and overall health and well-being. This day is dedicated to promoting healthy habits and providing practical tips to help you start the year on Read More

Meet the new GWII committee members

Easvarie Naidoo Lloyd’s Representative & Head of Compliance Lloyd’s South Africa Tell us a little about yourself and your career in insurance. I landed in insurance by accident, in 2008, and never left! I have worked at Old Mutual Insure, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) and now at Lloyd’s. How did you come to Read More

Climate change poses risk to African women and gender equality

Climate change, biodiversity loss, and land degradation could ‘unleash devastating effects on humanity, especially for African women’, Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu said. The Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Makhotso Sotyu, says climate change, the loss of biodiversity and its knock-on effect on livelihoods poses a risk to African women, leaving them even Read More

Advice for women, by women… because empowered women empower women

Social distancing and lockdown restrictions have shattered traditional support structures and women from across South Africa are turning to virtual networks for advice, assistance and inspiration. 1st for Women believe these social media groups are performing an essential service in helping women navigate the complexities of home schooling, relationships and financial woes, and deserve to Read More

Nine habits of financially savvy women

Financial independence for women is not a luxury, but a necessity. Instead of being intimidated by managing money, women should feel empowered to take control of their finances. Women live longer than men by at least 5 years, and a study done by PwC shows that South African women are consistently paid less than their Read More

Five life-saving tips that all women need to know about heart health

Women’s hearts differ from men’s in surprising ways. Here, what you need to know to take care of your ticker. Men and women can have different risk factors. While the big ones are the same—smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and physical inactivity— some factors are more dangerous for women (for instance, those who smoke have a 25% higher Read More

The six levels of mentoring

For many individuals the chances of finding a mentor are slim because their definition of mentorship is too narrow, says Michael Hyatt, the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm. Finding the right mentor “When most people use the term mentor, they mean a one-on-one coaching relationship with someone older and more Read More

Bullying and the Law

What is bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes physical attacks, purposeful alienation, spreading false rumours, verbal abuse and various forms of emotional mistreatment. It also consists of any form Read More