July 2019

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