October 2020

Meet GWII’s new Deputy President Wilmine De Ridder

Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) is pleased to announce that Wilmine De Ridder, a GWII committee member, has assumed the position of GWII Deputy President for 2020/2021. Stepping in as the new Deputy President, Wilmine tells us a little bit more about herself and how she came to join the GWII. A Q&A session Q. Read More

Summer bodies are made in winter

Our 8-week fitness challenge is DONE & DUSTED! An exclusive group of GWII ladies turned up the heat in an 8-week fitness challenge… an unforgettable journey to feeling their best selves! Focused on personal health goals, the campaign, which started on Wednesday 15 July with Fitness Coach Natania Cory, boasted 45-minute home fitness sessions that Read More

Career women – success stories…. Malgorzata (Gosia) Bennett at Genasys

Celebrating successful women for all their hard work and effort creates a pathway and steppingstone for aspiring women who seek guidance, motivation and inspiration. Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) recently chatted to Malgorzata (Gosia) Bennett, Solutions Developer at Genasys, about her journey and career in the financial services industry, how she balances personal and work life Read More

Taking control of their financial journey is key to empowering South African women

The 2018 Momentum/Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index revealed that close to half of all South African households (44,15%) were ‘Financially Exposed’. What this means is that while these households may currently enjoy relative financial stability, they are just one decision or one incident away from either being Financially Unstable or Financially Well. This would not Read More

How lockdown has changed us

After an initial 21-day hard lockdown, an extension, and the gradual easing of regulations, what has confinement taught us? As we face the gloomy economic uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, are there some silver linings? PURA Soda asked 500 South Africans from all walks of life what they got up to during the Level Read More

WARNING: Vehicle crimes increase in SA

Anti-crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee has warned that vehicle crime is on the rise as criminals return to their activities with the rest of the country… Abramjee cautions drivers to be particularly vigilant and prepared in case of an emergency. He offers some advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of South Africa’s increasing vehicle Read More

Why women are more susceptible to some diseases than men are

Did you know that women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis eight times more than men do? On the other hand, women have a smaller risk of getting non-reproductive cancers such as melanoma, colon, kidney and lung cancer. While there are some exciting developments in cancer treatments, such as immunotherapies, 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