October 2023

Legal talk: Frequently Asked Questions – Women Issues

Frequently asked questions What is meant by a right to make decisions concerning reproduction? Section 12 of the Constitution grants everyone the right to freedom and security of the person. It further states that everyone has the right to bodily and physical integrity, which includes the right to make decisions concerning reproduction. The right to Read More

What women with arthritis need to know about osteoporosis

When you think of the body parts that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) impacts, your mind probably goes to your joints. After all, the inflammatory autoimmune disease mainly affects areas like your fingers, wrists, and knees. But there is another body part that might be harmed as well: your bones. That’s because having RA can drastically raise your Read More

Achieving your goals in 2023: a guide for women entrepreneurs

As a woman entrepreneur, you know your unique challenges and obstacles in building and growing your business. That’s why it’s so important to set clear goals and have a plan in place to achieve them. Not only do clear goals help keep you focused and motivated, but research has shown that those who write down Read More

Women save and plan more for retirement, reveals retirement study

The gender gaps in financial literacy and retirement readiness across the globe have been extensively publicised, with women supposedly lagging behind men in terms of their financial-know-how. Yet, in a research report by retirement income specialist Just SA, South African women claim to have saved more on average than their male counterparts by almost half a million Read More

GWII LeaderWalk – People leadership incorporating human diversity

In collaboration with Business Engage and the 30% Club, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted a LeaderWalk on 19 September, with main sponsor Discovery South Africa and co-sponsors Camargue Underwriting Managers and Old Mutual Insure. In this leader walk-themed people leadership incorporating human diversity, Stanley Bongwe, the Founder and Director of The Diversity Institute spoke Read More

Persisting Gender Gaps in Female Executive Leadership

  The Global Gender Gap Report 2023 again highlights the need for renewed and concerted action due to the persistence of large gender gaps worldwide.  In terms of closing the gender gap, South Africa ranked 20th overall with 78% gap closure.  This is well above the average score of Sub-Saharan Africa, with the region scoring Read More