September 2023

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

Mental health is no longer a tick-in-the-box item but a game changer

Elzabe Opperman the Founder and Managing Director of The Talking Point Group has some thought-provoking statements and answers to a few questions with regard to MENTAL HEALTH AND MEDIATION SERVICES they offer to various industries. The Talking Point Group was founded in 2017 and has since developed an array of innovative integrated support services and Read More

Spring and mental health: are you ok?

Spring months bring increased pressure for us to engage socially, a set of expectations we’re conditioned to want, do, and experience, and changing weather that can cause poor health, all of which can combine to prompt an annual period of struggle. This can manifest as a mild case of the blues, or as a more Read More

Exercise: how to be physically fit and all the benefits you’ll reap

You’ve probably heard more times than you can count that you need to exercise. But do you really know why? For starters, here are seven reasons: Exercise can help you lose weight.This one’s a no-brainer, but there’s a reason exercise is part of most healthy weight loss plans. “Exercise can increase your metabolism, or the Read More

Women in the workplace: find your power in your business voice

Have you ever attended a virtual meeting where you couldn’t get a word in? Have you ever felt as though people weren’t taking you seriously as you gave a presentation or pitch? It’s irritating and discouraging to feel as though your voice isn’t being heard at work. As a woman, speaking up at work can be especially Read More

Ladies, let your hard-earned money work hard for you

Are you a working woman in South Africa, but not investing your earnings? You’re not alone. Women make up 44.8% of the South African labour force*, with the vast majority employed in the services sector where long hours can keep them away from their families for lengthy periods of time. Yet there are far fewer Read More

How to ask for that raise you deserve in 2023

The landscape of work has seen some major changes in recent years. In the U.S., for example, 44% of workers now work remotely from Monday to Friday in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The trend of quiet quitting has also risen in popularity, to the point where quiet quitters now make up over half of the American workforce. An intimidating Read More