Procrastination… a practice ground for life mastery

There is not a person in this world who does not procrastinate. Leo Babauta, an author, vegan and minimalist says, you put off your work for the day, distract yourself, put off pursuing your dreams, put off putting your work out in the world for fear of being judged. But here’s the thing: he says Read More

Celebrating extraordinary South African women

Unique, out of the ordinary and rare are just some of the words that sum up extraordinary women. With this in mind, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted a breakfast in celebration of women’s month themed ‘Extraordinary South African Women’, at Moyo Zoo Lake, with AIG and JLT as the main sponsors, and Innovation Group Read More

Too much #fitinspiration… unhealthy?

Do you follow fitness personalities online? Research has found that there might be such a thing as too much #fitinspiration. If you think that following social media fitness personalities will inspire you to get into great shape, think again. New research from the Texas State University and the University of Arizona has found that it might not Read More

Legal Talk: Financial tips for women to take control of their finances

Earlier this month, UBS Wealth Management published a whitepaper report, which revealed that, not only do 56% of married women leave investment and financial planning decisions to their husbands, but a whopping 85% of married women who stay out of long term financial decisions believe their spouses know more about financial matters. Although this research Read More

Is the ‘queen bee syndrome’ getting worse?

The phenomenon of women discriminating against other women in the workplace, particularly as they rise in seniority, has long been documented as the “queen bee syndrome.” As women have increased their ranks in the workplace, most will admit to experiencing rude behavior and incivility. But who is at fault for dishing out these mildly deviant Read More

Bring purpose and mindfulness to your work

According to Leo Babauta, an author, vegan and minimalist, our work lives are filled with busyness, distraction, procrastination, responding to messages, checking on messages, and getting lost down rabbit holes. “We struggle to be mindful and to focus on our meaningful work. And yet, many of us want to create a life of meaning, focus, Read More

An afternoon of bowls

As we say goodbye to winter and welcome spring, Gauteng Women In Insurance (GWII) rallied up the ladies for a fun filled afternoon of bowls, sponsored by Innosys, at the Killarney Country Club on 24 August. What a fun day! Setting the scene for the day, with a tropical theme, the ladies were treated to Read More

Legal Talk: Victims of sexual harassment should be careful of what they sign

When an employer and employee wish to resolve disputes between themselves a settlement agreement can be concluded where the parties agree to end their relationship. This agreement will typically also include non-disclosure obligations – provisions by which the parties involved agree not to disclose confidential information that they shared with each other as a necessary Read More

ADHD in women: Is this the cause of low self-esteem?

Your desk’s a mess, you missed your son’s soccer match, you’ve forgotten everything on your to-do list… or you don’t have one. Being forgetful, distracted and feeling like you can’t manage life’s many responsibilities can knock your self-esteem – but have you ever considered that it might be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? About four million women in Read More

Brave to be free

Many of us are caught up by a multitude of fears we may have – fear of failure, fear of looking like an idiot, fear of being alone etc. We need to be brave and have the courage to act, despite our fears, by always having hope – hope for something better and hope for Read More