August 2020

Amid COVID-19 Recovery, Companies Must Focus on Other Risks

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase both around the world and in South Africa, businesses need to cast their glance beyond the immediate threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic, and consider the potential and actual repercussions from new and emerging risks, including a possible second wave of coronavirus, natural disasters, and the ongoing protests Read More

GWII President’s inspiring message for Women’s Day

In celebration of Women’s Month, FAnews on behalf of Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) spoke to Catherine Pienaar, President of GWII, about the significance of Women’s Day, what Women’s Day means to her and her message of inspiration for the GWII women. The significance of Women’s Day “Women’s Day commemorates the march of approximately 20,000 Read More

Celebrating women this women’s month

In celebration of Women’s Month, FAnews on behalf of Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) spoke to a few women about the significance of Women’s Day, what Women’s Day means to them and how they use their positions to influence change, with some advice. Q. What is the significance of Women’s Day for you and why Read More

Legal talk: Domestic violence

What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is where a person (“complainant”) is being harmed by another person (“respondent”) while they are in a domestic relationship. What will be considered to be domestic violence? Physical abuse– if the complainant is being injured by the respondent, for example, being punched, kicked or pushed. Sexual abuse– if the Read More

Five things women entrepreneurs need to know

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa which is currently facing high levels of unemployment. Yet, female entrepreneurs remain a largely untapped economic resource. As a source of innovation, women tend to take an optimistic approach to the Read More

Dress for success

A dress code policy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. “What’s ‘professional’ in one environment may be stuffy in another,” says Paul Falcone, a human resources executive and author of 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees. A dress code policy establishes minimum standards of acceptable appearance. Falcone explains how to create one that works. Look to Read More

Build your network

“It’s always good to approach networking from a strategic mind-set,” says Alaina G. Levine, president of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consulting organization and author of Networking for Nerds. Here’s how to turn a networking event into win-win partnerships that last. 3 weeks out Do your homework. If the conference publishes a guest list, check it Read More

Career women – success stories….

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 Nicoline van der Merwe, Scrum Master at Genasys Technologies about her journey and career in the financial services industry, how she balances personal and Read More