February 2020

GWII invites you to our FEBRUARY 2020 EVENT

Join Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) at our first event for 2020 where guest speaker, Penny Bird, will speak about “The view from the shore: a journey of profound change.” Our guest speaker bio: Six years ago, I was a self-employed mum of two with a sunny disposition, but no real purpose outside my family: Read More

GWII 2020 WiLD Programme kicks off

The Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) 2020 Women in Leadership Development Programme (WiLD), presented by Leeann Naidoo from Concordia, kicked off on 23 and 24 January at GIB’s offices in Houghton. Attended by 22 eager ladies from the insurance industry, GWII President, Catherine Pienaar and GIB Managing Director, Tracy McLaughlin welcomed the delegates. GWII would Read More

GWII Mix ‘n Mingle – wine bottle painting

Starting off the year on a bright and colorful note, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted its first Mix ‘n Mingle fun filled evening of wine bottle painting, sponsored by ONE Financial Services, on 29 January. With glassware, fairy lights and paints supplied, color was the order of the day! While the ladies sipped on Read More

GWII charitable initiatives amount to… R597 158

Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) gives back to society and the environment by partnering with charitable initiatives that share our vision. Over the years GWII members have supported charities, with donations ranging from toiletries, food stuff, groceries, blankets, dog and cat food and cash (an entrance fee at events). To date, the total amount donated 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

Cope better with menopause

All women will go through menopause. How we cope with its symptoms however, may differ. Here are some useful suggestions on how to cope better with some menopausal symptoms. Remember that you should always see your doctor if you are unable to cope with any of the symptoms. Are you experiencing hot flushes? Try to Read More

What do I do if I have a breast lump?

A breast lump is something no woman wants to find, but it’s important not to panic if you feel something suspicious in your breast. The first thing to do is take a deep breath and keep breathing. Get to know your breasts Most women seem to find a breast lump just by chance, or something Read More

South African women embrace who they are

The results are in: South African women embrace who they are! 1Life, through their recent Honey Listen survey, set out to understand how South African women perceive themselves – and the results are powerful! “Weave, natural hair, tall, short, skinny, large, bare-faced or made-up – these things do not define South African women. Gone are Read More