GWII hosts first Leaderwalk of 2021

In collaboration with Business Engage and the 30% Club, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted its first Leaderwalk of 2021 on 11 March, with main sponsor, Old Mutual Insure, and co-sponsors Camargue and Innovation Group.

The Leaderwalk concept nurtures the advancement of senior management and aspiring leaders by providing a platform to share expertise, master skillsets and cement networks.

Themed “Adaptive Intelligence and The Future of Work” - guest speaker Buhle Dlamini, a global speaker, an award-winning entrepreneur and author of six books, opened the platform for meaningful engagement and dialogue.

As a member of Tomorrow Today Global, Dlamini shows leaders and teams how to create the most productive and effective organisational cultures.

On the topic of enabling leaders in creating an effective, inclusive culture in the new world of work, adaptive intelligence is now an important skill that leaders need to cultivate in order to succeed.

We thank our table hosts (below) for accepting our challenge to facilitate discussions:

  1. Gerhard de Bruin (Camargue)
  2. Karen Naidoo (Old Mutual Insure)
  3. Lizelle van der Merwe (FIA - Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa)
  4. Magesh Naidoo (Innovation Group)
  5. Sedick Isaacs (Bryte)
  6. Sizwe Ndlovu (Pineapple)
  7. Soul Abraham (Old Mutual Insure)
  8. Thokozile Mahlangu (IISA - Insurance Institute of South Africa)
  9. Tshepiso Chocho (Sasria SOC LTD)
  10. Zuriel Naicker (Marsh)

Some key thoughts were shared after the breakaway sessions.

Mahlangu aired her thoughts by discussing practical diversity and inclusion. “Do small things every day and that will make a difference - once you start making an impact - BE READY!”

Leaving some inspirational sentiment, Naicker summed up their discussion with the following words, “gratitude, faith, hope, celebration and kindness.”

Dlamini then concluded by saying that we all seem to be getting stuck in the same routine, with the same old online meeting over and over… we should all have online fatigue by now. “Spice things up… do 5 minutes of something WOW, in every meeting. Adaptability, not efficiency must become our core competency, and if you think about it, that is exactly what the pandemic has taught is all.”

Thank you to our main sponsor, Old Mutual Insure, and co-sponsors Camargue and Innovation Group for making this event possible!

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