Image
Icon

Directory

IconAssociations and Institutes
IconBBBEE Consulting and Verification Agencies
IconConsumer Protection
IconCorporate Governance
IconCredit Bureaus
IconFinancial Planners
IconLife Insurance Companies
IconLife Insurance Products
IconOmbud
IconOnline Quotes
IconPublic Loss Adjustors
IconPublications
IconRe-insurance Companies
IconRegulatory Authorities
IconSocial Grants (Government)
IconWellness Programs
Advertise Here
  Subscribe To »

Women encouraged to invest in themselves this Women’s Month

Published

2017

Wed

02

Aug

August is the time of the year when we celebrate South African women and honour them for the role they played in leading our country towards democracy.
 
In the lead-up to this year’s woman’s month, insurer, Liberty is encouraging South African women to invest in themselves.
 
At a woman’s day media breakfast hosted by Liberty in Johannesburg last week, Liberty experts and columnist and international speaker, Zipho Sikhakhane shared inspiring insights in an effort to educate and encourage South African women to fully embrace the importance of holistic wellbeing.
 
Restoring balance to a demanding lifestyle
 
Dr Belinda Dias, Liberty’s Medical Officer shared her views on how to bring balance in the life of a working mother. “Women need someone to rely on for the times when they cannot do it themselves. A network of sisters is one way to help bring balance.”
 
Shani Erwee, Head of Insights at Liberty added that the biggest risks facing women in South Africa was themselves. “We want to be the perfect friend, wife and mother. When we don’t live up to the expectations, we beat ourselves up about it. This is the biggest risk because it impacts our happiness and can have a knock on effect on everyone around us.”
Erwee continued, “to overcome this, we need to understand what we can and can’t do. Be kind to yourself. Prioritise what is important to you and your well-being. Look after yourself, your body and mind.”
 
Effective self-leadership
 
In her keynote address, Zipho Sikhakhane said investing in ‘self’ is effective self-leadership. She explained that the term investing, originally meant ‘clothing fully and completely’, “Who better to do that than a woman?” she said.
 
According to Sikhakhane, by increasing the level of self-awareness women can find the leader living inside themselves. “We need to know what makes us unique. We need to understand our sources of strength. What makes you different is a source of strength, not an inadequacy.”
 
She says, “Have courage, put yourself out there and be more courageous. We need to rewire our minds and stop conforming to society. Let’s change how we behave and not be influenced by others. Drop the imposter syndrome and be true to who you are.”
 
Financial understanding and planning
 
Certified Financial Planner Palesa Tlholoe emphasised the importance of seeking financial guidance from a Financial Planner, Adviser or Broker. “All three are professionals and will guide you on your financial journey,” she said.
 
“The perception that a Financial Adviser is only for the wealthy is a major misconception. You need an Adviser the moment you earn an income,” added Liberty Financial Adviser, Boitumelo Mothoagae.
 
“You also need to have a Last Will and Testament in place. Keep all your policies and important documentation in a life file and let someone you trust know where it is kept,” said Faeeza Khan, Legal Specialist at Liberty.
 
Liberty understands that modern women juggle the challenges of work, family and personal finances, often neglecting their personal well-being. This Woman’s Month, take a moment to revisit your personal well-being and restore balance to your important life.
 
Source: FleishmanHillard
 
« Back to previous page Print this page » |
 

Breaking News »

New Credit Life Insurance Regulations Bring Good News for Consumers

A new set of credit life insurance regulations that will protect consumers from abusive practices by credit providers came into effect this week. The regulations have been hailed as a positive step to prevent consumers ...
Read More »

  

A health cash plan can cover loss of income

            Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life                     People ...
Read More »

  

FSB draws attention to correction of Fin 24 article on Regulatory Examination and Wealth Management Qualification Fraud

On 14 June 2017 the Financial Services Board (FSB) issued a press release regarding qualification and examination fraud that was discovered by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) which required ...
Read More »

  

Liberty’s results reflect lower earnings and improved cashflow for the first half of 2017

Normalised headline earnings for the six months to 30 June 2017 are lower than the prior period but show an improvement compared to the second half of 2016. Growth in sales and net customer cash inflows, are underpinned ...
Read More »

 

More News »

Image

Healthcare »

Image

Investment »

Image

Retirement »

Image

Short-term »

Advertise Here
Image
Advertise Here

From The Glossary »

Icon

Personal Effects:

A term used in all risks insurance to describe articles generally carried or worn by a person.
More Definitions »

 
 
By using this website you agree to the Terms of Use.
Copyright © Stoker Risk & ICT (Pty) Ltd 2004 - 2017.
All Rights Reserved.
Icon

Advertise

  Icon

eZine

  Icon

Contact IG

Icon

Media Pack

  Icon

RSS Feeds