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Promoting the networking of WOMEN who work in the short-term insurance industry in Gauteng, South Africa.

Gauteng Women in Insurance

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn your back on life.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) is an organisation which was formed to provide a forum for WOMEN within the short-term insurance industry. This forum was created to enhance the position of women in the short-term insurance industry, facilitate networking opportunities, develop members’ personal and professional goals and to promote and debate insurance and other relevant issues. Members include insurance specialists, underwriters, administrators, brokers, adjusters, insurers, reinsurers and UMA specialists.  

Benefits of belonging

Concordia’s Women in Leadership  Development (WiLD) Course 2017

Last year we hosted our first exciting Women in Leadership Development (WiLD) Programme, in collaboration with Leeann Naidoo, owner of Concordia Coaching & Leadership Solutions. This year we continue with a second course.

Concordia’s Women in Leadership  Development (WiLD) Course 2017

Last year we hosted our first exciting Women in Leadership Development (WiLD) Programme, in collaboration with Leeann Naidoo, owner of Concordia Coaching & Leadership Solutions, aimed at middle to senior management levels across various insurance companies and brokers such as Hollard, Willis, AON, Marsh, Emerald and others.

The feedback we received was extremely positive and the goals that each woman achieved were phenomenal! There were women who were promoted and changed jobs, attributing the shift to what was gained on the programme.

Other women came up with new business ideas, re-evaluated their finances, improved on their personal relationships with their spouses and children, built up the courage to have tough conversations, became better organised, reduced stress levels significantly, and found time to work on their goals … these are just a few of the results achieved over a 6-month period.

Based on the success of the 2016 programme we are now going to offer a second programme launching in July 2017. The course objectives are to develop key leadership skills and characteristics in women to become world class leaders in the insurance sector.

We believe that continuing to work with Leeann at Concordia, based on her international financial services and insurance sector knowledge and experience will yield high returns. What’s different about her programmes is that each module is steeped in neuroscience principles, incorporating behavioural psychology to help you achieve not only the skills, but the shift in mind-set to achieve your goals. It’s a tough course – and requires deep introspection and homework between modules – so the results that you will achieve are entirely down to your willingness to apply the learning. The course is also a lot of fun, and the networking opportunities and support from everyone around the table was phenomenal.

Leeann has extensive knowledge and international experience in applying neuroscience in business (how we learn, how we make decisions, how we build relationships). A management consultant, specialising in organisational change and leadership development, she has worked for major consultancies and audit firms in the UK and the US, studied through international universities like Buckinghamshire, Henley, Oxford and Cambridge and published her first book in the UK, called The Mind Age™, runs an international coaching magazine and has been featured on local television and radio.  Leeann is a specialist in leadership development and learning, where she lectures and designs programmes at major South African and international consultancies and universities. She is highly engaging and her programmes receive positive accolades.

About the programme

If you are serious about a change that is more than just career-oriented, then this programme will be of interest to you. The modules that are covered are:

1. Personal mastery – understand yourself better, delve into limiting beliefs, set stretch goals and targets, develop a roadmap to achieving your goals.

2. Presentations & communications effectiveness – understand the impact of language on the brain, explore the impact of your personal communication style on others, during meetings, in regular conversations and during presentations; apply a robust framework to structure presentations.

3. Conflict, confrontation & courageous conversations - build the confidence and courage to dissolve conflict, apply various tools and frameworks to handle difficult situations, learn how to build resilience.

4. Finance, money, & negotiation – explore your relationship with and dependency on money; develop your plan for retirement and evaluate how you make decisions about money; individual working sessions to explore limiting beliefs and how money influences decisions.

5. Management, leadership, change and emotional & social intelligence – develop your personal leadership and communication style, from boardroom effectiveness, to meeting management skills to presentation and conversational skills; this session will explore case studies of women in leadership, some of their achievements & challenges, and some of the tactics that they have used; delegates leave with a degree of confidence of how to leverage emotions in a positive way; a robust change management framework will also be provided

6. The 6th module is a consolidation of previous modules, and includes your graduation ceremony.

What’s involved?

We understand the challenge of taking time out of the office, so the programme is designed in a way that will not involve too much time out of the office or in front of a computer doing assignments etc.

The programme will run from July to December on the following dates:


  • 6 July 2017
  • 10 August 2017
  • 7 September 2017
  • 5 October 2017 (to be confirmed)
  • 2 November 2017 (to be confirmed)
  • 7 December 2017 (to be confirmed)

Time: 08:00 start and close at 16:30

On completion of this course, you will have a deeper understanding of how to create a peak mind-set to ultimately develop the skills needed to achieve success and fulfilment in your careers and personal lives.

Where will WiLP be held?

Marsh – Entrance 1, Building 1, Cnr 5th Street and Fredman Drive, Sandton

What are the costs involved?

R12,500.00 + VAT

Includes all course materials, hand-outs, etc.

Interested in attending?

Due to the popularity of this programme we expect the 20 spaces to go quickly. This course is open to all of our members at mid-management level or whom have substantial work experience and would benefit from a Women in Leadership Development Programme.

If you are interested in attending this programme send an email to admin@gwii.co.za attaching the following paper work:

1. A letter from your employer giving you permission to attend the course on the nominated dates.

2. Details as to who will be responsible for the payment of the course including contact details and VAT number (for invoicing purposes).

3. Copy of your ID.

We look forward to hearing from you, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on admin@gwii.co.za.