Advertise Here
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 »

Let's talk about the value of Women in SA

Published

2020

Wed

15

Jul

Dubbed the Liberty Blue Table Sessions, financial services group Liberty, has launched a series of online conversations to unearth the value women bring to the economy in a time of COVID-19 and beyond.

 

15 July, 2020 – Women in South Africa are the backbone of the economy. According to a Flux Trends Report on the Worth of Women, they contribute over 48% to SA's GDP, despite earning 27% less than men. They play primary roles in their families and society, yet are still unfortunately not financially compensated enough. Meanwhile, the household and care work done by women amounts to 53% of South Africa's GDP. So why haven’t they been recognised sufficiently for the proven economic and relational value they bring?

 

This is just one of the questions set to be interrogated during the Liberty Blue Table Sessions; a six-part video series designed to tap into the power of our shared experiences and humanity in the face of unprecedented life-changes. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Gugulethu Mfuphi, these conversations will feature women and men from all walks of life, unearthing the truth about the value women bring to society. The panel has not shied away from tackling tough, and even traumatic issues, such as gender-based violence, which has been on the rise on account of the pandemic.

 

To name a few, guests pulling up a digital chair at the Liberty Blue Table Sessions include Olwethu Leshabane, media entrepreneur and womenomics advocate; Samke Mhlongo, personal finance and wealth guru; Zuraida Jardine, TV and radio personality;  Pearl Pillay, MD of Youth Lab SA and Katlego Tsoku, social entrepreneur and business developer.

 

"Our intention with the Liberty Blue Table Sessions is to not only address the issues women face in society, but to unpack and unfold how the value women bring to the economy should be acknowledged and celebrated. That's why it was pivotal to include men such as Dr Sivuyile Madikana (popularly known as Dr Sivu), and Tumi Phake in these discussions. We recognise that if we are to shift the dial on womenomics, men should also be a part of this journey," said Thabang Ramogase, Chief Marketing Officer at Liberty.

 

The Liberty Blue Table Sessions will launch on 15 July and will be available on Liberty’s Youtube channel. For a sneak peek into what the audience can expect, click here for the Womenifesto.

 

"We are really excited about the launch of this series and our intention is to continue with the platform and  delve further into the new economic and personal realities we face in the wake of a global pandemic. As a brand that is rooted in humanity, our commitment to people is to is to be there at their moments of truth and life changes, so that they never feel alone in their journey towards financial freedom" - concludes Ramogase.

 

Liberty Group Ltd. is a registered Long-Term Insurer, and an Authorised Financial Services Provider (FAIS no 2409).

 
Source: Edelman
 
« Back to previous page Print this page » |
 

Breaking News »

1Life stats confirm the importance of healthy living amidst a possible second wave

Mortality rates obtained by 1Life indicate that there has been a 233% increase in deaths between July and September this year, compared to last, with a massive increase in respiratory-related deaths. “Covid ...
Read More »

  

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY-POPIA ESSENTIALS

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has been in the making for a while, with certain aspects already introduced. It is finally set to come into full effect after President Cyril Ramaphosa said, in ...
Read More »

  

The importance of having a Will

Drawing up a Will can be a very sensitive and uncomfortable subject but as death is inevitable, it is always better to be prepared. As a legal document expressing your last wishes, a Will may well be the most important ...
Read More »

  

What will Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2020 Medium Term budget offer?

South Africa's economic recovery plan The plan is aimed at fast-tracking the recovery of the economy from the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines government's plan to revive the ...
Read More »

 

More News »

Image

Healthcare »

Image

Investment »

Image

Retirement »

Image

Short-term »

Advertise Here
Advertise Here

From The Glossary »

Icon

Risk Management:

Procedure to minimise the possibility of loss.
More Definitions »

 

Advertise

 

eZine

 

Contact IG

 

Media Pack

 

RSS Feeds

By using this website you agree to the Terms of Use.
Copyright © Insurance Gateway (Pty) Ltd 2004 - 2020. All Rights Reserved.