Female, fearless and financially secure

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Female, fearless and financially secure

It is the end of August and we have seen South Africans celebrating women – the mothers, the wives and the sisters, but also the CEO’s, the entrepreneurs and the game-changers.

NNIB also want to celebrate the three fearless ladies that form part of our team. Amanda, Marietjie and Mekayle, thank you for being an integral part of our business.

Long gone are the days when women stayed home looking after the children while dad went off to climb the corporate ladder. According to the latest labour statistics as released earlier this month by Statistics South Africa, women accounted for 43,8% of total employment in the second quarter of 2018.

On top of that women occupy 32% of managerial positions in South Africa and even in parliament women are making their mark. South Africa is ranked as the tenth country in the world with the greatest number of females in parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, with just over four in every ten benches held by a woman.

This, of course, means that women often contribute just as much financially to the household as their male counterparts and in many cases are single parents or sole breadwinners. Life insurance, disability insurance, retirement annuities and pension funds are no longer men’s responsibility, but a vital part of working women’s careers.

Death or the loss of a loved one is something that most prefer not to think about and yet it is an integral part of life. In the same way, an unpredictable event could leave you unable to perform your occupation and earn an income. Even in households where there are two incomes, the loss of one of those incomes is enough to plunge you into financial trouble.

Ladies, you are already a force to be reckoned with, at home as well as the office. Make sure you are financially just as secure. At Northern Natal Insurance Brokers (NNIB) we have the experience and expertise to make sure you have the necessary protection in place no matter what comes your way, so you can focus on what’s really important to you.