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The 1st for Women blog offers fabulous tidbits on all things wonderful and interesting - from the art of packing light (it can be done!), to a few delicious snacks and how to make them. Of course we’ll also be updating you on the latest 1st for Women offerings, and adding in a few insurance morsels that’ll keep you informed and make it easy for you to understand what you’re insured for and what needs extra cover with care.


Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In Women’s Month, South Africa commemorates the actions of the women who, on 9 August 1956, marched on the Union Buildings to protest the pass laws of the apartheid government. Every year, we celebrate those everyday women, who, through their convictions and their actions became heroes. While there are many battles for equality, freedom and justice still to be won, we often forget the many ways in which all women are heroes every day. This blog is dedicated to all the heroes who walk among us...

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It takes a whole lot of courage to be a mom in the modern world. Once you have a child, you’ve dedicated yourself to a life of uplifting another human being, no matter what age your child is. You feed and hold them as babies; you work hard to provide them with an education when they’re growing up, you hug them through their first heart breaks, you take out life insurance so that should something happen to you, they will be taken care of, all while giving them every ounce of love you have in...

Posted on: Thursday, August 13, 2015

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by those you did. ” Mark Twain If anything, we would all like to be recognised for doing excellent work and be rewarded for it. However, sometimes being noticed is difficult as the working world is becoming more and more competitive. Having courage at work is beneficial for numerous reasons. It allows you to build self-confidence as well as motivates you to take calculated risks. It also gives you an...

Posted on: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Since August is women’s month, it is fitting that some amazing South African women who are doing great things in and around their communities are showcased, not only for the benefit of women, but for the community at large. Many of these women come from everyday backgrounds and have started their careers from the ground up, persevering and working hard to be where they are today: Jane Raphaely To many she is the powerful MD of Associated Magazines, the publishing doyenne of South Africa’s top...

Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

You’ve read the décor magazines, you’ve browsed the best homeware shops and you’ve checked out the DIY aisles at your local hardware store. You’re just about ready to embark on a massive home renovation. However, these kinds of projects can often go awry. The keys to a successful home improvement project are careful planning and the right people. With that winning combination, you’ll be on your way to renovation success. Here are the steps you should take before you start your project. 1.  Dr...

Posted on: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Whether you are starting a new job, moving to your own place or just changing your hairstyle, your life does not stand still for a moment! At 1st for Women we are proud to be able to support you every step of the way with the quality insurance products and fab benefits you have come to expect from us. Find out more, right here!   New car Nothing beats the thrill of sliding behind the wheel of your new car! You know that she needs comprehensive vehicle insurance , and for complete motoring pea...

Posted on: Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The sudden onslaught of homework, studying and projects when our children start primary school is a large source of pain for most parents. We are responsible for helping them to do well academically, but with today’s hurried lifestyle, fitting another task into our already-stretched-thin evenings can feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no way around it. Homework is almost as inevitable as death and taxes. The best thing you can do for you and your child is establish good study habits...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A long daily commute is often mind-numbingly unproductive and a waste of time. If your daily road trip were meditative or relaxing, you could at least say you were getting something out of it, but instead you are probably stressed and angry as you push your way through traffic. Don’t despair. With a little creativity you can use your time in the car to do your mind (and even your body) some good. Here are five things that you can do with half an hour twice a day from the comfort of your own (...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Women’s position in society has changed remarkably over the last five decades. The era of modernization – and the rise of women economic empowerment – gave women the opportunity to leave the domestic space and enter the corporate world.  Today, more and more women occupy jobs traditionally associated with men, with some even becoming sole breadwinners in their household. The labour force, however, still shows inequalities today.  Statistics by the United States Department of Labour indicate t...

Posted on: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

In a 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women’s Report, it was revealed that sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of women wanting to start a business, with 51% intending to become entrepreneurs in the next three years. Of course, intention doesn’t always lead to the realisation of a dream, and many women entrepreneurs face numerous challenges as they take the first steps to starting a business of their own. Becoming an entrepreneur takes guts, determination and support. While the...

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