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Insurance Business | 24 Nov 2014, 12:17 p.m. Agree 0
These are three of the tongue-in-cheek principles behind an informal group being set up for women in the NZ insurance industry.
  • Boomer | 24 Nov 2014, 12:54 p.m. Agree 0
    Spare me days! I remember when the sheilas knew their place. Shorthand typing and making the tea. What the hell
    is the world coming to?
  • Reality | 24 Nov 2014, 01:01 p.m. Agree 0
    I'm reading this but I'm really thinking of Al Bundy's "NO-MAM" T-Shirt.
  • not the normal lady | 24 Nov 2014, 01:11 p.m. Agree 0
    Boomer??? TROLL MUCH????
  • Concerned | 24 Nov 2014, 01:33 p.m. Agree 0
    Re Boomer: I hope that was a joke
  • Boomer | 24 Nov 2014, 03:02 p.m. Agree 0
    Well I did read "We haven't lost our sense of humour" ... so I thought I'd better just check that!!!! Haha.

    In actual fact, I think the NTB Club is great but the NZ Insurance industry glass ceiling got busted a few years ago now. I guess there's still a way to go tho.
  • Buster | 24 Nov 2014, 03:34 p.m. Agree 0
    Strip Club? Are these women still in the eighties? More likely to end up at home with a cup of cocoa these days...
  • A Boy | 25 Nov 2014, 12:15 p.m. Agree 0
    Stripclub? Sure, we may joke about it, but really, we are going to go to a bar, or go home.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street | 25 Nov 2014, 02:27 p.m. Agree 0
    What's wrong with strip clubs?
  • Ummm | 26 Nov 2014, 11:49 a.m. Agree 0
    I'm a woman and have to wonder about the huge outcry if the guys set up a NTGC!
    Men, it's time you also stood up for yourselves
  • Buster | 27 Nov 2014, 12:14 p.m. Agree 0
    The first rule of NTGC is never talk about NTGC.

    Darn...
  • Message to Boomer | 27 Nov 2014, 03:03 p.m. Agree 0
    You are a brave man. As a member of the NTBC, I am sure they would love to have you as a member and will take you to a strip club if that would persuade you to join.
  • Boomer | 28 Nov 2014, 09:41 a.m. Agree 0
    Tempting ... but I am not sure my pacemaker would stand the excitement!
  • A Boy | 28 Nov 2014, 11:26 a.m. Agree 0
    Hell - I'll join as a man if we go to the strips.
  • Message to Ummm | 28 Nov 2014, 05:14 p.m. Agree 0
    I agree there would be an outcry if the boys officially set up a NFGC, however, it has been an unofficial club for years!

    Just observe their behaviour more closely, they congregate more often, and while doing so they network, doing deals, plot take-overs, secure their next roles, so on and so forth!

    It works and it’s great! For all the great things that we women bring to this industry, this is one area the men have it over us, we are not as adept at this as they are. We don’t support each other as well, maybe because as individuals we are so focussed on achieving a level of status for ourselves, and we often feel guilty when simply ‘socialising’ if there is no justifiable reason to do so – the men do not suffer this same affliction!

    It’s telling that we need to set up a club to achieve what comes so naturally to men! The men of our industry should take is as a compliment!

    Go for it ladies, provided this never turns into a male bashing club you have my support
  • Ummm | 01 Dec 2014, 09:12 a.m. Agree 0
    Thanks for the message - I agree with you sentiments 100% and hopefully this will be the outcome of the NTBC.
  • Message to Boomer | 01 Dec 2014, 01:47 p.m. Agree 0
    Mate - I don't know which country you live in but the glass ceiling is still alive and untracked in NZ. Just because there are a couple of senior women in the industry does not mean it is any easier for womem today than it was 10 or even 20 years ago
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