Category: career

To Celebrate International Women’s day, I talked to Kirshni Totaram, Global Head of Institutional Business at Coronation and boy is she a powerhouse! She is a CFA charter holder and a qualified Actuary.

 

Kirshni’s background

Kirshni grew up with a single mom and money was always tight, but thankfully, she was very good at Maths. Her guidance counsellor advised her to further her studies in Actuarial Science…because naturally that’s what you study when you are good with Maths,

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Gugu is a Senior Anchor on CNBC Africa and Presenter of Kaya FM’s prime time business show, Kaya Bizz. Gugulethu also serves as a Conference Chair, Panel Discussion Moderator and Programme Director at various industry gatherings that impact the business and investment landscape.

Having cut her teeth at Moneyweb, she worked for institutions like Talk Radio 702, SA FM, Lotus FM and the City Press Newspaper. Gugu has has gained a wealth of experience in Financial Journalism through Radio,

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“Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.” -John F. Kennedy

 

So let’s say you are accepting a new job or a promotion, your first instinct is to focus on the salary only right? It is a mistake many people make, especially women since they hardly negotiate their salaries. While yes, the goal is to increase your take home, there are other benefits you can negotiate with your employer that will in the long run leave you richer.

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