In August 2013, the Old Mutual Women's Network (OWN) was launched, to be strongly aligned with Old Mutual's brand promise of enabling positive futures. This interactive platform allows people to share, connect and create meaningful relationships with one another as they grow and continue to do great things. Old Mutual is a global company, and has recently been certified as the Best Company to Work For by Deloitte in South Africa.
At the OWN launch event (pictured), the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Anisha Archary (OMEM HR Director) emphasised the nature of the ever-evolving and significant role played by women in the workplace and in the home. This event was followed by lunchtime chats hosted by women in leadership positions. A subsequent session took place in September; and focused on financial education where members shared personal experiences on financial planning.
OWN is strongly anchored on Old Mutual's Employee Value Proposition (EVP), which allows individuals to conduct conversations on various topics such as career development, financial independence, leadership and culture; amongst others. Discussions are currently ongoing via the interactive OWN portal on the intranet. Currently this network is mainly accessible to South African members, but plans are underway to make it available to all Old Mutual employees in Africa, Colombia and Mexico.