LinkedIn, Lammily, and Leftovers in This Week’s Friday Faves!


 Two Ways to Give Back to 4word!


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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

Planning to use Amazon? Want to donate to 4word but haven’t been able to yet? Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to us! It’s that easy. When you switch to the AmazonSmile side of Amazon, everything stays the same and you get to give back to 4word. Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!



Support 4word on #GivingTuesday!

The Christmas shopping season will officially begin with Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday. Participate in a different style of giving this year by participating with 4word in #GivingTuesday. Whether it is through our Donate page, by enrolling yourself and/or your friends in our 4word Membership Program, or shopping through our online store, please support us on December 2, 2014!



IMG_0550Let 4word Be Your Personal Shopper This Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t fret! Find fantastic gifts that your friends and family will love in the NEW online 4word Store…and support 4word along the way! With products from our Purchase with a Purpose partners like Akola Project, Nomi Network, and What’s In The Bible and our books for professional Christian women, you are bound to find the perfect gifts for the loved ones on your list!


What You Missed


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Determine Your Purpose

Remember: “purposeful” is not the same thing as “important.” Read Diane’s four steps to determining your purpose in this season of life.


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Buy Her Bag…..Not Her Body!

Can buying bags, clutches and t-shirts make a difference in a woman’s life? Thanks to Nomi Network, it can! Learn how in our interview with its founder, Diana Mao, and browse the “Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body” products in the 4word Store.


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This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured author and filmmaker Carolyn McCulley offering her mentoring tips.



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START THE NEW YEAR WITH A MENTOR!: The deadline to enroll for the next Mentor Program session is January 9, 2015. What better way to start the new year than with a mentor to help guide your career goals for 2015 and beyond. For more information on how to sign up, click here!




LINKEDIN: SALES TOOL?: Nikki Griggs writes on Autopilot about how much LinkedIn has changed sales and how you can (and should) be using it!




AVERAGE BARBIE: Natalie Matthews with Elle Magazine documents what a class of second graders thought of Lammily, a realistic “average” Barbie-type doll.



Team Monthly Favorites


Jordan JohnstoneEditor
Favorite: Chobani Greek Yogurt Flip 


I wanted a breakfast that had a lot of protein and calcium bot not a lot of calories. On a Sam’s Club trip, I found a case of 12 of these yogurts and decided to give them a try. They do not disappoint! They’re tasty, fill me up, and meet my nutritional requirements.


Sandra Crawford WilliamsonCOO
Favorite: Nomi Network Slogan Zip Tote



As a busy working mom that organizes her life with lots of Ziploc bags, these Nomi totes are fabulous! I love filling them with all sorts of stuff…..electronics to baby wipes…..and with the 7 color options, I can color code everything and then throw it all in my big purse…..and viola’ my “magic purse” hits the road.


Trina Lee, 4word Mentor Program Coordinator 
Favorite: Hot Tools Tourmaline Ionic® Professional Dryer

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I recently needed to replace my hair dryer and took a chance on spending more than I have in the past. I’ve used Hot Tools curling irons for over 15 years, but this was my first dryer from them. The product claims to reduce drying time up to 50% and I’ve found that to be the case. As someone who has long, thick hair, it used to take me a solid 20 minutes to dryer my hair and now I can dry my hair in about half that time, as long I’m distracted my multitasking and reading Twitter.


Katie Reiff, 4word Director of Local Groups & Development  
Favorite: The Hallmark Channel

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The Hallmark Channel is my favorite this Christmas season! It has a ton of cute, romantic, and heart-warming stories about the holiday. I enjoy curling up with hot tea on Sunday afternoons and watching one!



4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.


Video of the Week


This dad wanted nothing more than to give his 5-year-old son battling cancer a birthday to remember. We’d say he did a pretty awesome job!


A Pinterest Find


Do you have a fridge and freezer full of Thanksgiving leftovers? Here are 50 recipes to help make those leftovers into an all-new meal.



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Have you heard? 4word now has an exclusive Membership Program! Join today to receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide, PLUS direct access to our Job Connections Board, which gives you exclusive access to amazing job opportunities. In fact, RIGHT NOW there is a HUGE Chief Human Resource Officer position open at a faith-based nonprofit ministry that focuses on microfinance in the developing world. Global international experience and experience in leading an HR team are required. Join or email us at if you are interested.

A 4word Membership also makes an excellent Christmas gift for the professional Christian woman in your life. To gift a membership, simply enter the contact information of the person receiving the membership then enter your payment information at check out.


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