Macy’s, Marriage, and Mistakes in this week’s Friday Faves!


20 days left ’til Christmas! Have you shopped 4word’s online store yet?


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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 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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5 Ways to Navigate the Winding Path

Life’s journey takes all of us on unexpected turns. Here are 5 tips to help you handle every bump and twist in the road.


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From Privilege to Orphanage

Has your life ever taken an abrupt u-turn? That’s what happened to Akola Project founder Brittany Merrill Underwood nearly 10 years ago. Learn more about the amazing impact she’s made since then and browse Akola’s Purchase with Purpose products in the 4word store.


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This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured Tanya Hart Little, CEO of Hart Advisors Group, speaking about her experience as a mentor and offering her 3 mentoring tips.




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MAKE 2015 THE YEAR OF THE 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!




DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF: May Busch encourages us to stop allowing the “small stuff” to get to us and to focus instead on learning how to “reframe.”




CATCH THE GOOD FISH: Christy Wright talks about how hiring the right people for your business really hinges on you.



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


Do you feel like your job title is just the beginning of your job description? Sure, you might be CFO for your company, but you’re also “school run driver”, “costume designer”, and “full-time housekeeper.” Ivanka Trump introduces her initiative #WomenWhoWork to celebrate women in all aspects of their lives.


A Pinterest Find


Looking for a simple but sweet teacher Christmas gift idea? Try this adorable Hot Cocoa Kit!



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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.


Shop on Amazon AND 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, do your normal Amazon shopping on, 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!


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