Career, Calling & Composure




THIS IS IT! Today is the LAST DAY to apply for the upcoming Summer Session of the 4word: Mentor Program! 


At 4word, we are all about equipping professionals with the resources and knowledge that they need. One of the ways we do that is through the 4word: Mentor Program! We meticulously pair mentees with qualified mentors who will guide them through a 10-week session of identifying and pursuing their career, personal, and spiritual goals.

Take the next step in your career journey and apply for the upcoming Summer Session of the 4word: Mentor Program today! (4word: Member Insiders, remember that your membership gets you a 15% discount off the program fee!)




What You Missed


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Summer Space Invaders

Summer is here and so are the space invaders! No, not aliens. Our children, out of school for the summer are now invading our home offices. How do we keep them occupied? 4word COO, Sandra Crawford Williamson, shares tips and tricks for keeping the space invaders at bay and giving us all a great summer.


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Let Her Nudge You!

Mentorship is one of the foundational passions of 4word. Our Summer Session is approaching, so we spoke with a recent pair, Mentor, Pat Myers, and her Mentee, Kelley Molen, so you can read first hand about their experience in our 4word: Mentor Program and what it did for them.




Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: Energy Future Holdings Corp.

Location: Dallas, TX

A Dallas-based, privately held energy company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy companies. TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor, EFH’s primary businesses, serve the high-growth Texas electricity market, which is one of world’s largest and among the nation’s most successful competitive markets.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board (login today to view more!)

Job #1: Senior Tax Analyst
Energy Future Holdings – Dallas, TX
This direct entry exempt position requires a working knowledge of tax concepts, practices, and procedures and specialized knowledge of state and federal income tax laws.

Requirements: 3 to 5+ years of relevant experience and Big 4 accounting firm experience strongly preferred; Bachelors degree, and more.

Job #2: Marketing Manager
Today’s Christian Woman
The Marketing Manager for the Today’s Christian Woman team will work closely with the marketing, design and marketing operations teams to improve circulation strategy and site conversion. This role will include project management for key initiatives, product development and income/expense analysis. The ideal person will have an understanding of digital and print marketing strategy, excellent written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Requirements: 5+ years experience with editorial, web production or direct marketing work, preferable in online, magazine or book publishing; undergraduate degree; strong written and oral communications skills and more.

Job #3: Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf
The CEO will lead the Council to provide Girl Scouting’s pre-eminent programming to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills and will act in partnership with the Board of Directors and capitalize on that collaboration to elevate the outcomes of all aspects of council functions. The CEO will provide leadership for the corporate tactical planning process by directing the formulation, integration, and implementation of short-term, mid-term, and long range operating objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s strategic plan.






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WHAT 9/11 TAUGHT ME: Sandra Crawford Williamson was featured on the Eternal Leadership podcast and discussed assessing whether your personal success metrics are accurate, how to connect to your true self, and the impact her harrowing experiences on 9/11 had on her life and future.




CHOOSE BETWEEN CAREER AND CALLING?: Pam Lau writes on the Institute for Faith, Works & Economics blog to discuss how women today are making choices between pursuing their career and pursuing their calling.



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SPONSORSHIP AND TALENT GAP: Diane Paddison was quoted in a recent article in The Leader Magazine, where she discussed her experience with sponsorship and mentorship and how women can benefit from both.





KEEP YOUR COMPOSURE: May Busch lists five ideas to help you keep your composure when faced with a situation that’s out of your control.





WORK-LIFE BALANCE GETTING HARDER: Jessica Stillman writes on Inc. about how a recent survey revealed that finding the correct balance between life in the office and life at home is becoming harder, especially for Millennials. Do you agree?





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



When it came time to prepare a Father/Daughter dance for his daughter’s wedding, Jim Mickunas knew that the traditional dance just wouldn’t cut it for his special bond with his special daughter. What he came up with instead has gone viral.



A Pinterest Find


Looking to go gluten-free, whether for health reason or a desire to eat healthier? We found five tips to help you make the transition into the gluten-free world!



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4w_LI_974x330_member4Become a 4word: Member Insider today!

Join the 4word Membership Program today for exclusive access to our Job Connections Board featuring open positions in companies across the country. As a 4word: Member Insider, you will also receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide. Click here to sign up today!



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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

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