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Find a 4word: Local Group near you and get connected with your 4word community!


4word: Local Groups are an excellent way to see and take part in 4word’s mission of connecting professional Christian women everywhere. Local Groups typically meet monthly at times and locations convenient for their working women members, and provide you with a connection to women just like you living in your city.

Click here to see if your city offers a 4word: Local Group. If you don’t see your city and want to start a 4word: Local Group in your community, click here!



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What Does Your Confidence Look Like?

How much do you depend on how you look to give you confidence? Sometimes what we think of as “armor” is really just masking our strength. Diane Paddison discusses what makes a bigger impression in the workplace than your appearance.


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When Family Finds You: Meet 4word’s NEW Chair of the Board

Meet 4word’s NEW Chair of the Board, Kelly McDermott, and find out who she is and the dreams behind her titles.


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This week on Mentoring Monday, Rick Tocquigny spoke with April Swaine, who discussed the benefits of FFF, Forced Female Fellowship, and three myths of mentoring.





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: CBRE

Location: Los Angeles, CA

CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors, and occupiers.

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

Job #1: Sales Analyst
 – Los Angeles, CA
Provides analysis support, proactively manages data and data sources, prepares periodic reports on key company metrics including local market activity.

Job #2: Marketing and Events Coordinator
Children’s Cancer Fund – Dallas, TX 

Children’s Cancer Fund (CCF) is seeking a full-time employee to serve as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. The job description includes event planning, marketing, public relations, social media and office management.

Job #3: Area Manager, Operations
Amazon Fulfillment
As an Area Manager, you will have to opportunity to manage and develop your own team of associates, drive process change at the ground level of our fulfillment centers, and learn how the largest online retailer in the world runs its operations.






Expresit is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Expresit will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every feedback given with 4word as the affiliation (up to $5 per day!). Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Expresit app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!



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SET A REMINDER!: September 17, 2015, is the 4word Annual Giving Day! Make a donation to 4word to help support 4word programs like the 4word: Mentor Program, 4word: Local Groups, and more. There will be a 1:1 match (plus some) for donations of $50 or more. Please consider giving on September 17!


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WHY ARE WOMEN UNPLUGGING?: 4word COO, Sandra Crawford Williamson, spoke with John Ramstead and Steve Reiter on the Eternal Leadership podcast, and discussed exactly why today’s women are unplugging from their churches.



MEET EDITH STEIN: Elise Amyx writes on the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog about the late female activist Edith Stein (1891-1942), who had five “radical” points on women and work.




WANT FLEXIBILITY?: 4word founder Diane Paddison writes on the Halftime Institute blog about how you can get flexibility at work with one simple step.




HISTORY-MAKING FEMALE RANGERS: Daily Mail reports on two female soldiers who have made history by being the first females to complete the grueling Army Ranger school.



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



Even the classics need a refresh every now and then. Watch James Corden and Craig Robinson give a few timeless children’s songs a slight upgrade.



A Pinterest Find


Do you find yourself with leftover coffee that you just can’t bring yourself to dump down the drain? Well we have 16 ways to “recycle” that coffee that will make it good as new (if not better!).



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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!



Have You Set Up YOUR AmazonSmile?

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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

We all shop on Amazon. Now you can find the things you need AND make a donation to 4word, all at the same time! By using AmazonSmile, your shopping experience stays the same, but once you’ve completed your purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage of the final cost to 4word. Getting started is easy. Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting, then do your normal Amazon shopping on It’s that simple.

Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!