9/11, Nerves & Failures



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Have you been impacted by 4word? Pay it forward to other women who desire connection, support, and mentorship.

Mark your calendar for September 17 (one day only!) to visit the Giving Day website and your tax-deductible gift will DOUBLE to help 4word launch new groups in cities across the US and continue to build our programs so we can serve more women in the years to come.

4word will acknowledge your gift by mentioning you on a 4word digital property, and for any gifts over $100, we will send you a copy of Work, Love, Pray as a token of our gratitude.

Mark your calendars for September 17 and
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What You Missed


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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In this week’s blog, Diane Paddison shares candidly about struggling with her daughter’s debilitating sickness in recent months and how she has wrestled with God for answers.


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Gender Identity in the Church

Author and speaker, Carolyn Custis James, believes that men are facing a similar gender debate in our world, both in and outside of the church, a topic on which she focuses in her latest book, Malestrom. Read our interview with her and enjoy an excerpt from her book at the end of the interview.






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 hello@4wordwomen.org to begin the application process.

Featured Company: Today’s Christian Woman

Location: Carol Stream, IL

Today’s Christian Woman produces a magazine and web content for Christian women on faith, family, marriage, relationships, parenting, careers, and more.

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

Job #1: Front End Developer
Today’s Christian Woman – Carol Stream, IL
Write and deploy JavaScript and other related front-end code, oversee JavaScript code libraries, review JavaScript code written by other developers, train other developers.

Job #2: Marketing Specialist
CBRE – St. Louis, MO 

Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for assigned products and services for one or more areas, product lines, or market segments.







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!



Top Three





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WHAT 9/11 MEANS TO ME: On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we revisit the story of our COO, Sandra Crawford Williamson, and how her survival of the New York City attacks altered her professional and personal life forever.





FAILURES MEAN NOTHING TO GOD: Diane Paddison shares her story with the Halftime Institute of transitioning from COO of a Fortune 500 company (with a crumbling personal life) to founding and leading 4word and pursuing her God-given skills and passions.




WHAT GREAT LEADERS NEVER SAY: Lolly Daskal with Inc. lists seven phrases successful leaders will never be caught uttering.





LESSONS FROM BILLIONAIRE MENTORS: Charles Michael Yim writes on Entrepreneur and analyzes five business lessons from billionaire mentors from which any professional could learn.




WHY IS AMERICA AFRAID TO VACATION?: Jana Kasperkevic writes on MSN News about what is causing Americans to neglect their earned (and much-needed) vacation time and instead continue to slave away at the office.




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



First dates are always a little nerve wracking. You want to make a good first impression, and one way women do that is by looking their absolute best. Watch what happens when these women put their “first date looks” in the hands of young girls who are more than willing to share their advice with these women as they prepare for their nights out.



A Pinterest Find


Cold and flu season is just around the corner (*groan*), so we thought this recipe for Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea was one everyone should have ready to go at the first sign of a ticklish throat this fall and winter!



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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 http://smile.amazon.com/. It’s that simple.

Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!