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American Woman

Have you taken time to really consider what it means to be free lately? Lori Berry reflects on how far we’ve come in achieving liberties to work, worship, and live according to our faith and values.


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Shark Tank Entrepreneur’s Tips for Taking a Break

Wondering if your work/life balance is a little off kilter? Melissa Hinnant, entrepreneur and founder of Grace and Lace (featured on Shark Tank), speaks with us about when she knew it was time to take a break and let her mind turn off.






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: Southwest Airlines

Location: Dallas, TX

Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded.
Named Top Airline Employer and one of the Top 20 America’s Best Employers of 2015 by Forbes, Southwest Airlines sees its people as its greatest strength. The company prides itself in the diversity of ideas, knowledge, and actions, which has made it the only consistently profitable airline in the world and which helped create the powerful corporate culture for which Southwest Airlines is known.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Sr. Director – Operations Research, Performance and Planning (Revenue Management)
Southwest AirlinesDallas, TX
Southwest Airlines is seeking a Servant Leader to join the Commercial Leadership team in our Revenue Management Department. The successful candidate will be co-responsible for driving optimal revenue performance and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Revenue Management Operations Research and Performance & Planning, and the Business Decision Support (BDS) teams. He or she will also be responsible for the performance of and development of Revenue Management Tools and Technology as well as for providing accurate insights on our current and future revenue performance and trends, as well as providing other VP and department support.

Job #2: Branch Director
Encompass Home Health & Hospice – Denton, TX
Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”, is seeking a Branch Director to supervise the clinical operations of a team of field staff and report directly to the Agency Administrator.

Internship Opportunities
4word – Dallas, TX – Virtual
4word has immediate openings for several internship positions! These positions would be ideal for female college students majoring in business, communications or related field, who would like to begin connecting and networking with professionals of faith and gain experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising with a non-profit. Internships are unpaid and require an average 10 hour per week time commitment.








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Take Notice



SHOULD YOU TAKE THAT NEW JOB?: May Busch has a list of five questions/thoughts you should consider when presented with the opportunity to move on to your next job.






LEAD LIKE JESUS: Diane Paddison writes on Today’s Christian Woman and shares five leadership insights we can glean from Jesus’s ministry.







PAT SUMMITT’S LEGENDARY LEADERSHIP: Molly Fletcher pens a tribute to the late women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and outlines five of Pat’s core values.







HOW TO KEEP EMPLOYEES OFF THEIR PHONES: Andre Lavoie with Entrepreneur offers four ways managers can work to ensure their employees stay focused on work, not their smartphones.







STARBUCKS TO UP THEIR PRICES NEXT WEEK: Melissa Chan with Time investigates Starbucks’s planned price hike starting July 12.







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



Watch one woman take an unconventional route to spending the rest of her life with the love of her life.





A Pinterest Find




A summer salad that doubles as a dip? Count us in!






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