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Happy Black Friday!



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What You Missed


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Do You Believe in Miracles? … A Thanksgiving Message

Diane Paddison reflects on the miracles we’ve experienced as an organization! Join us as we reflect on how God has grown 4word, impacted the lives of women globally and continues to open unexpected doors to serve His Kingdom!


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Get Ready for Thanksgiving

To help prepare you for Thanksgiving, the 4word team shared some helpful blogs on gratitude and thankfulness!


Mentoring Monday radio show

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This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured Megan Weinkauf.


Thank You To Our Sponsors!


We would like to thank our “That’s What Love Is 4” Gala and Celebration Dinner underwriters to-date:

Amethyst Sponsor
Lisa and Clay Cooley

Ruby Sponsors
Lisa and Kenny Troutt
Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
April and Mark Anthony
Reliant at Home

Topaz Sponsors
Erin and Bob Botsford
Lucy Buchanan
Chartwell Partners
Ka and LL Cotter & Kathyrn and David Waldrep
Melisa and JF Denis
Gemini Rosemont & Jones Day
Marci and Stan Johnson
Patricia and Lou Myers
Diane and Chris Paddison
Pickens Ridnour, LP & Trocchio Advantage
Locke Lord, LLP
Tandy and Lee Roy Mitchell
Cindy Brinker Simmons
Sue Sullins, Brenda Teele & Wendy Whiteman


We would also like to thank our “That’s What Love is 4” Awards Luncheon and Celebration underwriters to-date:

Event Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsors
Kathryn and Gerald Tack

Host Sponsors
Patricia Myers



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WE’LL MISS YOU, LORI!: Please join us in thanking Lori Berry, 4word’s Director of Local Groups & Operations, as she transitions on to the next chapter in her career! We have benefitted greatly from Lori’s time with us and can’t wait to see what God has in store for her. Thank you, Lori!








INTENTIONAL GRATITUDE: Molly Fletcher stresses the importance of being grateful all year, not just on Thanksgiving.









START BETTER CONVERSATIONS: Lauren Covello with Entrepreneur suggests that rather than beginning conversations with “How are you?,” you should use this starter instead.








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.






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: UCSF Benioff – Children’s Hospital
Location: San Francisco, CA
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care.

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


Job #1: Director of Payroll
USCF Benioff – Children’s Hospital – Oakland, CA
The Payroll Director reports to the Controller and is responsible for the leadership of the entire payroll function in a complex unionized environment with an estimated gross annual payroll of $200 million.

Job #2: Account Development Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN
Comdata is looking for an Account Development Specialist – Corporate Payments, to become an expert on generating, prospecting, and qualifying leads that drive opportunities for the strategic sales team. This is a very important entry level sales position for a motivated and ambitious person who is interested in developing a sales career in technology and financial services.

Job #3: Graphic Design Lead
PennWell – Tulsa, OK
PennWell Corporation is a cutting-edge media and events company responsible for covering a variety of industries where decision-makers across the world look first to gain the leading edge in their markets. With a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, PennWell values exceptional performance and recognizes the outstanding people who work together to make success happen. PennWell offers a comprehensive benefit and compensation package as well as a friendly and integrated culture with a business casual work environment.




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