Lists, Leadership & Letting Go




TODAY is the last day to apply for the upcoming
4word Mentor Program session!

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 1.55.17 PMWe know the 4word Mentor Program is a life-changing 10-week experience in which every professional Christian woman should take part. But don’t take our word for it! Hear from one of our mentors:

“The 4word Mentor Program is a critical platform to any woman who wants to take her career, family and faith to the next level in life. There is so much rich knowledge shared and learned about progressive work-life balance strategies to help women succeed regardless of their current situation in life. If you believe this type of mentorship and community can be of value to you in life, then 4word is for you!” – Rhonda Gaines, Mentor

Ready to join the 4word Mentor Program? Click here to apply!



What You Missed


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How to Have Foolproof Mentoring

Here at 4word, we spend a lot of time considering what good mentorship looks like, and this week, Diane Paddison has some counsel for the mentors! With the first 4word: Mentor Program session of 2017 just around the corner, take time to think through what it means to be a good mentor today.


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Losing 120 Pounds, Through God Changing My Heart

Lisa Kilgore was in college when she realized her “freshman 15” might be something more. When she reached her late 30s and was well over 200 pounds, she decided it was time to make a change that would not only affect the numbers on the scale, but also affect her heart and mind.




Thank You To Our Sponsors!


We would like to thank our “That’s What Love Is 4” Gala and Celebration Dinner sponsors

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
Stewart Title
Sue Sullins, Brenda Teele & Wendy Whiteman


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

Event Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsors
Global Media Outreach
Kathryn and Gerald Tack

Host Sponsors
Abstract Construction
Beck Construction
Buckner International
Patricia Myers
Texas Floor Covering
The Richards Group



Top Three




Take Notice



Is Financial Independence Biblical?: Gisle Sorli with the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics examines whether or not Christians should be pursuing financial independence.









The 9 Things You Need to Let Go of For Success in 2017Amna Shamim with Entrepreneur has some bad habits you need to ditch if you want to be successful this year.









12 Great Places to Go In 2017Stirling Kelso with Money lists twelve places to visit this year, and he’s even organized them by cheapest time of the year to travel.







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: PennWell
Location: 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.

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


Job #1: Accountant/Office Manager
Undisclosed – Richardson, TX
A growing company is seeking an Accountant/Office Manager to perform the daily financial duties using Quickbooks, payroll and data entry. The Office Manager will also be responsible for coordinating team events, have a strong attention to detail as well as be an independent/self starter.

Job #2: Digital Specialist
PennWell – Tulsa, OK
The Digital Specialist is responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing initiatives on behalf of our clients. This includes a mix of traditional and digital marketing strategies. The Digital Marketing Specialist will be part of our Marketing Solutions team that provides marketing expertise to a wide range of clients in multiple industries.

Job #3: Strategic Sales Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN
Comdata is seeking a Strategic Sales Specialist to join our Corporate Payments sales team. The Strategic Sales Specialist drives sales by communicating, primarily by phone, with existing customers as well as new prospects. This individual also works directly with team members in the field providing support through administrative duties.





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