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Finding Balance

Several weeks ago, we posted a set of mini interviews with some of our board members about what “having it all” means to them. Today, we’re following up with 4word CMO, Betsy Gray, on how she has learned to set boundaries and maintain balance between work, love and… Read More

We Are More Than The Mommy Track

There are a lot of people explaining the “can’ts” and “don’ts” of women in the workplace, but is all this negativity taking us anywhere? Last week the Economist magazine purported to explain “why more women don’t rise to the top of companies.” Two months ago, Ann-Marie Slaughter broke… Read More

The Mommy Track, the Mystery of Sleep and Lego-style Hunger Games

Goodbye August; hello September! As you enjoy one of your last few weekends of summer, here’s another serving of 4word’s “best of the web.” Take Notice READ: Tiger Woods on the inclusion of Condoleeza Rice in Augusta National. WATCH: The Illumination Project on September 7. It’s a free,… Read More

Overcoming Obstacles

Ladies, meet Jenna Quinn. A “triumphant survivor of sexual abuse,” Jenna knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. When she was 17, she was approached by the Dallas Morning News to be featured in an article just days after her molester was sentenced to 20 years in… Read More

Prayer and Healing

It’s been a rough couple of months. My Dad passed away in June, and shortly thereafter my daughter Annie came down with a mysterious illness. She was traveling in France at the time, and we now know that she picked up a bacterial infection that went misdiagnosed for… Read More

Watching the world change, part 2

Yesterday, we posted part one of our follow-up interview with Laura Rodriguez' mom, Judy. As promised, here's part two. -------------------- 4word: Laura also mentioned that in Houston "there was a significant judgment on women who didn't stay home." Can you tell us more about that? How did you… Read More

Watching the world change, Part 1

We’re following up last week’s interview of Laura Rodriguez by interviewing her mom, Judy Kauer, who has led a 30-year career in the business world. In the picture to the left, you see Judy (right), her mother Helen (center) and Laura – three generations of inspiring women! --------------------… Read More

Guest Post :: Joy Eggerichs :: One Online Dating Red Flag

A few weeks ago on 4word, Anna Minto shared how she successfully found love online. For a little different perspective this week, Joy Eggerichs addresses a reader’s reservations about taking a virtual relationship live on *** Ask Joy I have been talking to a guy from a… Read More

Has the world changed for working women?

Ladies, meet Laura Rodriguez, a fellow 4word woman and reader of Work, Love, Pray. Laura is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Management, and she now works at Barclays’ Investment Banking Division, covering the Commercial Real Estate sector. As you’ll read below, Laura notes similarities between… Read More

How To Deal When You’re In Over Your Head At Work.

Feeling like you’re in over your head? It can be daunting to face a project that seems beyond your skill level or experience. But if handled well, such assignments present a great opportunity to expand your skills and establish a strong reputation at work. Of course, accepting a… Read More

Using Your Gifts for His Glory

As Diane mentioned on Monday, her friend Lopez Lomong runs in the 5000m qualifier for the London Olympics today. We hope you’ll be cheering on Lopez during the broadcast tonight. In the meantime, we snagged an interview with a mutual friend, Steve Haas, who worked with Lopez to… Read More

Lopez Lomong: Praying for Golden Opportunities

If you pray for God to use you in whatever way He desires, and you act on the opportunities He presents, you may see results beyond your imagination. My friend Lopez Lomong was born in South Sudan in the midst of war. At the age of 6, he… Read More

Is a Job just a Job?, Olympics, Starry Night and Boardroom Body Language

Welcome to August! Here’s another round up of 4word’s favorites from around the blogosphere. Take Notice WOW: Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong “retired” from professional cycling in 2009. But this year, even though she has a 22-month-old son, she got on the bicycle seat and won another gold… Read More

In Love, and Out-Earning Him

According to the Wall Street Journal last week, around 40% of American women serve as the primary breadwinner for their families, in some cases leading to significant marital strife.  For most of my working life, I was part of that 40%. And I’ve seen the breadwinner role from… Read More

Surviving Stressors (Yes, Even Layoffs)

This week, we spoke to former pharmaceutical sales woman, Sarah Martin, about her experience surviving a recent layoff. Now, Sarah’s days are devoted to encouraging women to LIVE OUT! the Kingship of Christ in everyday life. You can read more from Sarah at -------------------- 4word: How did… Read More

Pregnant, Working, and CEO

Should a pregnant CEO be such a big deal? Last week, former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as the CEO of Yahoo!, Inc. Mayer is young (37 years old), and her appointment brings the number of Fortune 500 female CEOs to just 20. As if that weren’t… Read More