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4word Turns Five!

4word recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary, so we asked our founder, Diane Paddison, to share why she started 4word and her hopes and dreams for the future. ------ 4word: What inspired you to found 4word? What was the initial response from others when you told them about 4word?… Read More

Achieve Your Full Potential

Mentorship is something with which I have been privileged to be involved, both as a mentor and a mentee. With our next 4word Mentor Program session coming up in a few weeks, I wanted to share with you the story of one of my long time friends and… Read More

Wasted In The Workplace

A few weeks ago I had the chance to ask Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria about the continuing inequalities many women experience at work. In response, he noted that "Since 54% of college graduates are women, it is a waste of a valuable resource not to have… Read More

Cross the Gender Line: My Male Mentee

What kind of impact can mentoring really have on your career? Is it really so important to have that relationship, or can you excel without it? We asked these questions to Craig Robinson, president of the United States division of Colliers International and long time friend and mentee… Read More