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Living R.I.C.H.

As women, we often face various hurdles in the workplace, but the most common adversary professional women face is the gender gap. Dina Dwyer-Owens, former CEO of The Dwyer Group, was raised by her entrepreneurial father to work hard and achieve her dreams, regardless of her gender. Now… Read More

Equality, Efficiency & Easter

Hop On Over to The 4word Store To Fill Up This Year's Easter Baskets!  Helping out the Easter bunny this year? The 4word Store has Easter basket goodies for the whole family! Choose a one-of-a-kind treasure from our Purchase with a Purpose partners like Akola Project, Nomi… Read More

Mentorship: A TEAM Effort

Who do you tend to go to first when you need advice on something? A spouse, a parent, a sibling? Maybe a co-worker or close friend? While these people fall into the category of confidante, would you believe that they could also be categorized as mentors? Elizabeth Knox,… Read More

Leaders ALWAYS Have Mentors

Being a leader, whether in your career or your personal life, is something that most people would say they aspire to. What is an indispensable part of every great leader’s development? Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly The Peter F. Drucker Foundation… Read More

Success = Support

"You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support." - Sabrina Bryan When anyone talks about succeeding, you will always hear mention of the importance of being passionate about what you do, keeping a clear vision for what you… Read More

Single But Not Alone

Not having a "special someone" may not be your choice, especially around Valentine's Day. So how can you deal with it? We spoke with Jennifer Howell Spaulding, a 4word woman who lived with a deep unmet desire for a life partner for many years. Jennifer's story is one… Read More

Want a Promotion? LinkedIn Says "Get a Mentor"

At 4word, we believe that one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career comes through a mentoring relationship. As you are navigating and evaluating life and career goals, the advice and guidance of someone who has been on the same path as you… Read More

Bridging the Generation Gap:: Embracing Mentorship

Generation X. Baby boomers. The Greatest Generation. Millennials. The differences between our generations are subtle, yet simultaneously profound. With each new cultural shift, comes new perspectives of life, work, and faith, and one 4word woman wants to tap into those differences. Joy Eggerichs has spent several years developing… Read More

Celebrating You :: International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Never heard of it? International Women’s Day is a special day set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of women, while identifying areas of needed improvement in opportunity and equality. Here’s what the United Nations has to say about this special day. To celebrate, we… Read More

Some Practical Thoughts on Professional Success.

Want to distinguish yourself at work? Good! Just because “work” isn’t the very highest priority of us Christian professionals doesn’t mean that we aren’t called to do it well.  God calls us to excellence in all things, including our professional lives:  whatever you do, work at it with… Read More