5 Ways To Rock Your (New) Job

There’s something distinctly uncomfortable about starting a new job, isn’t there? There are new people, new office dynamics, new routines and expectations, and of course, a new job to do. There’s a…

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The “Bad” Little Word You Need To Say More

No. There, I said it! It feels good to practice; maybe you should give it a try. Repeat after me: “No, I cannot attend this event.” “No, I cannot serve as room…

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What’s Missing From "What Works For Women at Work"

This week I read about a new book for professional women. It’s called, “What Works For Women at Work,” and it promises to provide women an “essential toolkit” for getting ahead at…

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4word’s 2013 Gifts that Give Back Guide

On Friday, we introduced our Gifts that Give Back Guide. Today, we want to give you a closer look at some of our featured products. It's our prayer that as you learn…

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Secretary to Senior Vice President in 20 Years

Meet Jeanette Flory, a portfolio manager at Bentall Kennedy in charge of $7.2 billion in assets. She’s had an amazing career trajectory: twenty years ago, she had just started in real estate…

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Facing our Challenges as Working Women

Karen Howells has worked as a leadership development consultant for 25 years and executive coach for more than 15 years. In that time, she’s learned a lot about the struggles particular to…

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Changing the Workplace with Faith Powered Profession

We are very excited to introduce you to Elizabeth Knox, author of Faith Powered Profession. Her new book, releasing September 1, is the sequel to Work, Love, Pray. Elizabeth shared with us…

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Facing Sexual Harassment at Work

Though professional women still have many obstacles in our way, we do have it easier now than the previous generation did. That is particularly true for women who worked in industries like…

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Making Space in the Church for Working Women

So often, we hear working women around the country lament that they cannot find a niche in their churches. Many of us here at 4word have felt the same, but we are…

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Support for Working Women Starts With You

Are you supporting other women at work? We can all do more to help support each other.  And we SHOULD do more!  First, because it’s the right thing to do; and second,…

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Equipping Women Leaders

She led a corporate career at companies like Booz and Exxon. She even taught in Beth Moore’s Sunday School class. Now, Anita Carman is the Founder and President of Inspire Women, a 501(c)…

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Embracing Plan C, and Other Wise Examples From Working Women of the Bible.

Expectations are tricky things, aren't they? Undoubtedly, setting some high expectations for yourself can be a positive motivating force in your life and your work. The apostle Paul used them to motivate…

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Becoming a Self-Assured, Assertive Business Woman

 On Monday, Diane blogged about setting career goals for the new year. One professional strength that most career women need to work on is being self-assured and assertive. So this week, we’re…

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Is This “The End of Men?” I Hope Not!

You hear a lot these days about how women can’t “get ahead,” but what if, amidst all the hand wringing, women are quietly doing just that? In her new book, “The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Handling Stress, the Qualities of a Good Husband and an Adorable Otter Video

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s your weekly serving of 4word’s favorites from around the blogosphere. Take Notice IF YOU MISSED IT: Diane’s Acton interview about “the big three for working women” was picked…

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Baby Batman, 10 Healthy Breakfasts and How to Handle Work Confrontations

Good morning, all! Here’s your weekly dose of 4word’s favorites from around the web. Take Notice SAVE: Sseko Designs’ discount is good through the end of July. Use coupon code “4word” for…

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Sheryl Sandberg, Fourth of July party foods and how to avoid a crisis at work

Happy Friday and happy second-to-last day of June to you all. Enjoy the latest 4word aggregate of stories, blog posts, news and humor from around the blogosphere for busy working women. Take…

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