Diane Paddison – Part 1

Welcome to the brand-new 4word podcast: Driven 4word: Influential Leaders Powered By God’s Will. Join us each month as we share the life story of an influential leader who humbled themselves to God’s plan for their life and embarked on a journey that only He could orchestrate.

To kick off the podcast, we sat down with our founder, Diane Paddison, to learn about her childhood growing up on a farm in Oregon, earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, and ultimately building a successful—and fulfilling—career that brought her to the perfect moment in time to found 4word.

Listen to the first part of Diane’s story below, then jump over to Part 2 here!

Diane Paddison, 4word Founder and Executive Director, is a Harvard MBA, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies, CBRE and ProLogis, and one Fortune 1000 company, Trammell Crow Company, and serves as an independent director for two corporate and four not-for-profit boards. 

Diane is a leading advocate for Christian women in the workplace. Diane published Work, Love, Pray in 2011, and Be Refreshed . . . a year of devotions for women in the workplace in 2017, laying the foundation for 4word.

She authors weekly posts at 4wordwomen.org and is a featured columnist for The Washington Times and the 4word Mentor Program has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.

Diane and her husband, Chris, have four children and two grandchildren and live in Dallas, Texas.