13 days left ’til Christmas! Have you shopped 4word’s online store yet?
Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t fret! Find fantastic gifts that your friends and family will love in the NEW online 4word Store…and support 4word along the way! With products from our Purchase with Purpose partners like Akola Project, Nomi Network, and What’s In The Bible and our books for professional Christian women, you are bound to find the perfect gifts for the loved ones on your list!
What You Missed
Many women feel isolated at work. If that’s your situation, we’ve got some tips to help you build genuine friendships in your workplace.
They say “when one door closes, another opens.” Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, knows exactly what this feels like. Read what he learned on the road from veggies to bankruptcy to Jellyfish Labs, his new company, and shop Jellyfish Labs’ Purchase with Purpose products in the 4word store.
Have you signed up for Goodsnitch yet? Well, we’ve made it simple for you. Click one of the buttons on the left to download the Goodsnitch app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, then start honoring heroes like your son’s favorite teacher or your pioneering CEO. For every app downloaded with 4word as the affiliation, 4word will receive an automatic $1 donation, so download the app today and encourage your family and friends to do the same!
Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women – Robin Ely, Pamela Stone, and Colleen Ammerman write in the Harvard Business Review about the various gaps that separate men and women in the workplace.
When, God? – Laura Leonard writes on Today’s Christian Woman about struggling with singleness and how to seek (and find) contentment with your life.
Why are Working Women Starting to Unplug from Their Churches? – 4word COO Sandra Crawford Williamson writes on The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog about the women “camouflaging” themselves in church.
MAKE 2015 THE YEAR OF THE MENTOR!: The deadline to enroll for the next Mentor Program session is January 9, 2015. What better way to start the new year than with a mentor to help guide your career goals for 2015 and beyond. For more information on how to sign up, click here!
BEST/WORST PLACE TO BE A WOMAN: Ben Schiller with Co.Exist discusses the countries around the world that are best places to be a woman, as well as the places that are the worst.
CHRISTMAS IDOL?: Jim Denison warns us against forgetting or skewing the real reason for the Christmas season.
THINGS MOM NEVER TOLD YOU: Natasha Craig writes on Huffington Post Parents about the ten things your mom probably never told you but that you should hear.
4word: Local Group Events
Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!
- Washington, D.C. – Christmas Mingle – December 17 @ 6:30PM
- Columbus – Launch Event – January 14 @ 6:00PM
For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.
Video of the Week
Ever felt the urge to start a random dance party? This little girl did…right in the middle of an NYC subway station!
A Pinterest Find
Want to bake Christmas cookies but just don’t have the time? Here are 17 “touches” you can add to cookies made from a mix that look homemade but take half the time!
Have you heard? 4word now has an exclusive Membership Program! Join today to receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide, PLUS direct access to our Job Connections Board, which gives you exclusive access to amazing job opportunities. In fact, RIGHT NOW there is a HUGE Chief Human Resource Officer position open at a faith-based nonprofit ministry that focuses on microfinance in the developing world. Global international experience and experience in leading an HR team are required. Join or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
A 4word Membership also makes an excellent Christmas gift for the professional Christian woman in your life. To gift a membership, simply enter the contact information of the person receiving the membership then enter your payment information at check out.
Shop on Amazon AND Give Back to 4word!
Planning to use Amazon? Want to donate to 4word but haven’t been able to yet? Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting, do your normal Amazon shopping on http://smile.amazon.com/, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to us! It’s that easy. When you switch to the AmazonSmile side of Amazon, everything stays the same and you get to give back to 4word. Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!
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