The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 2.0 is a collection of top stories and trending topics. 

With so much news content being published each day on, we have decided to start a new tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top picks and trending topics on news:

1. 10 Most Empowering Shows For Women On Netflix

In the current era of television we are lucky enough to be living in right now, more and more shows are coming out that showcase a great female lead. There are certainly still strides to be made for female empowerment on television, but we are finally seeing progress after all this time.

With so many shows capturing our attention that have female leads, it may seem impossible to pick the very best shows that perfectly emulate female empowerment. But we have done just that by picking out the next shows you need to binge-watch on Netflix right now. They will make you laugh, cry, and feel like girls most definitely run the world. Continue reading here.

2. Lilian Ajayi Ore joins Columbia University Human Capital Management Virtual Town Hall

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COVID-19 has been a global test of resilience for organizations, corporate leadership, external communities, and business partners. Please join our esteemed panel of scholar-practitioners for a timely discussion of how sustainable workforce strategies contribute to the fate of people, profit, and the planet alike. Continue reading here and register here.

3. Why Do Women Make Such Good Leaders During COVID-19?

By the end of February, leaders across the globe were looking at the same facts: An invisible and dangerous enemy was fast approaching. COVID-19 was highly contagious, unpredictable, and deadly, even with an aggressive public policy response in China. So, what to do? How to prepare and respond? Leaders of cities, states, and countries faced an unprecedented test.

So many women acted first—and made the bold and unpopular call to shut down life as we knew it in the face of a truly invisible enemy—that I wanted to understand what we could all learn beyond the usual tropes of women being more emotionally intelligent and motherly. I didn’t think this could be entirely chalked up to their people skills, ability to engender trust, and communicate empathetically. So, I turned to social scientists and people who write about leadership, human behavior, and gender differences to dig deeper. Continue reading here.

4. Why This ‘30 Under 30’ Fashion Founder Champions Reinvention

Can a startup be considered both a fashion company and a tech company? 

In the case of Choosy, that’s a resounding ‘yes.’ The brand that leverages artificial intelligence to identify fashion trends first launched in 2018, and has revolutionized the way women’s clothing is manufactured by closing the loop between social media and fashion — and making it even tighter. And here’s the cherry on top: it does so without producing waste, by matching demand and supply with predictive technology.

Forbes spoke with Zeng, who was included in this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the “Retail & E-Commerce” category along with her cofounder Mo Zhou, about how the data-driven shopping site Choosy is flipping the script on the fashion world. Continue reading here.

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