GC4W News Weekend Reads – Edition 3.0

The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 3.0 is a collection of top stories and trending topics. 

With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, 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 gc4women.org news:

1. The Upcoming Michelle Obama’s Documentary on Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama’s producing partnership with Netflix is entering a new phase — in their latest production, they’ve turned the camera on themselves. The streaming service announced Monday that the next film released under the couple’s Higher Ground banner will be “Becoming,” a documentary following Michelle Obama as she traveled the globe on tour for her record-breaking memoir.

Streaming May 6, “Becoming” arrives at a defining moment in Obama’s life. A few years removed from the East Wing, the widely admired first lady’s influence remains evident. She’s maintained a foothold in American culture, and the presumptive Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden, recently said he would choose her as his running mate “in a heartbeat.” She’s made clear that she does not want to run for office, but Biden’s remark raises the same question Obama asks of herself in the film: How will she choose to wield her power? Continue reading here.

2. Introducing the GC4W Marketplace for Small Businesses

With the impact of COVID-19 on small business owners globally, the Global Connections for Women Foundation is pleased to announce our newest venture, the GC4W Marketplace. It is through our efforts that small businesses will have the opportunity to feel supported during a new transition, while also still having access to valued domains through our e-commerce site. The GC4W e-commerce site will provide guests with the opportunity to support small women-owned businesses while viewing and purchasing various products under one application. 

With a reach of 3.5 Million people worldwide, and highly engaged +360,000 site visitors. The GC4W Marketplace was created to support small businesses and women entrepreneurs to expand their global reach. Our Marketplace will provide the ability to reach new customers while being supported by the Global Connections for Women Foundation. Continue reading here.

3. How Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America

From the cashier to the emergency room nurse to the drugstore pharmacist to the home health aide taking the bus to check on her older client, the soldier on the front lines of the current national emergency is most likely a woman.

One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential, according to a New York Times analysis of census data crossed with the federal government’s essential worker guidelines. Nonwhite women are more likely to be doing essential jobs than anyone else. Continue reading here.

4. Ellevest CEO On Managing Your Money During The Pandemic

With widespread layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and hiring freezes many people are struggling financially. Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and cofounder of the digital investment platform for women Ellevest, shares her advice for managing your money during the pandemic. 

“Uncertainty is even more stressful than the certainty of pain. Get clear on where you stand financially, and make that plan. That’s financial self-care,” says Krawcheck. “Job loss and money hardships can be a big blow to the ego. The world is in upheaval. We are not in normal times. Be kind to yourself. This is not your fault, and you are not alone,” she adds. This advice can help you feel more in control of your finances throughout an economic downturn. Continue reading here.

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