GC4W News Weekend Reads – Edition 5.0

The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 5.0 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. Beyoncé and Tina Knowles-Lawson Help Coronavirus Testing

Unlike many other cities nationwide, Houston has had free testing available to the public but “some people, definitely minorities because we are overlooked, just aren’t aware or aren’t taking it seriously,” Tina Knowles-Lawson, a Houston native herself, tells Forbes.

That lack of awareness in the community inspired Knowles-Lawson to create the #IDIDMYPART campaign. Launched in partnership with daughter Beyoncé and her BeyGOOD initiative, the campaign encourages black and brown residents—the demographic that’s dying at a faster rate than any other in the state—to seek free COVID-19 testing. The campaign ran two testing locations on May 8 and 9, 2020, with plans to recruit celebrities in other cities to continue the initiative in the weeks and months to come. Continue reading here.

2. Top 5 Ways to Survive Virtual Classrooms

Top 5 Ways to Survive Virtual Classrooms

We asked a group of productive and brilliant high school students to share some insights on how they are surviving the transition to a virtual classroom. The following are their recommendations on the top 5 ways to survive virtual classrooms. Continue reading here.

We hope these tips are useful in helping you stay engaged in your virtual classrooms, and how you manage your time as a student during the current global crisis.

3. Why Journaling is the Best Thing to Do During a Crisis

This is a challenging time for all of us, and we are all affected in different ways by this global pandemic. I don’t know how my partner and I will cope with the challenge of having to conduct our relationship across closed borders, via Zoom and Messenger, with no certainty when we might see each other again.

But I know that writing will be there for me, as it has been during every crisis I have been through. Regular journaling has trained me to be my own therapist. Writing things down is an act of self-care. It’s like opening the door to my heart to see what’s in there and allowing myself to sit with all of it. Continue reading here.

4. Women CEOs Share Leadership And Culture Matter Most

Five CEOs convened April 22, 2020 to share their approaches to leading during crisis. One was Carly Fiorina who has led through deep recession, terrorist attacks, SARS and Ebola. Carly shared, “There’s an old saying that tough times build character. I think that is wrong … tough times reveal character.”

These CEOs were interviewed at Women Business Collaborative kickoff of the “WBC CEO Roundtable: Leading Forward” webinar for an audience of almost 200 executives and entrepreneurs. The CEOs —representing fashion, insurance, U.S. prison system, technology and crisis management public relations – discussed how they are adapting their businesses for the future and working around the clock to ensure that their employees are safe. They also shared, the stylistic benefits of women leadership, especially important during these challenging times. Continue reading here.

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