GC4W News Weekend Reads – Edition 6.0

The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 6.0 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. 3 Ways to Make Businesses More Welcoming to Women

Women are undeniably good for business. Numbers consistently show that gender-diverse companies are more likely to experience above-average profitability. Also, from my experience I have observed that women add an important complementary perspective to the business issue at hand, which often results in a wider range of solutions. Thus, it is rational for workplaces to create supportive environments for women in order to attract top talent.

As per recent research published in the Harvard Business Review, 61 percent of women prospects consider gender diversity in an organization’s leadership team when deciding which employer to work for. The United States has always been a pro-diversity country, and here are three ways how businesses can make their workplaces welcoming to women and nurture diverse work environments. Continue reading here.

2. Comforting Baked Goods That Are Super Easy to Make in Stressful Times

Whenever my brain needs a break from the never-ending stream of worry and stress, baking is the only occupation that fully diverts my mind. An obvious major plus-side is that you end up with a delicious thing to eat at the end of it all. 

Not only that, you also get the sweet sense of achievement of having created something with your own two hands. It’s basically a win-win situation. Here are six easy-to-make recipes for delicious baked goods. Continue reading here.

3. 12 Strategies for Becoming a Sought-After Speaker

How do you break into the world of speaking engagements to grow your brand?

Make the Pitch: “Draw up a list of all the professional organizations in your industry, and make note of when and where their annual conferences occur. If it makes sense for you, draw up a proposal for a panel or other type of presentation that would provide value to conference attendees. Once you get a recording or two up on your site, you can start getting paid for your appearances.”– Steph Auteri | career coach, writer, and editor, Word Nerd Pro

Continue reading here.

4. You Shouldn’t Have To Sacrifice Mental Health For Your Goals

When it comes to ambition, it’s easy to allow big visions to eclipse our needs. In fact, it is likely that the points at which you have experienced the most severe burnout are, ironically, the times in which you are most trying to move your life forward into a healthier, happier and more stable place.

Sometimes, the reason why we aren’t quite achieving what we want to be is not because we are incapable, but because we cannot push ourselves beyond our capacity, past our limits, and to the very edges of our tolerance long-term; it’s simply not a sustainable way to exist. This is how to figure out whether or not your goals are actually healthy for you. Continue reading here.

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