The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 33 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 5 Best Website Builders for Entrepreneurs
About 71 percent of small businesses had websites in 2017, suggests a survey by Clutch, a business-to-business research firm. If you’re part of the leftover three in 10, there’s no time like the present to get with the program — and get online.
Having a dedicated website can be vital to jumpstart marketing efforts, promote consumer trust and serve as a purchasing channel. What’s more, 56 percent of consumers say their purchase decisions stem, in part, from search engine queries, according to Forrester Consumer Technographics data from Q1 2017.
As for how to narrow down your options? If you’re looking to boost your online presence, here are some of the best platforms for getting started. Read more here.
2. This Entrepreneur Will Train Women For The Digital Economy
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, social entrepreneur Ana Fontes has been working tirelessly to equip the hundreds of thousands of women who resort to the Women Entrepreneurs Social Network (RME, acronym in Portuguese) to understand how to navigate a fast-moving digital landscape.
With multiple initiatives led under what is the first and largest support network for female entrepreneurs and the support from companies including Google and banks such as Santander, RME currently reaches 750,000 women nationwide. The scope of the organization is now going beyond guidance on how to start and run a business and expanding into a model that includes digital literacy, content, acceleration, mentoring and capital for female entrepreneurs. Read more here.
3. Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?
Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut.
Public health experts agree that while there’s no such thing as a no-risk trip during the pandemic, there are ways to significantly reduce your family’s risk of getting sick, including wearing masks when traveling by plane, train or bus, washing hands frequently, using hand sanitizer—especially after contact with high-touch surfaces—and keeping physical distance whenever possible from your fellow travelers. Read more here.
4. Holly Robinson Peete Champions The Autism Community
For many celebrities, fame is more than being on the big screen or performing on a stage or scoring a game-winning goal. It’s about using their likeness to bring awareness to different social justice topics or rare medical conditions or assisting underserved communities. From NBA champion LeBron James to best-selling author J.K. Rowling, celebrities have donated time, money and resources to charitable causes. Candid reported in 2019 that giving by foundations increased 2.5%, to an estimated $75 billion. For the past two years, foundations have represented 17% of total giving.
Holly Robinson Peete, actress and philanthropist, uses her platform to bring awareness and resources to the autism community and helps the community find jobs and leadership positions. Read more here.