The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 36 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. 7 Practical Ways to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs
In 2014, Wendy Diamond founded Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with an inaugural event at the United Nations in NYC while hosting simultaneous events in 144 other nations recognizing the day and mission of creating a movement honoring women entrepreneurs. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day since then, has been celebrated annually on November 19th. But, supporting women entrepreneurs isn’t something we should do just one day a year. Here are seven practical ways we can celebrate and support female founders year-round. Read more here.
2. Serena Williams on Sticking Up for Women (Including Herself)
For tennis icon Serena Williams, speaking out is a necessary endeavor—especially for someone who has as big of a platform as she does.
“Tennis is a small play in the whole scheme of things,” she said. “In this society, women are not taught or expected to be that future leader or future CEO. The narrative has to change. And maybe it doesn’t get better in time for me, but someone in my position can show women and people of colour that we have a voice, because Lord knows I use mine. I love sticking up for people and supporting women. Being the voice that millions of people don’t have.” Read more here.
3. Online Portfolio 101: The First Steps to Your Professional Career
No matter what sort of career you’re pursuing, whether it’s journalism or computer science, you’re producing some form of deliverable content that employers will be interested in. That could mean anything from photographs and videos to games and data analysis. If you’re looking to be an educator, perhaps you have some innovative lesson plans. If you like to write articles. Whatever you’ve produced, putting the best of your work in one place is a great way to showcase your skills, especially when you’re just starting out.
If you’re currently in college or just starting out in a career, an online portfolio is a place to store your work, regardless of whether it’s relevant to your future career or not. As you build up more experience and work on more projects and opportunities, you’ll have more to show for it, and can then start curating your portfolio more. But first, try to pull together the projects you’ve worked on and consider what might be the best way to display them. Read more here.
4. Meet the Women Who Won Nobel Prizes This Year
Since the Nobel Prize was established in 1895, less than 60 women have been honored with the prestigious international award. Four women–Louise Glück, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna, and Andrea M. Ghez–were added to that roster, triumphing in literature, chemistry, and physics.
Meet the women became Nobel laureates in 2020 here.