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. HBCU Grads Make Forbes List of World’s Most Powerful Women

We all know that an HBCU education prepares you to change the world and the presence of HBCU grads on Forbes’s latest list of The World’s Most Powerful Women proves that.

Forbes ranked Spelman College alumna Stacey Abrams at #100. Abrams is a lawyer and voting rights activist who has made an incredible impact on Georgia’s home state. After losing to Brian Kemp in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, Stacey founded Fair Fight Action, an organization created to help fight voter suppression. Abrams and her efforts played a significant role in flipping Georgia blue in the 2020 Presidential election. Read more here.

2. How Learning a Second Language Gives Career Options

We all remember taking a language in high school. Whether it was Spanish, French or something else entirely, you probably thought, “When am I ever going to use this again?” Well, it turns out learning another language can be more useful than you think (because there’s more to French than ordering croissants).

When looking at your career options, knowing a second language can really impact what choices you have and the benefits you might get. Here are some of the ways becoming bilingual – or even multilingual – can positively affect your career plan. Read more here.

3. How to Create A 2021 Vision Board to Manifest Your Best Year Yet

Happy new year! Although it’s only the beginning, 2021 already feels like a breath of fresh air after the year we’ve just had. One of the most common things that people do at the beginning of the new year is create resolutions they want to stick with for the coming year. However, just writing down things you want to improve on might not provide you with enough motivation or inspiration for you to actually do these things. 

That’s why creating a vision board for the new year is such a great way to understand what you really want for the new year, why you want to work on certain areas of your life, and how you’re going to achieve your goals. Having your dreams and goals laid out in a visual display can really help you get excited to stay on track and keep working towards what you hope to achieve, and that’s why I’ve compiled a list of ideas and tips for you to design your personalized vision board for 2021. Read more here.

4. How to Make Your College Budget in 5 Easy Steps

By now, you’ve probably ticked most of the boxes on your back-to-school to-do list: Decorate your new digs? Check. Drop a disgusting amount of dough on your required book list? Check. Catch up with all of your college buddies you didn’t get to see over the summer? Check. But if you’re like most collegiettes, chances are that you left one all-important task off of your list – mapping out a budget for the year.

If you’ve never managed your own money before, this might seem like either a daunting or trivial undertaking. In reality, it’s simple, it’s straightforward and it has the potential to save you a whole lot of trouble and moolah down the line. Better to take the extra time to ration out your cash now than to constantly find yourself scraping by on your last ten dollars until that next paycheck comes in, right? To help you all get off on the right financial foot, we’ve broken the college budget-planning process down into five easy steps. Read more here.