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. Tracee Ellis Ross Joins Ulta as Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Tracee Ellis Ross is already an award-winning actor, fashion icon, and CEO of her own hair-care company, Pattern Beauty. But, of course, as someone dedicated to amplifying Black voices and Black culture, she isn’t stopping there. The multi-hyphenate has a new role, signing on with Ulta Beauty (the retailer that just so happens to carry her brand) as its new diversity and inclusion advisor — just in time for Black History Month.

“I look forward to formalizing an already existing dialogue and partnership around diversity and inclusion with [Ulta Beauty CEO] Mary Dillon and the Ulta Beauty team,” says Ellis Ross in a press release. “This work requires commitment and accountability from Ulta Beauty to ensure measurable goals are achieved. I am hopeful and optimistic our work together will create foundational change.” Read more here.

2. Breaking Down The Viral 12-3-30 Workout Routine

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get moving on any given day, and getting your steps in can be a great way to get your heart pumping. The beauty of walking is that it can be done anywhere; outside in your neighborhood, in the park on a long trail, at the beach, all completely free! Getting those 30 minutes of walking in each weekday is a great way to keep your heart health in check, as the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of aerobic movement each week. But if you have access to a treadmill, supercharging your walking routine may actually speed up any weight loss goals you have in mind. Read more here.

3. Meet CloudSphere’s First Female CEO

On January 26, CloudSphere (a cloud governance platform) announced that former Google and Microsoft executive, Jane Gilson, is their new CEO. She will be the first female to hold that position with the company.

Gilson will leverage her extensive international experience, her background with Software as a Service models, and her understanding of cloud customer needs to help CloudSphere scale to the next level. Gilson’s background spans growing a multi-billion-dollar division at Google, heading worldwide business strategy at Microsoft, co-founding a venture-backed company, and mentoring several technology startups. Read more here.

4. 2021 Calendar Features Women in STEM as Princesses

Girls don’t need to choose between being a scientist and being a princess… because being brilliant in STEM and wearing lipstick are not mutually exclusive. This is the message Reinvented Magazine and Beauty and the Bolt, two nonprofits on a mission to make science, technology, engineering and math more accessible and engaging to girls, are aiming to deliver through a 2021 calendar they’ve just released. It features twelve real women in STEM and the trades, wielding the real power tools they use to do their real jobs… dressed as their favorite fictional princesses (just because they want to). From January through December, it’s a year’s worth of smart, fearless, and beautiful changemakers, groundbreakers, and leaders in their respective fields inspiring girls to be exactly who they choose to be. Read more here.