The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 44 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. Bumble’s CEO on Wall Street Debut and Empowering Women
Whitney Wolfe Herd is the head of the dating app Bumble, which famously puts women in charge of making the first move. Now the company is taking a bold new step in the business world. Bumble is beginning trading Thursday on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
With so much buzz surrounding her company, Herd said business would continue as usual even though Bumble’s IPO could bring the company a valuation of up $8 billion. Read more here.
2. 10 Tips from College Students on Recovering from Burnout
If you’ve found yourself having a pessimistic outlook on life, being detached from your work, feeling emotionally and physically exhausted, and lacking inspiration and creativity, you may be experiencing burnout.
What’s that? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It happens when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. When you burn out, you can’t find meaning in your work anymore, which causes frustration and leads you to lash out at others or isolate yourself.
In these adverse circumstances, the rate at which students are experiencing burnout is bound to skyrocket. Thankfully, those who have gone through burnout — accomplished, dedicated, and talented students and leaders just like you — are ready to share what has helped them recover, so you can get better too. In a nutshell: you’ll have to go easy on yourself. Read more here.
3. Kuwait’s Women Launch “I Will Not Be Silent” Campaign
Kuwaiti fashion blogger and influencer Ascia Al Faraj has sparked a #MeToo-esque social media campaign, calling out the damaging conservatism of her country’s attitudes towards women, and encouraging them to speak out against sexual harassment.
“Harassment is a crime & we need laws to protect us against it,” Faraj wrote on her Instagram post. “There is nothing of substance in place to protect victims – currently, filming instances of abuse to provide as evidence in your case turns the law against *you* for filming without permission. This is state-supported negligence & we demand action.” Read more here.
4. 8 Eco-Consciously Habits to Start to Improve the World and Your Health
If you want to do your part in protecting our planet from pollution, climate change, and the general destructive nature of us humans, one of the first things you can do is take a honest look at your daily habits. When you sit down and really think about it, chances are you’ll realize you’re using up natural resources and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions more than you might think.
The habits below are a good place to start. It’s important to keep in mind: None of these habits are going to magically change the entire condition of our environment, but doing your part when you can to minimize your own carbon footprint in your daily life is a small, very worthwhile, step in the right direction. Read more here.