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. UAE Announces First Female Astronaut

At just 28, Noura Al Matrooshi has been announced as the first ever female astronaut from United Arab Emirates, fulfilling her childhood dream for space exploration.

Abu-Dhabi based engineer, Al Matrooshi will train with Mohammed al-Mulla, 32, a pilot with the Dubai police. The chosen astronauts were announced on Twitter by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai who is also the country’s prime minister and vice president. Read more here.  

2. The Executive Coach Helping to Empower Female Leaders

Forbes Coaches Council member Sheila Goldgrab is an executive coach and the founder of Goldgrab Leadership, a boutique leadership firm through which she leads Women Leaders Habit Labs, an online experience offering women the opportunity to learn what gets in their way and form new habits to scale their leadership and get the recognition they deserve.

As an award-winning executive coach, published author and speaker on how women leaders can authentically gain recognition and fulfill their potential, Goldgrab works with women and men in top technology companies and STEM disciplines across the globe. She said women become increasingly scarce moving up the leadership ranks of S&P companies, creating a “thinning pyramid” effect. “With Habit Lab, the pinch points of the pipeline get unstuck directly because of the habits leaders put into action.” Read more here.

3. Why You Should Write Letters to Your Emotions—and How to Start

As a society, we’re constantly trying to lessen them, hide them, reel them in, and alter them. But the thing is: No matter what we do, our emotions will always be there. So, why not spend more time trying to get a clearer understanding by building a deeper relationship with them?

One tried-and-true practice that a number of psychologists suggest when it comes to exploring your emotions is writing therapy. More specifically, transactional writing. Transactional writing, or letter writing, is intended to help us process our feelings. Writing a letter encourages you to take a step back from a particular trauma or emotions and create perspective—this gives you the chance to examine what it is you are actually experiencing. Research shows that writing about one’s emotions is linked to relieving stress and anxiety. Read more here.

4. 5 Things You Didn’t Know Your College Career Center Could Do for You

What are college and university career centers really for? You may know that your school’s career center is where you go to get your resume perfected before you join the working world, but I promise you, there’s so much more to it.

College and university career centers offer a wide variety of information and knowledge that can help guide you through the craziness of today’s working world. From tips for reaching out to prospective employers to what to wear during a job interview, there’s plenty worth your time at the career center! Read more here.