With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new “Weekend Reads” tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top reads and trending topics on gc4women.org news:

1. GC4W Wellness Retreat x Summit

GC4W Weekend Reads
Read more here. https://gc4women.org/2021/05/18/the-future-for-working-moms-lessons-from-the-pandemic/

To amplify the need to continue the momentum of mental health awareness month and the need to embrace the Age of Wellness, the GC4W Circle Network is proud to present the “GC4W Circle Wellness Retreat x Summit” with a focus on work, life, balance in our stride to find serenity in a post-pandemic world, and as we discover new wellness pathways in a whole new world. This event is also a welcomed reminder that “wellness” should be an advent part of our everyday conversations at work, at home, and in life. Read more here.

2. Patricia Assui Reed’s Boutique Sells Women-Owned Brands

GC4W weekend reads: Organon

The relaxed, breezy atmosphere of Patricia Assui Reed’s Matriark boutique in Sag Harbor, N.Y., could feel accidental—as though a stylish, jet-setting friend decided to open her Victorian home as a weekend shop filled with alluring fashion, jewelry, accessories, and home wares.

But this easygoing ambience was thoughtfully orchestrated by Patricia Assui Reed, who, before moving to the Hamptons with her family in 2018, spent her career working for (and around) high-profile global brands. Read more here.

3. Leaving the Nest: How to Cope With Your Child Leaving For College

GC4W weekend reads: Mom Wellbeing

When it comes to your child leaving for college for the first time, this is one of those experiences that is both exciting and daunting.  For parents, in particular, it can be a time of mixed emotions.

We want every single student to succeed. We also want the parents of students to relax, stop worrying, and have faith that their children are succeeding in their new college environment.

Here are five tips for parents on how to cope when your child leaves for college. Read more here.

4. Aisha Taylor Launched a Strong POC Entrepreneurial Network

Read more here: https://gc4women.org/2021/05/19/reduce-stress-during-finals/
GC4W Weekend Reads

At a September street fair in Jersey City, N.J., Aisha Taylor Issah knew she couldn’t run from her idea anymore. 

About a year before, she’d first had the idea to create a space to help women of color showcase their businesses while also providing them with resources and tools to help them grow. Issah says she avoided the idea for a while — she wasn’t too keen on starting another business, since she’d co-owned a career consulting and recruiting firm for more than 15 years. But it wouldn’t leave her alone. Everywhere Issah went, she says she met more women of color working on great ideas, brands and projects, and many of them shared a similar struggle: They wanted to participate in business events and expos to grow their businesses, but they found them to be cost-prohibitive. Read more here.