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 GC4W news:

1. Latrice Rogers Built A Business From The Trunk Of Her Car

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Seldom is it easy to convince someone with extraordinary ambition and hustle that they can’t achieve what they have set out to do. When naysayers doubted Latrice Rogers’ investment in hair extensions and her plan to sell them out of the trunk of her car, she proved them wrong. Little did they know that her investment of a few hundred dollars that she saved while working at Office Depot after graduating with a degree in Biology from Jackson State University would be the seed money for her multi-million-dollar business, Goddess Lengths. Now as a CEO, Rogers is letting the world in on some of her business secrets. Read more here.

2. Serena Williams: Why Girls Should Stick With Sports

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Serena Williams—yes, the Serena Williams who revolutionized tennis, won more Grand Slam titles than any other player in the Open Era, and earned four Olympic gold medals over the course of her career—made her professional debut when she was 14. While that seems young, many girls are already on their way out of sports by then. In fact, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), by age 14, girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys.

Knowing this to be the case, Williams decided to take action. As a brand ambassador for Secret Deodorant, she partnered with the brand on its Just #WatchMe campaign, which is dedicated to raising awareness around the disparities and inequities that keep girls from athletic pursuits.

Read more here.

3. The Fall Season is Approaching. Here Are 8 Ways To Prepare Your Mind and Body!

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While nature may be winding down, for us, fall typically signals a return to school and work, which means more hectic schedules, exposure to more contagious illnesses and a more frenetic pace of life. For some, fall is when kids go back to school and join extracurricular activities. For others, it may be a time to focus on work. Going back to school or work doesn’t have to be a bummer. It can be an opportunity to implement new, healthy routines, habits and lifestyle changes. Since modern life tends not to be in sync with seasonal living, an awareness of this shift and taking little extra care during this time of year goes a long way toward supporting our overall health. It’s also a great time to hit the reset button, set new goals, and get organized for the upcoming season. Read more here.

4. Everything You Need to Know Before Flying With a Baby

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Your baby’s first flight can be as momentous as their first steps, first solid food, or first drop off at daycare. And like all those milestones, parents can feel understandably freaked out beforehand. No one, not even your baby themself, knows how a child will react to being on an airplane for the first time. And no matter what happens, one thing’s for sure: you’ll be stuck in a cabin full of strangers for at least a couple hours while you find out.

But dread not—your child may love air travel, for starters—and even if they don’t, you will get through it. With a little planning, the right gear, and a willingness to make many lists, flying with a baby or young kids can be easier than you think. Here are our best tips for arriving in your destination with energy to spare, from seasoned parents. 

Read more here.