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. US Quarters Will Picture Maya Angelou and Sally Ride in 2022

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Can you think of a woman on U.S. quarters? Depending on your age, you may have encountered the Susan B. Anthony dollar or the Sacagawea dollar (which largely replaced it). If you’ve payed close attention to American coinage, you may have also spotted Helen Keller on the Alabama State Quarter. However, these are the only three women on American coins—or on any American legal tender produced today. Thankfully, the American Women Quarters Program is set to change that. The program will create 20 new quarter designs featuring pioneering American women of the past. The quarters will be released by the U.S. Mint in stages over the next four years.

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2. How to Write a Love Letter to Yourself—and Why You Should

We often think of expressing love for others, but rarely take a moment to express some self-love to, well, ourselves. But it turns out, taking a moment for some reflective writing has proven benefits—like decreasing anxiety and increasing creativity and confidence.

When you throw in a bit of self-love into that reflective writing session, the results are even stronger—like helping you stay present and get closer to yourself, or increasing your self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

There are so many ways you can go about writing a love letter to yourself, and we rounded up some tips and prompts to help you get started.

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3. Cecilia Lenk Makes Investing More Accessible to Women

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For over 20 years now, Cecilia Lenk has been a leading woman in the field of STEM – having worked as a senior executive, angel investor, and entrepreneur. Today, she is working to ensure that more women turn investors and take stronger financial decisions. 

“I finished my engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and studied biology from Harvard University. But during my college years, I became sure that I didn’t want to take the academic route. I was always interested in technology and had an understanding of computing. I decided to work on a large technological development project around the late 90s,” Cecilia tells HerStory

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4. As Application Season Approaches, Here Are Some Things To Ponder

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College application season is around the corner for many high schoolers, and students are preparing to submit transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays and more.  

The class of 2022’s applications will look different from those of other graduating classes. These students, along with high schoolers who submitted their college applications last year, have seen disruptions to their academics since March 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Every admission officer in the United States over the next couple of years will recognize that students in high school, in the last year, all faced some unusual circumstances,” Robert Springall, executive director of undergraduate admissions at Penn State, told USA TODAY.    

If you’re preparing to apply to college, here’s what admissions officers want you to know: 

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