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. Groupon Champions Women and BIPOC Small Businesses

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

Now, as part of a new campaign called When Women Thrive, Communities Thrive, Groupon is making a donation to help provide new women entrepreneurs with much-needed access to capital. They have partnered with crowdfunding platform Kiva.org to provide consumers with an opportunity to contribute to a fund that supports women-owned businesses across the U.S. 

Read more here.

2. Why The World Needs To Invest In Female Climate Entrepreneurs

In the fight against climate change, entrepreneurs, and innovation – known as “greentech” – are essential. Women are more affected by climate change than men, and yet greentech is currently a male-dominated field; in Canada, only 1 in 10 greentech business founders are women and only 19% of greentech startups have at least one female founder. When it comes to creating climate solutions, the female perspective is sorely lacking.

Read more here. GC4W

3. How To Save Money In Your 20s

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Saving money in your 20s can be daunting, and especially in college. Student loans, paying rent for your apartment, buying groceries… The expenses in college and even post-grad add up, especially if you are unemployed (which many of us are). Gen Z is also predicted to have a difficult time making money, as many members of our generation are becoming adults amid a pandemic that has negatively impacted the workforce and overall economy. Researchers have assessed that this will likely have the same negative effect on us as it did for millenials after the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009. Financially, our future looks a bit bleak.

But there is hope! I sat down with my parents, two of the smartest people I know (and especially when it comes to finance), and asked them for their financial advice. Here are their tips for saving money in your 20s.

Read more here. GC4W

4. 10 Countries Where Women Are Nearly Equal To Men

While women still face challenges politically and economically around the world, in educational attainment, and in health and survival, they have achieved almost full parity. The report found 95% of the gender gap in educational attainment has been closed, and 96% of the gap has been closed in health and survival.

The 10 countries that are closest to parity show that in spite of gains women have made, there is still room for improvement, particularly in increasing opportunities for tech-based positions.

Read more here. GC4W