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. These Women Created One of the Kindest Places on the Internet

Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb are two of Australia’s most high-profile political journalists, but away from their day jobs, they don’t take themselves too seriously. They love to laugh, talk about the latest TV shows, and poke fun at each other.

For a decade, Sales has been the anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program 7.30. Crabb, meanwhile, has often graced our television screens with her political commentary and as the host of shows like Kitchen Cabinet and Ms Represented.

The pair are close friends and have hosted a wildly popular podcast together for years, Chat 10 Looks 3, where they’ve built a close-knit community of (mostly) women, who openly share stories about their lives, books, TV, and cooking in a private Facebook group.

Read more here. GC4W

2. Jo Burston: Mentors Can Help Your Growing Business Thrive

To really survive and scale in business, a platform of technology should be driving your organisation. That’s the advice of one Australia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, Jo Burston.

Sixteen years ago, when Burston founded her first company Job Capital, there was no such thing as a digital manager, and as she told Women’s Agenda recently, she didn’t know that many CTOs.

“But now, it’s an essential part of business,” Burston says. “To scale, you have to utilise technology.”

Jo Burston, who is the founder and MD of Job Capital, as well as the founder and CEO of mentoring program company Inspiring Rare Birds, says that technology has enabled her multiple businesses to scale over the years, whilst also keeping outgoing costs low.

Read more here. GC4W

3. How to Handle Halloween on a School Night With Ease

If I controlled the American holiday calendar, I would nix the October 31st rule and make Halloween always fall on weekend. When Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday, it’s easier to navigate and have fun.

Until I’m deputized to change the holiday schedule, though, I’ll have to deal with Halloween falling on weeknights most of the time. But, there are a few ways to have fun, regardless of the date.

Here are some tips I’ve gathered to celebrate Halloween on a school night to make sure it’s stress-free, but still fun.

Read more here.


4. Travel Safely and Avoid Getting Sick with These 6 Strategies

Nearly two years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to surge, traveling for fun was pretty much out of the question. But now, as the world cautiously opens back up, more and more people are becoming comfortable with booking a flight again—and let’s be real, we all deserve to travel.

But you probably also want to avoid getting sick, even with a good ol’ fashioned common cold. Being stuck under the covers while your family enjoys holiday activities or your travel buddies have fun exploring a new city isn’t how anyone wants to spend their time away. And any flu-like symptoms can be downright frightening, because COVID-19 is still a very real threat, especially if you’re not vaccinated.

However, if you find yourself scheduling a trip, there are a few simple steps you can take to stay healthy on your journey. There’s no surefire way to avoid getting sick, but SELF spoke to several experts about the things you can do to minimize your risk. All of them agree on one key point: A good sickness-prevention strategy begins before you leave town!

Read more here. GC4W