The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 83 is a collection of top stories and trending topics.
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. Sara Björk Shares Plans To Play Soccer After Pregnancy
Currently pregnant and expecting her first child this winter, Iceland women’s national soccer team captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir has a dream. “I picture myself playing in England (at the UEFA Women’s Euro in 2022) and after the game getting my baby in my arms with all the Icelandic fans in the stands. My mind is there, we will see if my body follows”.
Read more here. GC4W
2. Simple and Safe Ways Kids Can Help With Thanksgiving Prep
Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and food! With delicious pies and other treats filling the house, it’s no wonder so many children try to be underfoot in the kitchen.
Instead of getting frustrated or shooing them away, utilize their excess energy and put your little ones to work.
From setting the table to adding croutons to the salad, there are numerous ways kids can safely help with Thanksgiving prep.
Read more here. GC4W
3. How to Prevent the Email Anxiety of 2021
How many emails are you sitting on right now? Are they waiting patiently and sweetly in your inbox for your next thoughtfully scheduled check-in? Or, are they calling your name—reminding you what you haven’t yet done today?
My emails tend to “call my name and remind me of my perceived inadequacies,” but online communication is also an essential part of my workflow. Moreover, it’s how I stay connected to some of the most vibrant people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. So, I’ve had to learn to manage my inbox much like how I manage my emotional self at work: carefully, and with a focus on boundaries.
Read more here.
4. Why Venture Capitalists Should Invest in Women Entrepreneurs
Consider that about 40 percent of small businesses in the United States are owned by women, and yet, according to a Crunchbase analysis, companies founded by women received only 2 to 3 percent of venture capital dollars over the past decade.
Women of color face even more challenges. Black women, for example, are more likely to start a business than white men or white women, according to research by Babson College, but they face enormous barriers to growing their businesses. The result: Only 3 percent of Black women entrepreneurs are running established companies.
So what is the best way to help women entrepreneurs, in particular those of color, succeed?
For answers and advice, we turned to Boston-area investors who have an enviable track record of funding diverse teams and women entrepreneurs themselves. Here’s what we learned: