The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 84 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. Former WNBA Star Has A New Position: Venture Capitalist
Two-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery shook the sports world last year when the Atlanta Dream point guard opted out of her 12th season to turn her attention full time to social justice reform. Through the Renee Montgomery Foundation, she launched the Remember the 3rd campaign in 2020 to empower voters, and earlier this year, she joined with fellow athlete LeBron James and others to buy her former team. The Atlanta Dream’s previous co-owner, Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler, actively opposed the WNBA’s support of Black Lives Matter. Montgomery also put her money where her mouth is as an angel investor in underrepresented entrepreneurs. Now, she has a new position: venture capitalist.
Read more here. GC4W
2. Your Power Day & Getting the Most Out of Your Week (GC4W Thought Leader Francesca Vuillemin)
In astrology each day is ruled by a different planet which then brings a certain theme, energy and feel. Knowing which day is ‘Your Power Day’ will be a GAME CHANGING experience in planning out your schedule so that you can make the most out of your week!
Let’s start with Monday which is the day of the Moon and rules the sign of Cancer connected to the home, nurturing and sensitivity. By taking a more gentle approach to the energy of the day, you will have greater ease at finding your flow. For those of you born under the sign of Cancer, however, Monday is your power day and you will feel right at home with the energy!
Read more here. GC4W
3. Building Hope and Grit for Leaders (GC4W Thought Leader Janice Perkins)
It’s been a buzz word the past two years. Resilience. If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that successful leaders must be resilient. At this point, all I hear is blah blah blah resilience like Charlie Brown’s teacher. We are all burnt out; our tanks are empty. Resilience is not enough.
The definition of resilience means, “The act of leaping or springing back, or the act of rebounding; as the resilience of a ball or of sound”. Sure, we have bounced back over the last two years, but we have been sent back and forth like a ping pong match or a pinball machine. Resilience can win the race with one or two setbacks in a short run. But when you face continual prolonged stress and trauma, how can you keep moving forward?
Read more here.
4. Why Being a Leader Doesn’t Mean Acting Like a Man (GC4W Thought Leader Zoë Randolph)
For years longer than I’d like to admit, I prided myself on my ability to be one of the guys. And while acting like a teenage boy, for better or for worse, didn’t require me to go particularly far out of my way, my mistake was rooted in thinking that my personality had value because it was male-like, rather than because it was my own.
I’m hardly the first woman to see alignment with traditionally male traits as something worth advertising. Queen Elizabeth I, one of history’s most able monarchs, took great pains throughout her reign to distance herself from her gender. “I know I have the body but of a weak, feeble woman,” she once told assembled English troops. “But I have the heart and stomach of a king.”