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. Progress And Untapped Potential Seen For Black Women In Politics


The first Black woman vice president, Kamala Harris reached the historic milestone of becoming the vice president America also lost its lone Black woman Senator, making that moment bittersweet and highlighting the fact that we still have a long way to go when it comes to Black women’s political leadership. That stark reality, and the duality of both progress and continued inequity, are presented in an illuminating new report, Reaching Higher: Black Women in American Politics 2021, from Higher Heights Leadership Fund, an organization dedicated to building the collective political power of Black women, and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. 

 Glynda Carr, President and CEO of Higher Heights told me, “It is a snapshot on the progress being made to elect Black women to political office and this year’s research highlights that while Black women have made strides in representation in elected leadership. There is still a tremendous opportunity for growth.”

Read more here. GC4W

2. 3 Places to Start When You Want to Make Mom Friends

I would look wistfully out the window as my husband went to work. I would look forward to my trip to the market just for some adult interaction;. I was so not used to speaking with other people that when someone struck up conversation with me, I would stumble over my words and feel embarrassed. The whole new mom thing started to feel overwhelming and unmanageable… until, that is, my first awkward exchange with another mom at the playground.

It was then that I realized the importance of surrounding yourself with mom friends. Our husbands and partners are wonderful and supportive, but other moms understand what you’re going through and can help you laugh through the inevitable tears. So meeting and interacting with other moms became my daily mission. It took some time, a lot of research and a few awkward moments, but I eventually found incredible resources that have helped me build a support system.

Read more here. GC4W

3. FAQs From Parents/Guardians About COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccine makers are still collecting data on the safety and effectiveness of their vaccines in children ages 6 months to 4 years.

Once they’re done, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to take its own look at the data. It will then decide on whether to make the vaccines available to children in this age group. This process takes time because the FDA puts safety first and doesn’t cut any corners.

If and when the FDA authorizes a COVID-19 vaccine for this age group, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its expert advisors would also review the benefits and risks before the vaccine becomes available for this age group.

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4. Why You Should Ditch Your Day Job for Your Dream Job

Food is about so much more than nutrition: It’s culture and family and history and comfort. However, the recommendations on eating healthily don’t always en

If working for someone else isn’t making you as happy as you expected, it might be time to quit your 9-to-5 and start your own business.

There’s nothing more discouraging than going to a job you hate every day knowing you have a dream or a business that you can’t give your full attention to. If this sounds like you, dropping out of your career could be the best move you ever make. But I think it’s important to try to transition gradually into full-time entrepreneurship and start building the dream while you’re still working. While you Rehab you on your career rehab journey, you can Rehab your business as you develop your business idea.

When you Rehab your business, you’ll develop a solid product or service by going through the following four stages, just as you would for a career rehab process.

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