Happy New Year! 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. How These Women Are Growing and Diversifying NBC


“I do believe that us being women, and the way that we get along is a huge secret sauce of why Francis [Berwick] and I work so well together,” Rovner states. “There is a respect of two women and a female partnership.” Berwick adds, “We have many of the same values. We are very focused on creating, probably as important as achieving business goals and creating great content, we want to create a great culture that people are working in, and that is absolutely paramount and critical.”

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2. American Girl’s 1st Chinese-American “Girl of the Year”

For more than 35 years, American Girl has been creating dolls that reflect the lives of real girls and this year, the company’s “Girl of the Year” gives representation to Asian-American girls. The new American Girl doll is Corinne Tan, a Chinese-American girl that comes from a blended family.

As with all American Girl characters, Corinne comes with a book series. But in her series, Corinne deals with racism. Wendy Shan, author of the series, told CBSN on Monday she did not shy away from confronting racism in the books because “unfortunately, there is no age minimum on when children of color confront racism.”

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3. 7 Natural Ways To Celebrate Postpartum Body

Women are blessed with the incredible ability to give life. Women are also blessed with experiencing transformation within our bodies and the innate strength to take on the challenge of these changes. We believe that there needs to be as much emphasis on the healing process of postpartum as there is during pregnancy. These beginning weeks of being with your creation are vitally necessary and being ready for what this second part of the birthing experience holds will prepare for a smooth transition into the role of being a mother.

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4. Keeping Your Team Energized As You Kick Off The Year

According to research published by Gallup in October 2020, just 36% of employees feel motivated at work. For some, this lack of motivation might be a direct result of pandemic fatigue while for others, it’s typically a combination of things, including a lack of attribution and acknowledgment from management, poor relationships with coworkers and general disinterest in the work they’re doing.

While unmotivated teams aren’t particularly good for business, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. With the right tools and motivational techniques, you can turn an unmotivated team into a highly-energized team that’s passionate about its work and your company.

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