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. Great Leaders Know About Building Unstoppable Teams

Interestingly, “engaged” employees—those who view their jobs as more than a paycheck—are less likely to describe their jobs as stressful. Following this thread, data also shows that engaged workers who are part of a strong team are statistically even happier in their work. They demonstrate higher levels of innovation, exhibit stronger individual performance and are more productive. This “formula for success” can be measured via comprehensive business metrics, which evaluate the strength of a company’s human resources, among other factors.

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2. Black Women Whose Legacies of Sports Activism Live On

Just Women’s Sports celebrated Black History Month by highlighting the achievements of African-American women who not only excelled in their sport, but also changed the landscape of society. Male athletes are often remembered for historical and contemporary acts of activism, yet there is a long history of Black women taking a stand and using their platform for political and ideological protest.

While we remember iconic firsts — Black women who broke the color barrier — as symbolic acts that prompted societal change (for example, Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win a Grand Slam, and Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympiad), the stories of two courageous women who engaged in remarkable displays of activism have largely been forgotten.

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3. How To Accelerate Your Sales And Build Market Influence

Kelly Roach is a business growth consultant for 6, 7, and 8-figure business owners across the globe and the founder of one of the few 8-figure females-owned and runs companies leading in the online coaching space. Kelly Roach Consulting is a leading online business education company. Entrepreneurs look up to Kelly when they are ready to grow their business with profitability and impact.

Seeing firsthand how many business owners operate in the online world and watching them follow misaligned methods, devalue their brand, and challenge their authority, Kelly has authored a new book, Conviction Marketing, to encourage entrepreneurs to lean into their conviction to stand out. She shows how to stand out authentically in a crowded space, attract their ideal audience, and create loyal customers for life.

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4. The Importance of a Postpartum Plan

When you’re pregnant, it feels like you spend months planning. Planning your baby registry. Planning where your birth will take place and who will assist you and how it will happen (in theory!). Maybe planning your maternity leave.

But once your baby arrives, there’s often no comprehensive plan in place. Can your in-laws come to stay? Will your partner handle any night feedings? Is there someone who can bring over a hot meal? You’re forever changed after crossing the threshold from woman to mother, you just went through an incredibly challenging physical event equivalent to running a marathon—and now you have a tiny, mewling infant to care for, too. Everything is different.

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