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. Sustainable Entrepreneurship is Being Led By Women in India

Sustainability has gained a lot more importance and attention than it did some decades ago. With the effects of climate change becoming more obvious, being sustainable has started to become more of a norm than just a lifestyle. However, it is easy to forget that our lifestyle has such practices.

Mothers are often said to be the most sustainable people on earth. From managing leftover food and household waste to recycling clothes, women are the leaders of running a sustainable lifestyle.

Anika Parashar, founder and CEO, The Woman’s Company, explains that as women have been running homes for generations, they are aware of all kinds of problems from health to household. “Women are the ones who primarily make the choices as to what food, toys, shampoos are coming to the house, and they want these products to be eco-friendly and long lasting and something that doesn’t compromise the health of others,” she says.

Read more here. GC4W

2. Three Tips for Momtrepreneurs to Thrive

Thanks to the rise of the “gig economy” as well as the proliferation of social media channels and the newfound power of influencer marketing, there are boundless options for today’s aspiring momtrepreneur to cash in. In some cases we’re not just talking side-hustle money either; some momtrepreneurs are pulling in executive-level income from their businesses. But like most enterprises, what you get out of it comes down to what you put into it. And that doesn’t just mean the financial benefits, but the personal ones as well.

Here are a few tips to help momtrepreneurs find that balance and thrive.

Read more here. GC4W

3. Focus Rituals Can Help You Combat Distractions

You can’t put a price tag on your ability to focus.

If someone offered me a thousand bucks, but in exchange, they had an on/off switch that controlled my focus—and therefore my ability to get anything done—I’d have to say “thanks, but nah.” Focusing is that important. It’s what sees you through doing your mindless chores, tackling a big project, wrangling your team members (or family members, for that matter).

Focusing is priceless—and yet we give it away every day.

That’s why everyone can benefit from having our own “focus rituals”—these physical or emotional cues can kick off and set ourselves up for uninterrupted stretches of work (or play).

Read more here.


4. U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit

For six years, the members of the World Cup-winning United States women’s soccer team and their bosses argued about equitable treatment of female players. They argued about whether they deserved the same charter flights as their male counterparts and about the definition of what constituted equal pay.

But the long fight that set key members of the women’s team against their bosses at U.S. Soccer ended on Tuesday just as abruptly as it had begun, with a settlement that included a multimillion-dollar payment to the players and a promise by their federation to equalize pay between the men’s and women’s national teams.

Read more here. GC4W