Passionate, authentic, faithful women in the workplace, you are not alone.
Women make up 47 percent of the workforce with over 50 percent of advanced degrees going to women (up from 6 percent thirty years ago). Despite these advances, women in the workplace often feel like they're on their own. They battle gender and pay gaps, work-life balance, and guilt--longing for connection and belonging in their churches and community.
Be Refreshed contains encouraging devotional readings for Monday through Friday, along with questions and a prayer for reflection and refreshment each weekend. Take a year to read words and wisdom from women, just like you, who want to be bold in every aspect of life and seek to make a difference on a daily basis.
Begin each day with the strength that only comes from being in God's Word and walking with other women like you.
About the Author
DIANE PADDISON, 4word women Founder and President, is a Harvard MBA graduate, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 company, and serves as an independent director for two corporations and four organizations, one being the Salvation Army's National Advisory Board. A leading advocate for Christian women in the workplace, Diane published Work, Love, Pray in 2011, laying the foundation for 4word women. She authors weekly posts at 4wordwomen.org and is a featured columnist for other publications. Diane and her husband, Chris, have four children and live in Dallas, Texas. JORDAN JOHNSTONE, 4word Digital Community Manager, is a working mom in Atlanta, Georgia, who spends her days balancing her dream career as a writer and creative communicator, and her dream role as a mom and wife. Jordan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University and a BS in Advertising and Public Relations from Liberty University. She writes weekly on 4Wordwomen.org and oversees the digital community team as they work to reach the global community of women in the workplace. Additional contributors from 4wordwomen.org include: CHERYL BACHELDER - Highlighted in Inc. Magazine 6/8/2017 ERIN BOTSFORD - Highlighted in Barron's Magazine in the Wall Street Journal 6/6/2017 CHARITY WALLACE (former senior advisor to former First Lady Laura Bush for eight years in the White House and six years at the Bush Center) DINA DWYER-OWENS (co-chair of The Dwyer Group, Inc.; appeared on Undercover Boss) ELLEN BARKER (SVP, CIO Texas Instruments - Highest ranking woman at TI) JAXIE ALT (senior vice president of marketing, Dr Pepper Snapple Group) KATELYN BEATY (author of A Woman's Place; editor at large of Christianity Today magazine) JULIE ZIGLAR NORMAN (keynote speaker, author, coach, and daughter of Zig Ziglar) MELISSA HINNANT (owner/designer of Grace and Lace; appeared on Shark Tank) SHAUNTI FELDHAHN (social researcher; best-selling author of For Women Only and The Kindness Challenge) And many more. 4word women's vision is to build a global community of women in the workplace. That these passionate, real, faithful women will "be bold" in every aspect of their lives . . . spiritual, relational and professional. We do this through the 4word: Digital Community, 4word: Local Groups, and 4word: Mentor Program. There resources are provided through 4word: Church Connect and 4word: Corporate Connect.