Diane Paddison has held several executive positions for corporations, including Chief Operating Officer for two Fortune 500 companies, Trammell Crow (now CB Richard Ellis) and ProLogis. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at the commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley and serves on two other corporate boards, Behringer Harvard REIT Opportunity Fund II and Air Advice. She is also an advisory board member for The Salvation Army and Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association and a Trustee for Oregon State University. Diane is known for seeking opportunities to gather professional women for connection and mentoring time whenever she travels for business. This passion for mentoring women inspired her to found 4word(TM), a national nonprofit designed to connect, lead, and support young professional Christian women to fulfill their God-given potential (www.4wordwomen.org). Diane and her husband have four children, and they live in Dallas, Texas, and Portland, Oregon.
About Work, Love, Pray:
Work, Love, Pray is a hands-on guide for young professional Christian women seeking balance and fulfillment in all aspects of their lives. Full of practical advice and inspiring stories, this book helps sidestep the pitfalls of the 'Superwoman, ' while encouraging women to reach for the best of all three worlds: faith, family, and career
About Be Refreshed:
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.