Articles

August 15th, 2013

Faith Powered Profession

Can a professional Christian women combine a vibrant faith with a productive career? In Faith Powered Profession, Elizabeth Knox charts a path towards a more integrated life. This insightful book provides a toolkit that empowers women to walk confidently in both their faith and...

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April 11th, 2013

Does Working Mom = Massive Guilt?

Meet Tracy Thomas, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Bright Hope, wife of Tojy and mother to Soraya, Caleb and Zachary. Tracy has been a working woman since her teens – she paid for college working at carnivals every summer (as a “carnie” she likes to call it), selling...

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March 1st, 2013

How to Quit Your Job with Grace and Integrity

Ready to quit? We’ve all seen dramatic scenes on TV or in movies where the lead character shouts, “I quit!” and storms out with triumphant music playing in the background, sometimes to the cheers of their coworkers. In real life though, this kind of dramatic display is almost never...

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October 15th, 2012

Full-time CEO Doesn't Equal Part-time Mom

Diane Paddison, Harvard MBA, is Chief Strategy Officer of Cassidy Turley, founder of 4wordwomen.org, and author of Work, Love Pray. In an op ed in USA Today, she discusses Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's headline-producing pregnancy. Diane believes that what’s good for the family is good...

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October 15th, 2012

A Yellen Reputation

Last week the President announced that he planned to nominate Janet Yellen to Chair the Federal Reserve Bank. If approved, she’ll be the first woman to ever hold that post. Wow! There’s a lot being said and written about Ms. Yellen’s political and economic views, but what strikes me is that...

June 10th, 2012

Diane Paddison Speaks at LeTourneau

Diane Paddison spoke to the LeTourneau student body about how faith impacts her work. 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....

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March 1st, 2012

4wordwomen.org | Professional Christian Women

4word is narrowing the gap in resources facing every woman serious about her career, relationships, and faith. 4word's mission is to connect, lead, and support professional Christian women to achieve their God-given potential. 4word does this through 4word: Local Groups, the 4word: Mentor...

February 16th, 2012

Work, Love, Pray

Women building careers in a man’s business world find inspiration and a healthy dose of practical wisdom in Diane Paddison’s climb to the top of the commercial real estate industry. As former COO of two Fortune 500 companies, Paddison’s success as a woman in a male-dominated industry defies...