Category Archives: Diane Paddison’s blog

Racing Towards MENTORSHIP: Olympian Lopez Lomong & Me

As a professional Christian woman who started 4word to minister specifically to professional Christian women, I felt like it was fairly obvious who I would be led to mentor. God, of course, had other plans for me. He placed a mentee … Continue reading

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Look Out: Smart Christians Ahead

Most of what I really needed to know about operating a business I learned working at the family orchard and fruit stand starting around age five. Later in life, I also earned a degree from Harvard Business School. My time … Continue reading

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Why Are We Not Good At This?

Are you looking to be promoted? Do you wish there were more women in senior management at your firm? Do you feel like you just need a tiny nudge, and then things in your career would be amazing? Well, my … Continue reading

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Put Your Cell Phone Away

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a multi-tasker are you? Honestly? I’m probably an 11. And I’m not entirely sure how my life would work if I weren’t that way. Sometimes, doing two things at once … Continue reading

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Ditch Mommy Guilt and Take Store Bought Cupcakes

Do you remember that Time magazine article that focused on a style of parenting called “attachment parenting?” The article asked the question “Are you mom enough?” which is a direct attack on us moms working outside of our homes. It puts … Continue reading

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Must-Knows Before Your Job Interview

Both of my daughters are now at an age where they are starting to consider their careers in earnest, and as a result, I’ve been fielding lots of practical questions lately about the job application and interview process. This week … Continue reading

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Not “Female Leaders,” Just “Leaders”

With female executives stepping up to the plate and making their voices heard, women now have many more role models in leadership. Women like Mary Barra of General Motors, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, and Virginia Rometty of IBM are becoming … Continue reading

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Ahhh, You’re Wearing THAT?

My friend and fellow executive looked slightly sheepish as he came into my office and closed the door. As soon as I saw him, I knew what was coming. “Diane,” he said with a pained expression. “I have to ask … Continue reading

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Relaunch Your Career After Launching Your Family

  CEO, COO, CFO & HR Manager, Mommy, Inc. (1994-2014). Executive in charge of human being development, including socialization, quality controls, and logistics. Undertook comprehensive team-building and motivational program. Oversaw complex trade negotiations (valued at up to 1.5 million Legos). … Continue reading

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Social Media: The Latest Disorder Plaguing Girls (of all ages)

Morgan Eseke is a business marketing professional (and 4word woman!) here in Dallas. She has a passion for mentoring younger women, and in 2009 she launched a multigenerational discipleship ministry in Norman, Ok called CoffeeTalk. Most recently, she launched a … Continue reading

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