Tag: women in leadership

Called Together: A Biblical Perspective on Gender Roles in the Workplace (Part 2)

By Joanna Meyer. Read Part 1 here. “To be honest, I don’t know any women like me…” It’s a lament I hear often when I ask career-minded Christian women to introduce me to faithful women in their network. This feeling of isolation isn’t limited to professional women — ask any stay-at-home mom how lonely her days can be and you’ll…

“She Is”: New Curriculum on Vocation

By Paul Matsushima “She Is…Biblical Reflections on Vocation” is a workbook designed to help people engage questions of vocation through the stories of various biblical women. Each of these women – Lydia, Esther, the Proverbs 31 Woman, Mary, Abigail, and Ruth – demonstrates a faithfulness to God, as God calls them in particular and encouraging ways. This workbook contains a collection of…

Called Together: A Biblical Perspective on Gender Roles in the Workplace (Part 1)

By Joanna Meyer One of the highlights of Denver Institute’s event calendar is our annual business leaders’ event “Business for the Common Good.” This year’s gathering was no exception as entrepreneurs and executives from across the country joined us to consider how God could work through the gifts and influence of His people. Guests packed the Studio Loft at Ellie…

Salting a Corporation: A Video from the 2014 Boston Faith at Work Summit

The purpose of the Faith@Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at work movement from every industry sector to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in workplaces around the world. The 2018 Faith at Work Summit, held in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on October 11th-13th, is now open for registration! The early bird pricing for registration is now available at $179 per ticket, so be sure to purchase soon. 

Gloria Nelund spent nearly 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful executives in the international investment management industry. After retiring from Deutsche Bank, she co-founded TriLinc Global; an investment firm dedicated to creating impact investment products that will attract significant private capital to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. In 2013, TriLinc launched a $1.25 billion impact fund for U.S. retail investors to provide growing businesses in select developing economies. Gloria is also Chairman and Independent Trustee for RS Investments mutual fund complex, and a frequent guest lecturer at several top business schools. She writes about her talk here at the 2014 Boston Summit:

I spent almost 30 years on Wall Street, with a very successful career in the investment management industry. While I live by a personal commitment to honor God in all I do, I always felt guilty about having a career in business – especially one which I enjoyed and that brought me significant personal rewards. In 2005, I retired to finally be able to “serve God,” and after an almost three year “wilderness” journey of desperately seeking my purpose, God demonstrated that my job had been my very own mission field. I highlight my personal journey, disclosing my three “secrets to success” (working hard, solving problems and helping people) in navigating a career in some of the largest organizations in the world, offering some insight for being the only woman in the male-dominated investment industry, and revealing the one book that influenced all of my actions and perspectives.

The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women

Things you need to do soon: Read Katelyn Beaty’s excellent article, “The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women,” at Christianity Today.  She references a new Barna survey which notes “that evangelicals—while generally supportive of working women—were the group least likely to support them compared with all Americans,” and she outlines several possible reasons why. Sign up for a free digital copy of “Change…

I Desire This For My Sisters, Too: Book Review of A Woman’s Place by Katelyn Beaty

By Melissa Lee Emerson When my pastor mentioned that he had just read and endorsed a manuscript about women and work, I naturally had to ask him to tell me more. I almost stopped listening after he told me that the title was A Woman’s Place, but I stomached the visceral reaction, asked for an extra dose of grace, and…