Diane Paddison, 4word Founder and Executive Director, is a Harvard MBA, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 company, and serves as an independent director for two corporate and four not-for-profit boards and Advisory Boards including the Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association Board and The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board.
Diane is a leading advocate for Christian women in the workplace. 4word’s vision is to build a global Community of Christian Women in the Workplace. It’s mission is to help women reach their God-given potential with confidence.
We connect our women in three ways: 1. Digital Community of 132,000 in 2019, 2. Local Groups in 27 cities with a specialty C-Level group, and 3. Mentor Program that over 500 pairs have graduated. In addition, we have piloted a Corporate Mentor Program for a class of ten.
Diane published Work, Love, Pray in 2011, laying the foundation for 4word and Be Refreshed . . . a year of devotions for women in the workplace in 2017. She authors blog posts at 4wordwomen.org and is a featured columnist for The Washington Times.
Diane and her husband, Chris, have four children and one grandchild and live in Dallas, Texas.
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