Welcome to “Christian Women in the Workplace”. The purpose of this initiative is to bring encouragement to all women presently in the workplace. We will be highlighting a new person each month that will share a workplace tip and a meaningful Bible verse. Follow us on Facebook and or Instgram to be notified the first of the month when a new person is added.
If you are interested, (or have questions) about being a part of our series, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet this beautiful lady, Cynthia, who is from Forest Park, IL. Cynthia is a Financial Grant Specialist for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has been serving in this position for twelve years. She supports States and Native American Tribes in monitoring grants issued under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. These grants focus to provide safe and stable out-of -home care for children until those children can safely return home or placed permanently with adoptive families or other arrangements for permanency.
Workplace tip: Strive to be an “Active Listener”.
Meaningful Bible verse: This verse is part of my work prayer in my journal.
Know this, my beloved brothers; let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteous of God.
April 2022: We would like to introduce you to Joyce from Mississippi. Joyce is a Certified Management Accountant who has been thriving in her workplace.
Workplace Tip: Be open to help others learn. We often learn something in return.
Meaningful Bible Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all you heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23
March 2022: Alba Quijano is an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant who lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.
Workplace Tip: Not everyone can work at what they love the most, but we all can love our job no matter what it is. So, enjoy whatever you do.
Meaningful Bible verse: “Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20
February 2022: Dea Bejster is this month’s featured woman in the workplace. As a mechanical engineer designer/drafter she is intentional about encouraging women in the workplace.
Workplace tip: Passwords! Passwords! What a lot of passwords we have to enter throughout the work day! Two frustrations I have are 1) (You guessed it!) having to keep straight so many passwords and 2) not being skilled at memorizing scripture. Now I have a solution: use scripture references as passwords, which results in helping memorize scripture. For example, JLSneh8:10 can help us memorize “The Joy of the Lord is my strength” from Nehemiah 8:10. The colon in scripture references works perfectly with the often-required “special character” in passwords. Have fun with what scripture-based passwords you can create… and, as a bonus, get a little more of God’s word integrated in your work day.
Meaningful Bible Verse: At the beginning of each workday: Nehemiah 8:10b “…for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
January 2022: To start us off this year we would like to introduce you to Sharon Baloue.
Sharon is a private tutor in Chicago, Illinois. She provides clear step-by-step teaching to assist students in learning and mastering academic subjects. After each tutoring session, she documents the material and tasks covered to share student’s progress with their parents. She currently tutors students from ages four to eighteen.
Workplace tip: God encourages Sharon to not be overwhelmed by the dysfunction and messiness of people’s lives. She believes that the Lord has brought her into the lives of these families because she can be a positive influence in their lives. She finds that when offering a listening ear people are eager to share their struggles and fear. Then she has an opportunity to tell what Jesus has done in the lives of her two sons which often leads to sharing the Gospel. She encourages women to make every effort to show the love of Christ to those around them and see how God is working in their lives.
Meaningful Bible Verses: Matthew 5:16: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
November 2021: This month we want to introduce you to another woman who is thriving in the workplace! This is Leona. She is President of JEP Marketing Communications in Bedford TX.
Her workplace tip: “Tapping into the power of the Holy Spirit has guided me in my networking relationships, business decisions and even the presentations I make. By relying on His power and not mine, I can accomplish and achieve more than I could ever do on my own.
Meaningful Verse – 2 Corinthians 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
October 2021: This is Vivette Payne. She is President of the Avery Payne Group, which specializes in organization, team, and leadership development.
Workplace tip: When you move into a new leadership role, accelerate building relationships with your new staff by clarifying important expectations. Think about, “what is most important for those I am leading to know about me?”
Meaningful Bible verse:
Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed on You, because they trust in you.”
SEPTEMBER 2021: Meet Teresa. She lives in Iowa and is currently a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She adds so much to our weekly Zoom Bible studies, and we are very grateful to know her, and we wanted you to get to know her too. Listen to her two-minute video for more of her workplace tips: “Be yourself. Don’t try to be perfect…”
The Bible verse she would like to share:
Philippians 3:8-11: “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”
AUGUST 2021: First in our new series, “Christian Women in the Workplace” is Tabitha. We met this special lady on our Tuesday evening Zoom Bible study. She lives in India. She worked as an IT consultant for 17 years. Now, an early childhood educator, self published author, inspired to write. She blogs on her website 2MileToolkit.com and design planners.