Hi,

This issue almost didn’t happen because I was more pressed for time than usual, and my Internet connection went out on Monday evening, making Tuesday morning, you know, the first day of work after a long weekend, all the more challenging.

But these stories were begging to be shared and our spotlighted not-for-profit, Seeds to Sew International, deserves lots of attention. I hope you enjoy this week’s shares:

  • While I talk with a lot of business leaders who feel they and their teams are getting the hang of remote onboarding (and I would count my company among them), I have yet to talk with anyone who says it’s a piece of cake. This article in Harvard Business Review has a few gems worth sharing, so here you go.

  • I know many (most) of us are wondering how to navigate the Covid-vaccine questions for getting workers together again. This news from the federal government starts to put some ropes around it, though there will of course be state-by-state guidelines too, I’m sure.

  • If you’ve been reading What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Leaders for a while, you know I just love these Introvert/Extrovert insights pieces. No surprise, I found another one to share, this time from Well and Good.

Do Good Spotlight on: Seeds to Sew International

We recently learned about Seeds to Sew International, Inc. and couldn’t wait to share! They’re a not-for-profit that checks multiple boxes in the “making the world a better place” category.

Seeds to Sew is a US-based, 501(c)3, non-profit organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. Its goal is for the women and girls in their programs to use these job skills to earn money and to support themselves and their communities.

Supporters can purchase products on the website or at the Seeds to Sew shop in Hopewell, NJ. Purchases directly support the artisans who made them. Whether you are buying their design-patented Enkiteng bags (cloth gift wrapping bags), Enkisoma jewelry (Maasai beaded jewelry), Githomo gifts (handicrafts made out of banana tree bark and other natural materials), Kiondos (baskets made out of recycled plastic), or their featured pop-up items, your purchase directly contributes to the Seeds to Sew mission of empowering women and girls in impoverished areas of the world.

We donated this week and encourage you to learn more about this organization, its mission, and ways you can lend your support.

Short issue, but I hope you agree the shares were good ones. Have a great rest of the week and enjoy the upcoming weekend too!