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WOWsdom Project Update: Let’s Keep GROWING!
December 9, 2016 Why are stretch goals so important? It means read more
Double Down on WOWsdom!
December 7, 2016 New perks are coming your way when we raise read more
WOWsdom Hits First Funding Goal!
December 7, 2016 The #wowsdomnation is going to be a reality read more
Mary Kelli Palka becomes Editor of Times-Union
December 6, 2016 Congratulations to Mary Kelli Palka on being read more
WOWsdom Project Update: Meet Our Illustrator
December 6, 2016 Karen Kurycki is a designer/illustrator in read more
Donna Orender on the Power of ‘WHY NOT?’
November 30, 2016 Leadership, power, empowerment—they never read more
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This Giving Tuesday Give a Gift to Girls
November 29, 2016 Help us reach the WOWsdom! Kickstarter goal read more
A WOWsdom! Thank You from Donna Orender
November 23, 2016 A little pre-Thanksgiving message from Donna read more
So Girls Don’t Have To Say ‘I Wish I Would’ve Known’
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2016-12-06 17:51:00Congratulations to Mary Kelli Palka on being named the first female editor of Times-Union!  
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Women Writing for (a) Change: Fourth Fridays @ Jacksonville Public Library--Downtown
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A free one-hour writing circle on the Fourth Friday of every month.  We’ll be in the new “Maker Space” on the ground floor of the library.


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Paul D. KalsbeekEVP & Regional Group Head, Wells Fargo
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Nancy Hogshead-MakarCEO, Champion Women
Liz RobbinsOwner, Liz Robbins Associates
JeffriAnne WilderAssociate Professor of Sociology & Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, UNF
Fran KinneFormer President, Jacksonville University

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Donna Orender

Articles by this authorThe Power of Asking WHY NOTIn the crazed run-up to the holidays, distractions abound everywhere: another news alert, a click bait headline, email pop-ups, voicemails blinking, text messages flashing, social media notifications, and online retailers read more

Patti Minglin

Articles by this authorThe Value of a Clean SlateThe first day of a new school year is like New Year’s Day for me. Seeing the new notebooks, highlighters and pens so carefully packed in the dirt-free backpacks symbolizes read more

Angie Orth

Articles by this author6 Things I Wish I Knew at 171. You don’t have to have all the answers now. Deciding where to go to college and what to major in are huge decisions, ones I recall stressing about as if read more

Candace Moody

Articles by this authorThe Most Powerful Question in the World“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” Albert Einstein One question has been the source of almost all scientific, creative, and philosophical discovery and progress since the read more

Tina Lifford

Articles by this authorSimple Answers for Moving ForwardOver the course of our lives, we will have to recover from all kinds of experiences. However, within every challenge there lies a doorway to a higher, more invincible you. Adopt an read more

Kathryn Pearson Peyton

Articles by this authorGiving Patients Access to Prior Mammograms: For Me, It’s PersonalI never imagined that I would be a radiologist advocating for patients in the healthcare tech world. The life pursuit of throwing open access to prior mammograms for women wasn’t read more

Sanyin Siang

Articles by this authorAn Olympian and IOC board member reflects on a life in sports"Sport is such a reflection of society, and when you have equal numbers of women and men, it reflects on how you value women and where you place them in read more

Ashley Tappan

Articles by this authorFitness & Transformational Leadership: What's the Connection?  Many of us (athletes or not) are moved by stories of athletic pursuits that translate into lessons of transformational leadership. But what if you tried an athletic pursuit read more

Larraine Segil

Articles by this authorAppointing three new Larraine Segil Scholars for 2016- amazing women with great futures!I am proud to announce that our 2016 scholars have been selected and are now part of the Larraine Segil Scholars group. We hold our quarterly dinner in late September read more

April Rudin

Articles by this authorAlec Ross Wants To Talk To Your KidsNever mind that he was raised by a mother so ferocious she was nicknamed, “Becky the Barbarian.” To paraphrase Barry Goldwater, ferocity in defense of your kids’ education is no read more

Kristen Walker

Articles by this authorStop Looking for Evidence of What You Don't WantYou know that uneasy feeling you get when you know you’re doing something that’s not good for you … but you keep doing it anyway? Maybe you’re staying in read more
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