CelebrateUs

Maryam Banikarim Shares Insight in New Book

Maryam Banikarim Shares Insight in New Book         Generation W opening speaker Maryam Banikarim, Global CMO of Hyatt Hotels, is one of 18 CMOs of leading global brands sharing insights in the new book Global CMO: Best Practice in Marketing Effectiveness & Efficiency Around the World. The book examines the challenges arising out of digital transformation and how it has changed the modern marketing playbook. Click here to read more about the book.

Laticia Rolle’s Brand TRESS Featured in Brit + Co

Laticia Rolle’s Brand TRESS Featured in Brit + Co         Loved seeing Generation W speaker Laticia Rolle’s brand TRESS featured in Brit + Co. “Anyone with curly hair — whether it be braided, kinky, or wavy — knows the serious struggle that is finding a baseball cap that actually fits. Like everyone else, curly-haired babes want to enjoy the luxury of tossing on a hat and being on their way but instead, they’re forced to battle unruly strands and too small toppers.... more...

Wendy Borlabi Inducted into SWOSU’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Dr. Wendy Borlabi inducted into SWOSU’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame       Dr. Wendy Borlabi, who led one of this year’s Generation W breakout sessions, will be inducted into Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame during its 2018 graduation ceremony on May 5th. Dr. Borlabi is a member of the class of 1994 and studied psychology at SWOSU. Wendy currently serves as HighPerformance Coach for the Chicago Bulls and as an independent consultant... more...

Giselle Carson Completes 2018 Boston Marathon

Giselle Carson Completes 2018 Boston Marathon         Generation W speaker Giselle Carson was one of 51 competitors from Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to complete the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon. Giselle finished the course in just a little over 4 hours. Giselle who is an attorney at Marks Gray, has completed triathlons and marathons on six of the seven continents and is an Ironman athlete. You can see the results of all 51 local runners here.  

Megha Parekh Featured in FSU’s Sports Talk Series

Generation W Speaker Megha Parekh Featured on Sports Talk Series         Generation W speaker Megha Parekh, senior vice president and chief legal officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was recently featured in Florida State University’s Sports Talk Series. Megha discussed her role as a woman in a male-dominated sports industry and her responsibilities as a young professional in a high-level executive position. Click here for more information about Meha and FSU’s Foundation... more...

Rasheda Ali Honored by AHRC

Rasheda Ali Honored with Spirit of Humanity Award         Congratulations to Generation W speaker Rasheda Ali on being honored by the American Human Rights Council (AHRC). Rasheda, who will be a speaker during the organization’s Dinner Gala on May 4th, will receive the Spirit of Humanity award as well as be part of a Special Tribute honoring her late father, Muhammad Ali. “Just like her late father, she works tirelessly to benefit all humanity,” said ARCH executive director... more...

Mark Bustos Named Inspirational Entrepreneur

Mark Bustos Featured as Inspirational Entrepreneur         We loved seeing Generation W speaker Mark Bustos in a recent issue of GQ India as a millennial entrepreneur who inspires. “They love what they do and are defined by it,” says watch brand Fossil, a partner in the magazine’s feature. “They follow their passion and fulfill their own needs.” Click here to see Mark’s feature and read about the other young entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world.

Congratulations to the 2018 Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts honoring 7 Women of Distinction in Jacksonville     We are looking forward to celebrating with 7 local women who have made significant contributions to our community during this year’s Women of Distinction event to be held on April 19th.  The Women of Distinction is Girl Scouts of Gateway Council’s signature fundraising event to honor outstanding women in Northeast Florida for their professional accomplishments, service to others and community impact. This year,... more...

Donna Orender named one of the 52 Game Changers in Jacksonville

Donna Orender named one of the 52 Game Changers in Jacksonville     An initiative started by Leading Ladies 904, all the women on this list are change agents, heoric, inventive, bold and leaving their mark on this community, a place that is very dear to Donna’s heart: “I want Jacksonville to be seen as a place of thought leadership that is the driver of being a living and working model community. It is a place where we all wake up in the morning certain that equity for all is... more...

Fran Kinne and Audrey Moran Honored by Girls Inc. of Jacksonville

Congratulations to Fran Kinne and Audrey Moran for being honored by Girls Inc. of Jacksonville     Dr. Frances Kinne (Women of Vision Honoree) and Audrey Moran (Champions for Girls Honoree) will both be honored during Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s 2nd Annual Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon to be held on March 8th at WJCT.  The Girls Inc. Women of Vision Celebration fundraising luncheon will raise awareness about global, national and local girls’ issues and challenges, the... more...