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Ernst & Young Promotes Kelly Grier to Run Its U.S. Business

Ernst & Young LLP promotes Kelly Grier to run its U.S. business   Congratulations to Kelly Grier who was recently named the new chairman and managing partner for Ernst & Young LLP, making her the first woman to lead the giant accounting and professional-services firm in the U.S. According to the Wall Street Journal, this move now means three of the Big Four U.S. accounting firms are now run by women including Generation W partner KPMG. Click here to read more from the Wall Street Journal.    

Congrats to MAYOR Shelley Brindle

Generation W speaker Shelley Brindle becomes Mayor of Westfield, NJ!     We are so proud of 2017 Generation W speaker Shelley Brindle on becoming the mayor of Westfield, NJ.  Shelley, who told us back in July that knocking on “about 5,000 doors of town residents to win their vote in November” was part of her summer bucket list (read the story here), defeated Westfield’s longest-serving mayor and is a great example of women who are determined to change the world by getting... more...

Her Song Opens Safe House for Human Trafficking Victims

Congratulations to Her Song on the opening of Freedom Cottage.     Congratulations to Her Song on the opening of Freedom Cottage, the first safe house in Northeast Florida for women leaving human trafficking. According to an article in the Times-Union, Freedom Cottage is the first of what is hoped to be multiple Northeast Florida safe houses. Four women at a time will live in the home, with on-site coaches who provide special “trauma-informed care” not available in traditional temporary... more...

Donna Orender Named Ali Center “Daughter of Greatness”

Generation W’s Donna Orender named Ali Center “Daughter of Greatness”       The Muhammad Ali Center recently named Generation W’s Donna Orender a “Daughter of Greatness”. Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness series features prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and the pursuit of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. Donna was invited to speak at their September breakfast held on September 22, 2017. Click... more...

Taylor Richardson Featured in #WCWinSTEM

Generation WOW and W speaker Taylor Richardson featured in #WCWinSTEM     So proud of Taylor Richardson (aka Astronaut StarBright) for once again inspiring girls in STEM. Taylor, an aspiring engineer and astronaut, is the most recent young woman featured in #WCWinSTEM, a series that focuses on girls of color who are “inspiring young minds to be engineers”.  Taylor’s interview is filled with great nuggets of wisdom and inspiration including our favorite quote: “Always... more...

Melinda Wolfe Named Global Head of Human Resources for GLG

Melinda Wolfe joins Gerson Lehrman Group as Global Head of HR     GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) recently announced that Melinda Wolfe has joined the company as Global Head of Human Resources, overseeing all aspects of HR operations for the company and joining its senior management team. Wolfe, who has been a Generation W speaker, has more than 20 years of experience at the highest levels of global human resources management, most recently serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer... more...

UNF Senior Angela Inciong Honored for Mentoring Teens

UNF Senior Angela Inciong Honored for Mentoring Teens   Congratulations to Angela Inciong, a student at Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida, for being recognized with the Senior Service Award, which is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service by the UNF Alumni Association. In partnership with C.A.M.P. Osprey, Inciong met with 8 students from River City Science Academy each week teaching them about how to build leadership skills such as public... more...

Meet the 2017 Women of Influence

Congratulations to 2017 Women of Influence     The Jacksonville Business Journal recently announced the 17 women who will be honored as Women of Influence during an event on August 22nd. This award recognizes the women who have helped shape the Jacksonville community and the region overall by their involvement in businesses, non-profits, and the public sector. This year’s winners: Teri Sowder, Cathy Chambers, Charu Raheja, Heather Quick, Ellen Sullivan, Lynne Elliott, Tracey Westbrook,... more...

Borders, Solomon, Overholt Named Most Powerful Women in Sports

Lisa Borders, Molly Solomon & Alison Overholt named Most Powerful Women in Sports   Congratulations to all the women who have been named to Adweek’s list of Most Powerful Women in Sports, especially the three that have graced the stage at Generation W: Lisa Borders (Generation W 2012), Molly Solomon (Generation W 2013), and Alison Overholt (Generation W 2016).  Thank you for all you do to inspire us all and influence generations of players and fans. Click here for the entire list... more...

Gen WOW Girls Bring Attention to and Educate Others on Sexual Assault

Thank you, Gen WOW PVHS for raising awareness of sexual assault     April marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In order to bring attention to this serious problem as well as to educate others, Gen WOW of Ponte Vedra High School organized a basic self-defense class. This amazing afternoon empowered participants through situational awareness, defensive postures, and powerful Ju-Jitsu maneuvers. Members reported feeling in control of their bodies and powerful in their own skin.  These... more...