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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...

Thank you for serving!

Honoring the women who serve on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!     Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and we just wanted to give a quick shout out to all the women and men who serve and protect our communities. We were so very honored to have many of those women join us for last year’s Generation W. We are in awe of your courage and inspired by your strength. Thank you!

Jacksonville Attorney Andrea Reyes Honored for Pro Bono Work

Jacksonville attorney Andrea Reyes receives Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award     Congratulations to Jacksonville attorney Andrea Reyes on receiving the 2018 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 4th Judicial Circuit.  According to the Daily Record, the annual award recognizes an attorney in each of the 21 judicial circuits for having freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor. Reyes, who was nominated... more...

Sanyin Siang Named Top 10 LinkedIn Influencer

Generation W speaker Sanyin Siang was named a top LinkedIn Influencer for 2017!     Congratulations to our friend and 2016 Generation W speaker Sanyin Siang for being named to LinkedIn’s Top Voices 2017: Influencers list. Every day, over a million posts, videos and articles course through the LinkedIn feed, generating tens of millions more shares and likes among professionals. LinkedIn digs into the data to reveal their Top Voices list and among those voices are some of today’s... more...

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...