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8 Great Quotes from Sanyin Siang during our #GenWChat

Yesterday, we had the honor of hosting our monthly Twitter Chat with Sanyin Siang.  The focus of our discussion was on how to launch a new idea or career and the advice and insight shared by Sanyin is inspiring us to keep on launching.  In case you missed it, here are 8 great nuggets of wisdom from our Gen W Chat host.  You can also click here to see the entire hashtag (#GenWChat) conversation. Want more inspiration and tips on launching? Pick up Sanyin’s new book, The Launch Book.   If... more...

Taylor Richardson’s WOW Instagram Takeover

We loved having Generation WOW speaker Taylor Richardson takeover the WOW Instagram page yesterday.  In case you missed it, we are sharing her images below. And, don’t miss seeing Taylor at Generation WOW on November 1st–click here to sign up to be a mentee or mentor.   “This is my idol Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel to space. She inspires me to “never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations!” ⠀ A post shared by... more...

Betsy Nilan: Why Cancer Made Me Hate Lasagna (video)

If you missed seeing Generation W speaker Betsy Nilan on the stage at TEDxHartford, you can watch her amazing story below. As the daughter of our friend Mary Ann Wasil, the founder of The Get In Touch Foundation, Betsy shares her story of growing up knowing your mom was going to die of breast cancer.  After the passing of Mary Ann in April 2016, Betsy took over as the president The Get In Touch Foundation, a global breast health non-profit focused on teaching individuals of all ages on the importance... more...

Women Inspiring Women: The Right Partners Make All the Difference

Solving your own problem is how most successful businesses get started and is exactly how Amber Gearhart found herself as an entrepreneur. After moving into their first home, Amber was on a mission to find a cover for her toothpaste. Yes, her toothpaste. “My husband doesn’t like to share his toothpaste so he would write his name on the tube in big black letters,” said Amber. “It was so unattractive and distracting, especially in our clean and organized bathroom.” After searching online... more...

5 Great Quotes to Share for Women’s Equality Day

In 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day”, a date selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality, a mission we take seriously here at Generation W. Here are 5 great quotes on equality that you can... more...

Leadership Lessons of Coco Chanel

In addition to being one of the greatest fashion designers of all time, Coco Chanel was also one of the smartest of entrepreneurs, building a brand that even today is one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses. As we celebrate her birthday later this week—she would have been 134!—we wanted to share some of the leadership and business lessons we have learned from this fashion icon.   Always Believe You Will Succeed “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that... more...

Like a Boss

There is nothing better than diving into a great article about gender equality and seeing two amazing friends—and members of the Generation W community—quoted (shout-out to Gerri Elliott, prominent business woman, board member, and founder of Broadrooms, and Shelley Diamond, Chief Client Officer at Young & Rubicam!). The New York Times article made the social media rounds a few weeks ago because it addressed a topic that continues to get deserved attention: Women as CEOs. More specifically,... more...

The Gift of Female Presence

GoldieBlox, the toy company with a focus on promoting engineering as a career for young girls, recently launched a new #BeLikeHer campaign celebrating female role models in sports, politics, and STEM. The video does a wonderful job showcasing the importance of role models. Finding powerful and positive role models for young girls shouldn’t be hard, right? After all, so many of them instantly come to mind (and can be found in the GoldieBlox video) such as athlete Serena Williams, NASA engineer... more...

Inspiration for Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, July 18, 2009, via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make the world a better place,” he said a year earlier. Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place as we celebrate his life and legacy in sustainable ways that will bring about enduring change.  Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s... more...

Watch BlogHer’s #WinningWomen Panel

Did you miss seeing Donna Orender moderating the powerful #WinningWomen panel during #BlogHer17?  We really couldn’t think of any better way to get some wisdom from our Wednesday than listening to Laurie Hernandez, Jessi Miley-Dyer, Dani Rylan and Gabrielle Reece talk with Donna about the athlete inside us all.  Here are some great quotes from the panel as well as a link to watch the entire, glorious conversation. “There is so much strength and power in being loving because there is nothing... more...