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WNBA Players Featured in Video Game

WNBA fans will now get to see some of their favorite players in a video game.  “NBA Live 18” is adding women’s basketball players to the game this fall–it’s the first time players on all 12 WNBA teams will be featured. According to an article in the Lowell Sun, head scans of WNBA players were conducted over the past year. The developers held motion-capture sessions with No. 1 draft pick Kelsey Plum of the San Antonio Stars and others. Veterans Candace Parker and Tina... more...

NCAA Now Requires Training for Sexual Violence Prevention

NCAA coaches, athletes, and athletic administrators will be required to participate in annual training for sexual violence prevention.  The new policy comes after campus sexual assaults made headlines and numerous universities in the U.S. “Too many schools thought that they could handle, the athletic department could handle complaints about sexual assault within the athletic department and that’s just not true,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar during an interview with First Coast News.  Hogshead-Makar,... 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...

Add These Gen W Authors to Your Reading List

Happy National Book Lovers Day! If you’re needing a few books to add to your list, might we recommend one of these new reads from our Gen W community?  And, if that’s not enough, check out this post for even more great books from the speakers who have graced the Generation W stage.   Reimagining Healthcare: Through a Gender Lens—Carolyn Buck Luce Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less—by Tiffany Dufu Unstoppable—Simone Edwards and Jobi Tyson Dancers in Motion: The Art... 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...

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...

Real Men Wear Pink Campaign Kicks Off in Jacksonville

Generation W 2015 speaker Eric Mann, president and CEO of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, is just one of 35 candidates looking to be the top Real Man of the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign kicked-off in Jacksonville earlier this month. Click here to see the entire list of candidates. According to the Times-Union, Real Men candidates volunteered or were nominated by friends. In addition to raising money between now and the Making Strides walk and wearing pink in October,... 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...

Maccabi USA Women’s Basketball Brings Home GOLD

Congratulations to Coach Sherry Levin and the Maccabi USA Women’s Basketball team on bringing home the GOLD during the 20th World Maccabiah Games. As Coach Sherry said in a recent Facebook post: “Time to pack our gold medals, memories and head home. ‘Two weeks to experience. A lifetime to remember.’ Shalom Israel.” See the post-game celebration below.      

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...