Stories

FB LIVE: Keep the Magic of WOW Flowing

It’s all about connecting! Stories continue to come in from both WOW mentors and mentees and the resounding theme is “connection.” But as we head into the busy holiday season, how can you stay connected to your mentor or mentee? WOW’s “Main Magician” Atiya Abdelmalik will be sharing her best tips for how you can keep the magic of WOW flowing as well as answering all of your mentoring questions during our next Facebook LIVE event–Wednesday, November 22nd at... more...

Jay Newton-Small Looks at What Happens When Women Reach Critical Mass of Influence

Generation W speaker Jay Newton-Small’s article from this week’s print edition of TIME, on stands now! http://time.com/5016735/when-women-reach-a-critical-mass-of-influence/ What Happens When Women Reach a Critical Mass of Influence By Jay Newton-Small If it seems like the structures that enable sexism are exploding, that’s because they scientifically are, according to the theory of critical mass. When women reached 20% in the Senate, they went after the Pentagon to reform the military’s... more...

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...

Generation WOW: Still Feeling the Positive and the Possible

“The day is finally here! We are so thrilled to be at Generation WOW with some of our amazing young ladies!” We received this Twitter message from our friends at City Year JAX right after the Lazzara Performance Hall doors opened to welcome the largest class of mentors and mentees for Generation WOW 2017. It pretty much summed up how all of us were feeling at that very moment as well. Excitement. Anticipation. We could hardly contain our emotions as the positive and the possible enveloped... more...

Generation WOW 2017: That’s a Wrap!

What a day! We are all riding high on the positive & the possible after today’s exhilarating Generation WOW.  We will soon be sharing more great images and quotes from our day, but for now, enjoy these moments caught via social media:   “For the girls out there, today is just the beginning” @DonnaOrender motivating the team as we prepare to start the @Generation_Wow event — Michelle Cook (@Wunulub) November 1, 2017     Kicking off @Generation_Wow with a... more...

Generation WOW on But, First Brunch Podcast

We love listening to the But, First Brunch podcast (w/ Generation WOW speaker Catalina Alers-Alers), but we especially loved this latest episode with our very own Donna Orender talking about the power of WOW.  Take a listen…

Catalina Alers-Alers’ Instagram Take Over

We loved having Generation WOW speaker Catalina Alers-Alers take over the WOW Instagram page last week.  In case you missed it, we are sharing her inspirational images below. We can’t wait to see Catalina at Generation WOW on November 1st!   “Graduation day at UNF was bittersweet for my family and me. My dad’s death is the best worst thing to ever happen to me. That’s not something people normally say about losing a parent. But at the time, I was dragging my feet in... more...

Atiya Abdelmalik Answers Your WOW Qs (video)

No one shows the excitement of WOW more than our own Atiya Abdelmalik.  Yesterday, Atiya answered pretty much every question you could possibly have about next week’s Generation WOW during our FB Live event.  Did you miss it?  We’re sharing it below. We have just a few spots still available for Generation WOW 2017.  Grab yours here and join us next Wednesday (Nov 1) at the University of North Florida.

Laura Morey’s Instagram Take Over

We loved having Generation WOW speaker Laura Morey take over the W Instagram page yesterday.  In case you missed it, we are sharing her images below, all representing people who inspire her. And, don’t miss seeing Laura at Generation WOW on November 1st–click here to sign up to be a mentee or mentor. Carmen Townsend – JT Townsend Foundation⠀ “Carmen Townsend’s son, JT, was a high school athlete who had a devastating spinal cord injury on the field. JT’s strength... more...