Stories

Honoring Women on Memorial Day

This weekend, as we prepare to honor all those who have courageously fought for our country, we want to take a few moments to recognize women–past and present–who have served this country in many ways.  Some stats from The National Women’s History Project: Over 24,000 women served in World War I half of whom were nurses in the Navy, Army and Red Cross. From 1942-1945, while men fought in the battlefront of World War II, over 18 million women filled the civilian and defense positions... more...

Summer Wine 101

Oh, how we love summer. The smell of charcoal as we prepare to grill big, beefy steaks for our friends.   Packing up some crusty bread and good cheese for an impromptu dinner in the park. Tossing a salad made from the fresh ingredients found in your own garden. There is something about summertime food that makes you want to linger in the moment—it practically invites conversation and relaxation especially when you pair your summer food finds with the perfect glass of wine. Generation W 2015 speaker... more...

John Gerzema Named Co-CEO of Harris Insights & Analytics

John Gerzema has been named co-chief executive officer of Harris Insights & Analytics   Generation W 2014 speaker John Gerzema has been named a co-chief executive officer of Harris Insights & Analytics.  He will be sharing co-chief executive officer duties with Will Johnson.  Previously, Gerzema and Johnson were senior executives at Young & Rubicam Group. Gerzema was Chairman/CEO and Johnson was President at BAV Consulting which oversees BrandAsset Valuator, the world’s... more...

Carla Harris to Keynote MGM’s Women’s Leadership Conference

Carla Harris to be featured keynote speaker at Women’s Leadership Conference   Financial expert and best-selling author Carla Harris will be the featured keynote speaker at the MGM Resorts Foundation’s 11th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC). The non-profit event will be held Aug. 7 and 8 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Harris who was a speaker during Generation W 2014, is the managing director and senior client advisor at financial services giant... more...

Register Now for Generation WOW

Generation WOW is headed to the University of North Florida on November 1, 2017, and we are looking for a few awesome high school girls to join us! Is that YOU? Generation WOW is where teen girls, such as yourself, will be inspired to laugh, learn, lend a hand, and connect during a very special afternoon created just for you! It’s a time where the leaders of tomorrow – YOU – have a unique opportunity to connect with the leaders of today. You will leave feeling inspired and ready... more...

We Love You Mom!

Well, one thing is true, we all have mothers. They bring us into the world and for that we are grateful. To those of them who have nurtured us, wiped our noses (and other places), assured us, cheered us and fed us, we are grateful. For those of us who now have children of our own and know first hand the struggles and the joys of motherhood, we are even more grateful.  They say that mom knows best. I smile as I write that, as I can remember letting my mom know, in no uncertain terms more than once,... more...

What Teachers Teach Us about Being a Mentor

  For many of us, teachers are the very first mentors we encounter. Maybe it was the first grade teacher who taught you how to effectively handle playground conflicts (Provides Guidance) or the middle school coach who encouraged you to try out for the track team (Builds Self-Confidence) or the high school math teacher who stayed after school to make sure you finally got that new math concept (Shares Knowledge), whatever the experience, chances are a teacher was there to take your hand and show... more...

Adecco Named Top Company for Executive Women

Gen W Partner Adecco named one of the 2017 NAFE Top Companie for Executive Women     Congratulations to Generation W Partner Adecco for being named one of the 2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women.  In a recent feature for Working Mother magazine the company, which is helmed by President Joyce Russell (who was a Generation W 2017 speaker), was honored for being a “place where women from diverse backgrounds can launch spectacular careers.”  Russell herself started there... more...

Jacksonville and Equal Pay

  In a new report from Abodo, the wage gap currently sits at just over 21 percent with Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, showing the most equal pay and Provo, UT, taking the bottom spot in pay equality.  So, where does Jacksonville fall? Our friends at the Jacksonville Business Journal dug deep into this study to uncover some information specific to our community.  Here are the findings: Out of the 100 metropolitan statistical areas surveyed Jacksonville ranks 49th. Jacksonville ranks higher than the... more...

Taylor Richardson Speaks at D.C.’s March For Science

Congrats Taylor Richardson on speaking at D.C.’s March For Science     We are constantly amazed at how much our Generation WOW girl (and Generation W 2017 speaker) Taylor Richardson accomplishes each month.  A few weeks ago, Taylor was speaking on the main stage at Washington D.C.’s March For Science event.  CNN covered it live and has a video on its Facebook page–you’ll see Taylor around the 19:50 mark! She got to meet people like QuestLove, Little Miss Flint... more...