Stories

Your 2017 Summer Bucket List

Today we celebrate the first official day of summer and while the sun is shining brighter a bit longer these days we want to encourage our entire Generation W community to tackle those goals on your summer bucket list. Wait, you don’t have a list? You’re in luck…we asked members of our community to share with us what they will be doing between now and the end of the summer and came up with a list that you can claim as your very own. What I plan to do over the summer…         Play... more...

How Daughters Influence Their Dads

As we reflect on the special men in our lives this weekend, our dads, we thought it would be nice to give a shout out to some very special fathers. A positive father-daughter relationship has such a strong imprint on a young girl’s life. We are so proud of all the dads in our Generation W community who consistently show up and step up on behalf of not only their daughters but on behalf of girls everywhere—knowing that elevating the voices of women, elevates us all. We are hard at work on our... more...

Donna Orender to Speak at BlogHer17

Generation W’s Donna Orender will be part of the Main Stage at #BlogHer17, June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.   Donna will be giving a Spotlight Talk on the inner athlete in us all as well as moderating the Winning: Passion and Perseverance keynote. The all-star panel, which also includes Gabrielle Reece, volleyball legend and Olympic gold medalist, Laurie Hernandez, gymnast and Olympic gold medalist,  Dani Rylan, Founder and Commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League, and Jessi Miley-Dyer,... more...

The Daughter Influence

At Generation W, men have always been an important part of the gender equality conversation. “Bringing men into the conversation in a productive and open-minded way is a crucial step to actually making progress on issues of gender inequality,” writes Jane Porter for Fast Company.  We have witnessed this type of sustainable progress as men in our community intentionally bring more women into the leadership pipeline of their companies and speak out against gender-focused violence and discrimination.... more...

The Power of Female Friendships

As women, our friendships sustain us.  They are the foundations on which we build our lives and they are where we turn when it comes to celebrating our successes and overcoming our challenges. There is always power when women come together (think Generation W, Generation WOW and Generation WORKS) and the power of female friendships can sometimes seem like a true force of nature.  Today, as we celebrate National Best Friend Day, we are giving thanks to some of the female relationships we admire... more...

It’s OK to Drop the Ball

School is out and while the weather warms and classes come to a halt, our to-do-lists are still very much in session. Feeling guilty about the prospect of spending time for fun? While summers offer the promise of a family road trip or vacation, or perhaps this is the summer where you strike one off the bucket list, all the planning and coordinating still feels rather daunting. When the defacto answer is “BUSY!” to the question of “How you are doing?”, we must do better. Women’s... more...

The Connection Between Doughnut Day & Women

Today, if you haven’t already heard, is National Doughnut Day.  While most of the media is covering bizarre doughnut facts (10 billion doughnuts are made in America every year–that’s 31 doughnuts per/person!) and where you can get free doughnuts (click here for some Jacksonville locations), we were more interested in this little story about the history of Doughnut Day from TIME.com. During World War I, women volunteering for the Salvation Army made doughnuts for soldiers serving... more...

Sneak Peek at WOWsdom!

After a successful Generation W event on March 31, the WOW team has been working with the awesome Karen Kurycki on laying out the wonderful letters to our future and younger selves. Check them out below and head over to www.wowsdom.com to order your copy now.  And while you’re there, donate a copy for a girl who could use a little WOW in her life! 

Gen WOW Girls Bring Attention to and Educate Others on Sexual Assault

Thank you, Gen WOW PVHS for raising awareness of sexual assault     April marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In order to bring attention to this serious problem as well as to educate others, Gen WOW of Ponte Vedra High School organized a basic self-defense class. This amazing afternoon empowered participants through situational awareness, defensive postures, and powerful Ju-Jitsu maneuvers. Members reported feeling in control of their bodies and powerful in their own skin.  These... more...

New Direction for Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center is moving in a new direction. “We’ve gone from being the only game in town to one of many, which requires us to strengthen our values,” said Carlton Robinson, vice president of entrepreneurial growth at the JaxChamber during an interview with Jacksonville Business Journal. “That’s what we’re going to do, and we think we’ll be extremely successful to complement some of the other resources... more...