Stories

Northeast Florida’s Largest Funders Renew Relief Fund

Northeast Florida’s largest funders once again are prepared to manage Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to assist organizations helping those in Northeast Florida affected by Hurricane Irma. United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund joined together in 2016 to establish the Relief Fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Relief Fund is now accepting... more...

Plan Wisely, Be Smart, and Let’s Take Care of Each Other

Katrina, Matthew, Harvey and now Irma. Harvey is barely dry and the video of people stranded has left an indelible impression of the wrath of Mother Nature and the life-changing impact that it can bring. We remain warmed by the big hearts and concerted efforts of our neighbors across the nation who have made Houston their home away from home to provide support and resources. We did not have the next number on the storm line, but here we are, sitting ducks, awaiting the perverse pleasure of one of... 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...

Add These Gen W Authors to Your Reading List

Happy National Read A Book 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...

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This Labor Day weekend, we celebrate all the women and men who work hard each and every day to improve the quality of life for us all. Have a great holiday weekend!

Why Women Should Play Golf Now

While golf is often considered a sport dominated by men, more and more women are hitting the greens. If you haven’t participated in a golf clinic, group lesson, business-sponsored scramble or just a casual 9-hole outing with friends, you are missing out on some great life benefits.   Here are 7 benefits you will receive by playing golf:   It’s Good for Business From connecting with clients or colleagues to getting more face-time with your boss, the golf course provides the perfect... more...

The Power of Sharing Your Story

It is happening everywhere; it is that time of year when kids are going back to school. From kindergarten to college, my friends and family are dealing with the annual send off and the array of emotions that include gratitude that you will once again have a semblance of control over your household, to the genuine pining of the heart for those kids who are moving out or away. For the parents of college freshmen, this is a particularly poignant time as the family dynamics truly shift. As I send my... more...

Melinda Wolfe Named Global Head of Human Resources for GLG

Melinda Wolfe joins Gerson Lehrman Group as Global Head of HR     GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) recently announced that Melinda Wolfe has joined the company as Global Head of Human Resources, overseeing all aspects of HR operations for the company and joining its senior management team. Wolfe, who has been a Generation W speaker, has more than 20 years of experience at the highest levels of global human resources management, most recently serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer... 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...

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...