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Ernst & Young Promotes Kelly Grier to Run Its U.S. Business

Ernst & Young LLP promotes Kelly Grier to run its U.S. business   Congratulations to Kelly Grier who was recently named the new chairman and managing partner for Ernst & Young LLP, making her the first woman to lead the giant accounting and professional-services firm in the U.S. According to the Wall Street Journal, this move now means three of the Big Four U.S. accounting firms are now run by women including Generation W partner KPMG. Click here to read more from the Wall Street Journal.    

Rethreaded Launches Partnership with Southwest

Our friends at Rethreaded, a Jacksonville nonprofit that gives human trafficking survivors employment by making products such as handbags and jewelry, have recently announced a partnership with Southwest Airlines. “Southwest is modeling how to use business for good,” Rethreaded founder (and Generation W speaker) Kristin Keen said in an interview with Jacksonville.com. “The partnership gives Rethreaded the exposure we need to grow and have more sales, which will allow us to change more lives.” Through... more...

Monday Motivation: Pop It!

Inspired by a recent Instagram post from Alicia Keys, we thought all of us could use a dose of this dad’s motivation for his daughter. Repeat after us: Pop It! A post shared by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Dec 2, 2017 at 12:37pm PST

Taylor’s Astronaut StarBright GoFundMe Campaign

With dreams of being an astronaut, scientist, and an engineer, Taylor Richardson (aka Astronaut StarBright) has been on the stage of both Generation W and Generation, inspiring us all to keep reaching for the stars. And, she continues to not only make her own STEM dreams come true but through GoFundMe campaigns, Taylor has been able to help other girls too.  Just last year she raised over $20,000 to send more than 1,000 girls to see the movie Hidden Figures and she also sent one girl to attend Space... more...

How Mentors/Mentees Stay Connected (video)

‘Tis the season for busy schedules but even during the busiest of times, it is important for mentors and mentees to stay connected.  Generation WOW’s “Chief Magician” Atiya Abdelmalik shared tips and ideas for keeping the magic of WOW flowing during her recent FB Live event.  Did you miss it?  We’re sharing it below.  

Give the Gift of W!

While you are enjoying the official start of the holiday shopping season (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, etc.), why not mark a few gifts off of your list by giving the gift of W.  We have specially priced tickets for Generation W 2018 to be held on Friday, April 13th at the University of  North Florida. Our holiday pricing is only available through January 1st, so grab your tickets now and share a day of education, inspiration, and connection with those you love! Click here to get... more...

With Gratitude and Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year, my favorite time as I’m sure it is for many of you—THANKSGIVING. I can exhale knowing that the time has come to gather, relax, and reflect. It is the communal spirit of this holiday that elevates us–as a nation, as a community, and as a family. It is wonderful to be able to stop and recognize the daily miracles we often take for granted. It’s been quite the year, and even with all of the noise, I appreciate the time to take a step back and recognize what... more...

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...