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Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company Honored by FABI

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company’s Blood Orange Juice Receives FABI Award     Generation W Catering Partner Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company’s Blood Orange Juice has won a prestigious Food and Beverage Industry Award (FABI) at the annual competition hosted by the National Restaurant Association.  Each year, the Associations’ FABI Awards honor the year’s most delicious, unique and exciting food and beverage products.“It’s a special honor to have leaders... more...

Amanda Mickelson named to All-Academic Team

Generation W speaker Amanda Mickelson named to San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team       Congratulations to Generation W speaker Amanda Mickelson for being named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team. The All-Academic Team honors juniors and seniors who participated in a California Interscholastic Federation-approved varsity sport and maintained a cumulative, weighted grade-point average of 3.0 or better. Click here to see the entire list of honorees.

Talking Generation W Breakout Sessions on First Coast News

Generation W Partner Web.com‘s Mary Kellmanson recently joined Donna Orender on WJCT’s “First Coast News” to talk more about the Breakout Sessions available during this year’s Generation W.  Click here to listen. Will you be joining us on March 31st?  Click here for more information & registration.  

Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams and the Power of WOWsdom

“I’m a fierce supporter of women and leadership development,” said Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams during her interview on The Chat.  “And for me this conference [Generation W] is all about that.” Yvette joined Donna Orender and the ladies of The Chat to discuss the power of WOWsdom.  Watch the clip below and make plans to join us for Generation W on March 31st at the University of North Florida where you will see WOWsdom in action. Click here for info & tickets.          

Michelle Cook and Donna Orender on The Chat

Did you see Generation W’s Donna Orender and Michelle Cook, Director of Patrol and Enforcement for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, on The Chat yesterday? Watch the clips below and be sure to join us on March 31st at the University of North Florida for Generation W 2017 where Michelle will be joined by other amazing “Women in Blue” to talk about the changing face of law enforcement. Click here to grab your tickets now!  

Times-Union Features “Women in Blue”

We were so excited to see this great article by Beth Reese Cravey in the Florida Times-Union on Sunday regarding the female trailblazers in law enforcement who will be on the Generation W stage March 31, 2017. Here’s an excerpt: “Early on, being a woman in law enforcement was very challenging. From officers who didn’t want to work with women, to uniforms that didn’t fit, this job was pretty tough in the beginning,” said Michelle Cook, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office director of... more...

The Changing Face of Law Enforcement

Last year I read the first two pages of Jay Newton-Small’s book, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works and I was hooked. A day and a half later I was smarter and wiser. I was particularly taken by her research around women in law enforcement. As we have engaged on the issues around diversity and trust, understanding how vital they are to safe communities, we were motivated to dig deeper. There is an evident win here and we wanted to learn more. What has developed is a... more...

Ready to Go to Space Camp?

Generation WOW girl and Generation W speaker Taylor Richardson (aka Astronaut StarBright), is sending two local youths from Jacksonville, FL, to Space Camp with the remaining funds from her recent GoFundMe campaign (you can still contribute–click here!). Applicants must be between the ages of 12-16 and write an essay on why he or she should go to Space Camp. The essay must be no more than 500 words.  All essays are due by April 15, 2017, via MAIL (no emailed essays will be accepted). Mail... more...

The Wow of a 13-year-old and the Wisdom of her Gram

Calla:         Hey Gram…. I’ve started thinking about helping to make my community a better place. I think it’s very important for young girls like me to speak up and create change. I started at my school. Did I tell you that I submitted an idea to my school about teacher recognition awards? I realized that students got all types of athletic and academic awards, while teachers never received anything. I made a proposal and it went all the way to the head of the middle school. The plan... more...