Gen W Words of Wisdom

https_proxyWe’ve pulled together some of the great words of wisdom shared by our speakers from the Generation W stage. Grab some quick inspiration by reading & sharing these quotes. Search our #GenW hashtag for even more great quotes and images of the day.

“There is nothing more motivating than your passion to serve.” Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson

“You don’t want to hear what someone did. You want to hear *why* they did it.” – Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson, USN Commander, Navy Region Southeast

“Do not apologize for being a mom.” Michael R. Jackson, Command Master Chief, Navy Region Southeast

“You can be an amazing mom and an amazing professional at the same time.” -Rear Admiral Mary Jackson on motherhood in the military

Cfi6Au6UsAA0YQE“There’s that word again. “Authentic”. Truly key to a successful life. Enjoying listening to inspiring women”–Tweet from Donna Deegan

“I’m always pleasant, but I’m relentlessly pleasant”–Sharry Cramond, Executive VP of Marketing and Communications, Southeastern Grocers

“Response-ability: we all have the ability to choose how we respond.”-Sharry Cramond, Executive VP of Marketing and Communications, Southeastern Grocers

“Opportunities are seized, they’re rarely offered.” -Sharry Cramond, Executive VP of Marketing and Communications, Southeastern Grocers

CfieN7-W8AQ7us1“When you plant your goals in your subconscious mind, you start to see opportunities” -Sharry Cramond, Executive VP of Marketing and Communications, Southeastern Grocers

“People don’t follow positions or titles, people follow human beings.”-Sanyin Siang, Executive Director, Duke University Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

“Run with people faster than you”–Donna Orender, Founder of Generation W, CEO Orender Unlimited

“The one thing you can’t miss when making change is to have fun”– Pat Geraghty, Chairman and CEO, GuideWell

“If you win, you will get all the attention you can imagine!” —Coach Sheila Seymore-Pennick

“Once women reach critical mass of 20-30% in a group, change starts to happen.” -Jay Newton-Small, Author Broad Influence and Political Correspondent, TIME, Inc.

“The power of belief is undeniable.”

“Sports is the only place where if you aren’t a team, you can’t win.”–Dr. Richard Lapchick, Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sport Business Management Program, UCF

Cfiepb-XEAAisuO“As civic leaders We have an opportunity to have the conversation and facilitate trust.”–Darnell Smith, Market President, North Florida Region, Florida Blue

“It is our responsibility to make sure everyone in our city has a chance to be employed and be employable.”–Darnell Smith, Market President, North Florida Region, Florida Blue

“People need to learn to go first without worrying about the risk.”

“Women are the only adults left in Washington!”–Jay Newton-Small, Author Broad Influence and Political Correspondent, TIME, Inc.

“Let women be at the table. When women are at the table the issues that address family and women which image us all are raised.” –Audrey Moran, SVP for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy, Baptist Health

“When you return home, take home a challenge, to understand your community.”–Audrey Moran, SVP for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy, Baptist Health

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”–Gerry Laybourne, Serial Entrepreneur and Advocate for Women and Children

“It takes one girl. If not you, then who?”–Gerry Laybourne, Serial Entrepreneur and Advocate for Women and Children

“Unless you stand out or stand for something you will never make history.” -Gerry Laybourne, Serial Entrepreneur and Advocate for Women and Children

“Go after your passion, and the job will find you.”

“Advice to my 16-year-old self? Enjoy the moment.” -Madeline Scales-Taylor, Emeritus Staff, Mayo Foundation

“When you are silent about issues you become complicit in them.”–Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, Associate President of Sociology, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, University of North Florida

“One thing that gets in the way of building trust is making assumptions & when we make assumptions we are usually wrong”– Darnell Smith, Market President, North Florida Region, Florida Blue