Meet The Gen W Bloggers!


bloggersMeet our Generation W Bloggers! 

Their insight and inspiration will be shared from the Generation W website each and every week.  Follow their updates on this page or from our home page.





Tina Lifford
Tina Lifford manages a multi-faceted career as an Actress and CEO of The Inner Project™; she is also an Author, Playwright and Facilitator. Tina’s focus on inner fitness – building emotional strength that fosters resilience, resolves inner issues, and relieves stress so that you can THRIVE – allows women to take their lives to the next level, and start waking up less stressed, more fulfilled, and feeling more fabulous each and every day. Click here for Tina’s latest blog.





Amanda Mickelson
Amanda Mickelson is proud to be a woman, a scholar, and an activist. As an independent educator, she aims to provide teachers, students, and parents with the vocabulary and contextual knowledge necessary to hold healthy, informed dialogue about identity. Amanda’s education has never been confined to the classroom. From conducting independent research in Egyptology and philosophy to working in a museum’s collections department, to actively seeking direct conversation with established academics, she is constantly hunting for new ways to learn things.  Click here for Amanda’s latest blog.





Patti Minglin
Patti Minglin is a sales and marketing expert with substantial experience in marketing to women and marketing to moms. She is a product of the publishing industry having spent more than 17 years in senior executive positions in circulation, advertising, marketing and new product development where she led the launch of several regional publications including Curiocity for Kids magazine and the Campus Guide, an annual magazine targeting college students. After spending time as the Associate Publisher- Advertising/Marketing for Chicago Parent magazine, Patti launched Go Girl Communications, a sales and marketing consultancy that helps brands better understand gender differences and how they impact business strategies. Click here for Patti’s latest blog.




Candace Moody
Candace Moody is a blogger, writer and career expert based in Jacksonville. Her writing on business, career and employment issues can be found on her blog and her weekly column for the Florida Times Union. She has also written for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 904 Magazine, and several national publications and websites. Candace is often quoted in the media on local labor market and employment issues. She teaches executive communication skills at Jacksonville University’s Davis School of Business, where she earned her MBA in 2001. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter: @candacemoody. Click here for Candace’s latest blog.



Calla O’Neil
Calla O’Neil is 13 years old and currently is in the 7th grade. As well as being an honor student and point guard, Calla is helping girls to become the happiest and most confident version of themselves through an app she is creating. Click here for Calla’s latest blog.






Donna Orender
Excelling in executive leadership positions in the challenging business of sports, Donna Orender is a game changer. She excels in focused visionary input, keen pragmatic analysis and a unique ability to lead people in new directions. Her influence in the business world has been garnered through her ability to consistently deliver results, her fearless resolve to think outside the box and her desire to champion great ideas and great people. Click here for Donna’s latest blog.






Angie Orth
Angie wears many hats; social media consultant, project-based publicist, travel blogger at, freelance journalist, big sister and adventurer. A Gator grad born and raised in Jacksonville, Angie spent the past two years traveling the world alone and writing about it in magazines and on her blog. Prior to that, she worked in NYC at Weber Shandwick, the world’s largest PR agency, where she represented some of the biggest names in travel. In 2009, Angie was chosen out of 30,000 to be a finalist for Australia’s Best Job in the World campaign. She was also a top 50 finalist for season 6 of The Apprentice on NBC. Angie’s blog coming soon!


Kathryn Pearson Peyton

Dr. Kathryn Pearson Peyton
Kathryn Pearson Peyton, MD, is the founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Mammosphere, now part of lifeIMAGE. Dr. Pearson leads the Women’s Health Advisory Board at lifeIMAGE. Click here for Kathryn’s latest blog. Kathryn is passionate about her efforts to improve women’s health and wellness. Click here for Kathryn’s latest blog.





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April Rudin
April Rudin, Founder and President of The Rudin Group, is an acclaimed financial services and wealth management marketing strategist. A digital and traditional media expert, April is distinguished by her ability to forecast, analyze and illuminate critical trends in the industry and create campaigns for enhancing brand and professional visibility for people. The Rudin Group, founded in 2008, designs bespoke marketing campaigns for some of world’s most important wealth management/family office firms. Firm’s strengths include: digital strategy and multi-generational marketing. Click here for April’s latest blog.



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Larraine Segil
Larraine Segil is a seasoned senior executive with entrepreneurial general management experience, and a world renowned level of expertise in conflict resolution and the creation, implementation and management of complex business alliances. Click here for Larraine’s latest blog.







Sanyin Siang
Sanyin Siang is Executive Director of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is also an executive leadership coach and co-founder of The SportsQuip. She is also a member of the Silicon Guild. Click here for Sanyin’s latest blog.







Ashley Tappan
Ashley Tappan’s ability to help clients achieve breakthrough results has earned her several accolades in the healthcare industry, including recognition as a Rising Star and then a Luminary of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. The Luminary Award was given to the 25 women who have made a significant impact on the healthcare industry. Click here for Ashley’s latest blog.





Kristen Walker


Kristen Walker
Kristen Walker is a professionally trained life and career coach and the co-founder of Clarity on Fire, a coaching company for Millennials who know what they don’t want, but have no idea what they’d rather be doing. She’s helped hundreds of people figure out their passion and create a life & career they love. She’s also the co-creator of The Passion Profile Quizwhich 100,000+ people have taken to find the intersection between their career & passion. Click here for Kristen’s latest blog.






JeffriAnne Wilder
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at the University of North Florida.  She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida.  In addition to her studies in sociology, JeffriAnne also completed a concentration in Women’s Studies and Gender Research. Dr. Wilder completed her MA in Sociology from Cleveland State University and a BA from Allegheny College. Her areas of research interest include race and ethnic relations, minorities in higher education, women of color in the U.S., qualitative methodology, and the sociology of teaching and learning. JeffriAnne’s blog coming soon!



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Jennifer Wolfe
Jennifer Wolfe is a writer, facilitator, and business owner who uses writing to help transform herself, her community, her clients, and her own backyard.  A journalist and a journal-keeper, she writes about her life in “the garden,” in her blog, In The Garden of the Divine. As the owner of Women Writing for (a) Change®, Jacksonville, she facilitates supportive writing circles in her community. Since 1997, she’s been helping organizations transform their culture through her consulting firm, LEARN INC.  Active in her local community, she’s currently developing a new non-profit called “” to help herself—and the planet—create less waste and more harmony with Mother Earth. A social entrepreneur and a ukulele fan, Jennifer has taught at Tulane, reared two children, kept a journal, written a blog, started a Happiness Project, launched a recycling program, and tended a garden.   Click here to read Jennifer’s latest blog.