Saying Hi: Stories of Passion and Purpose

Donna OrenderThere is a great quote from an unknown author that has really been on my mind as we head into the final days of preparation for Generation W: “Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way.” Says it well, I think.

So many women will be sharing their passion (fire) and purpose (reason) from our stage next week. Women like U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Retired) Marty Evans; Jacksonville community leader extraordinaire Pam Paul; Mammosphere founder Dr. Kathryn Pearson Peyton; global activist for women and girls Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership; Traci McMillion from Wells Fargo, who speaks about investing in ways that I truly understand; and Lesley Seymour, Editor-In-Chief of More and Each of these women has used her passions to help make a difference and improve the lives of others – not just in Jacksonville, but throughout the world. And that’s not all…

Click here to get a preview of some of their stories of Passion and Purpose by listening to WJCT’s Generation W Profiles. There is much more to come on the 27th of March. We very much want to thank all of our partners who believe in our collective purpose that elevating the voices and platform of women and girls is in ALL of our best interests. With a special thanks to our presenting partner, Winn-Dixie. They have provided a passion “to light our way” since the concept of Generation W was born.

Here we go… just one week away from Generation W! Don’t forget to sign up for your breakout session (see the link below) and be sure to connect with us now on Twitter and Facebook – you don’t want to miss a single minute of the fun.