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13th Annual Generation W Thought Leadership Event for Women

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Petrina Parker
Date of Event
(816) 769-9906
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Industry Game Changers and World-class Speakers Will Uplift Hundreds at the 13th Annual Generation W Thought Leadership Event for Women
Experience the excitement and energy that will inspire attendees for years to come.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 18, 2024) – Generation W BELIEVE brings a dynamic speaker line-up, thought provoking workshops and provocative conversations that will excite and energize people from across the country at the 13th annual Generation W thought leadership event on April 5, 2024 at the University of North Florida’s Fine Arts Center. Tickets start at $99 and registration is open at genwnow.com. Refreshments, parking and lunch are included with an in-person ticket. All are welcome to attend.
This year’s theme: BELIEVE, will explore beliefs and mindsets that help women navigate through work, life, transitions, and a world that truly challenges what is the truth.
Over 800 attendees will leave inspired by national industry experts, acclaimed researchers, best-selling authors, brand experts and the captivating spirit of connection.
“Generation W continues to be a beacon that attracts amazing speakers and excites attendees from across the country when they come together for a day of energized learning, inspiration and connection,” said Donna Orender, Generation W founder and CEO.
The day starts at 8 a.m. and the agenda features nationally acclaimed speakers.
• Dr. Victoria Medvec, leading global expert on negotiation strategy.
• Lori Lee, the Global Marketing Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of HR and International at AT&T.
• Erica Dhawan, internationally recognized expert on collaboration.
• Oscar Munoz, retired chairman, President and CEO of United Airlines.
• Dr. Olenda Johnson, Professor of Strategic Leadership and Leader Development at the US Naval War College.
• Maestro Courtney Lewis, Musical Director of The Jacksonville Symphony.
• Patricia McElroy, President of the VyStar Foundation.
• Dr. Moez Limayem, President of University of North Florida.
• Dr. Heidi Hanna, nationally recognized stress researcher, NY Times best-selling author and CEO of Synergy Brain Fitness.
• Leslie Zane, acclaimed brand growth expert and founder of Triggers®.
• Pat Geraghty, President and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue.

A full list of speaker bios and a detailed agenda are available on www.genwnow.com.

In addition to the mainstage speakers, attendees can choose to engage in these featured workshops:
• The Power of Instinct: The New Rules of Persuasion in Business and Life with Leslie Zane, an award-winning marketer and the foremost authority in harnessing the instinctive mind to accelerate brand and business growth.
• Women Coloring Outside the Lines: Unleash Your Inner AI with Diya Wynn. This workshop isn’t just about understanding AI, it’s about harnessing its power.
• Leadership: Say it! … Believe it! … Be it! with Dr. Olenda Johnson. This workshop aims to inspire leadership journeys. It will explore how people see themselves as leaders and how they believe in their leadership ability.
• The Diagnosis You Don’t Want to Believe. The Mayo Clinic will bring an all-star team including a cancer doctor, researcher and patient navigator to share the most recent research and care strategies for the disease.
An acclaimed virtual experience is available and tailored for this special audience. Registration is open now at www.genwnow.com.
Proceeds from Generation W support the everyday mentorship work of women’s leadership and teen girl generation WOW programs.


GENERATION W, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is an ever-growing, diverse, inclusive and enthusiastic community that embraces the guiding tenets of education, inspiration and connection along with the power of women and girls’ leadership in building communities. Generation W’s nationally recognized platform includes four key elements: Generation W, Generation WOW, Generation WORKS and WOWsdom! The Girls Guide to the Positive and the Possible.


April 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm