While the blogging scene has grown drastically over the last 15 years or so, blogs are still a great way to build awareness and garner support. Local teachers William Jackson and Aida Correa are Bloggers that share events that encourage collaboration, community building and the value of educational excellence.
The team recently attended The Women On The Rise Gala held in Orlando. The Jacksonville chapter of WOTR meets every month in Springfield to highlight and celebrate their community engagement and work to change the culture of the lack of women in business and as entrepreneurs.
WOTR Orlando is a nonprofit organization formed with the purpose of providing educational empowerment events for women, with a focus on women’s health, wellness, and empowerment. Featured Speakers at each event discuss real time issues affecting women within thecommunity, and share how they have overcome obstacles within their personal lives and/or careers to inspire other women to “Lean In” and do the same.
According to organizers, these events provide an opportunity for like-minded women to gather, network, and inspire one another. Additionally, the organization mentors high school and college aged women on self-esteem, empowerment, and professional development.
The Gala encouraged women to support and encourage each other. At risk young women in elementary, middle and high school are mentored by successful women with the goal of improving academics, increasing self-esteem and building leadership qualities.
WOTR is just one of the many events attended by Jacksonville-based bloggers. The lcoal teams says, “Bloggers represent the importance of diversity in technology. Traveling across Florida and reporting on events that promote diversity, inclusion and the foundations of family and friendship,” said Williams.
“We blog and share positive family events across the State of Florida and embrace diversity and inclusion of gender and generational status,” said Correa.
“To see others that are involved in technology that look like they do and provide social and cultural bonding and relevancy that African Americans and Latinas can be involved successfully as digital journalist and international speakers,” said Williams.