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By Jacqueline Persandi


here. And then, eventually, when that came to an end, I [came] back here full time.


Why did you decide to raise your family here?


Because this is their home, they love


it here. My husband’s from Tampa and he moved up here when I was here. My kids go to school here and we very much love this area.


Can you tell me a little about Generation W? Generation W was built on the belief


that the magic happens when people come together, especially women and girls. Te idea was to bring great women from the First Coast area and beyond along with very dynamic, provocative, innovative content [and] speakers and…celebrate the accomplishments of women. But, also challenge women and help them with their own sense of who they are, and where they would like to go.


How does this concept relate to moms? We have lots of moms. Tere [are] moms in varying life stages


as well as differing decisions they’ve made as how they are going to parent. We have a big belief that everybody has something to contribute and you don’t necessarily need an official title in front of your name. But, we also realize that moms are the chief


executive officers of their families, and the chief imagination officers, and the chief financial officers and all of those other kind of things.


We have this very active outreach to


reach women who, fundamentally, are interested in the world around them and interested in making a difference in that world and also understanding how they better can realize their own potential so that they can make that difference.


When was Generation W started? 2011, the first Generation W event was held in 2012.


Do you plan on continuing the event on the First Coast?


Yes, we do. Te [events are] very personal, very warm, [and] very engaging.


Who should attend these events? All women who have an interest in making a difference in themselves and the world around them.


What do you think has been the biggest success of Generation W? It’s not for me to judge the success—I can just relay some of


the feedback, which is people have left generally inspired, motivated, educated [and] connected. All the things that we try


Generation W 2013 event HERITAGE PUBLISHING, INC. © 2014


Donna with Governor of Florida Rick Scott, Karen Bowling (Chief Administrative Officer, City of Jacksonville) and Howard Halle (EVP, Wells Fargo Bank)


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