Hollis Wilder is so proud to be a part of the GENERATION W inaugural event. The “Living Powerfully” event will be held April 20th at the Fine Arts Center for the University of North Florida in support of Generation W Women’s leadership program.
This event is a celebration of 800 female leaders in the community empowering others to reach for life and professional goals and to encourage self change and growth. With the belief that every person in this world has the ability to achieve anything they set their mind to, a distinguished panel of guest speakers will be presenting how to achieve their goal tools, not only to better themselves, but change the world as they know it in the process.
The philosophy of empowerment and finding your passion sticks true for the Sweet by Holly brand, and fits perfectly in line with all that the Generation W belief stands for. Miss Holly is proud to be part of this event and share her story about starting from the ground up, taking chances and being blessed with success despite challenging periods. Starting a complete new career venture, treading in uncharted waters, turning her world upside down, she’s still evolving, learning, and enjoying the (sometimes bumpy) ride.
Miss Holly is excited to be joining a panel of many accomplished, well known speakers from around the country including media moguls, political intellects, philanthropists, and world-class athletes to support in the development of strength and creativity for females of all generations. As a bonus for attendees, she will have cupcakes for everyone!
Miss Holly was asked the question: “What is it like to be a Woman in 2012?” Here’s what she had to say.
“While there are believers out there convinced that 2012 will be the end of the world, I think its an opportunity which places the world is at our feet. Women have more opportunities, resources, connections and power than we have had in the whole of history.
This is a gift of responsibility, to use it to our best ability to be all that we can be. We need to tell ourselves that there are no limitations except for the one that exists between your ears. It is our job, and not anyone elses to make us be the very best person that we can be; to do more, be more, challenge more, love more.
2012 is a time we don’t need to make excuses for our ambition, and most certainly, don’t need to ask for permission.
2012 is a time to honor our own truth. The most important being the ability to tell the truth when I know it; as a woman, business owner, mother, wife, employer and as a human being. If I am not honest with myself, how do I expect others to be honest with me? Not honoring the truth only places obstacles in one’s way, obstacles that needn’t be there.
2012 is a time to believe in what you want because we have never been more modern, technologically advanced or capable. It’s not grandiose if you can back it up.
2012 is also a time we should be helping each other through platforms such as Gen W. As former Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright said: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” The world is more connected technologically than ever, lets use this and widen our network, helping all the women within our network, to push each other to the top – not trample on each other on the way up.
This is our time. 2012.”
We encourage women of all ages to review the upcoming highlights of this revolutionary event taking place in Jacksonville next month. Please visit www.genwnow.com for more information, and ladies of the future, we will see you there.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”