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WOWsdom! The Girl's Guide to the Positive and the Possible is that special companion which encourages, supports, entertains, and teaches girls how to connect with their inner confidence with each and every inspiring page.
Each girl has her own path and WOWsdom! is here to help them discover that path through stories, activities, and fun. The spirited WOW of teen girls unites with the savvy WISDOM of women in this life-changing, interactive book, WOWsdom!
Simply put WOWsdom! is the WOW of girls plus the WISDOM of women.
Inspired by the connection among generations, the unique narrative of WOWsdom! is created through intimate stories and personal lessons written in the form of letters to our younger and future selves. When the generations are brought together, we enhance the social fabric of our entire community. The ripple effect begins with a personal lift in confidence and radiates outward, making our world a better place.
Too many girls are being left behind as our world continues to move around them. During the November 2, 2016 Generation WOW at University of North Florida, only 50% of girls aged 12 - 19 believed they always have what it takes to be a leader and nearly 25% of girls rarely or only sometimes feel confident in themselves.
The need to bring positive self worth, motivation, commitment and leadership to all girls is immediate and critical to the success of future generations and we can do that TOGETHER!
- We know young people who have a meaningful relationship with an adult are 5x more likely to graduate high school.
- 74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone.
- Only 1 in 5 girls believes she has the key qualities required to be a good leader.
At Generation WOW, we are ardent believers in men engaging in the conversation about women, our girls, and our future, so we invited Dads to chime in with the lessons they most want their daughters to know about life.
Featuring a variety of activities, motivational nuggets, and insightful gems that will impact readers of all ages, WOWsdom! The Girl’s Guide to the Positive and the Possible becomes a positive and motivational book which speaks to the spectrum of girls who will have the opportunity to learn about the power of mentorship, leadership, self esteem, service, and positive living, in a format which welcomes interaction and participation.
Parents, family and friends can’t teach girls everything. Basic Training! offers the insight girls need to know to get by in life and is often not provided. It is a secret stash of all the information they need to know and don't know where or how to ask - all in one fun, interactive and engaging book which will make you smile and be grateful.
From money tips to friendship blips, when you see ! - you know this is the basic training girls will actually use.
Generation WOW is an integral element of the Generation W platform that is focused on educating, connecting and inspiring women and girls. In that service it is about building communities and a better world.
Generation W, a registered 501c(3) led by the indomitable Donna Orender, was founded on the passionate belief that when people get together – especially women and girls – magic happens.
Donna has been called the most powerful woman in golf and proudly served as the President of the WNBA, the Women's National Basketball League. It is here where her passion around helping women and girls coalesced and found its voice in the creation of Generation W when she returned home after working to stabilize the league. Generation WOW was an organic outgrowth as her concern for helping girls achieve their potential earlier in their lives became a focus of the work of the women of Generation W.
Working with Kasia Swierczynska, Sherry Levin, Patti Minglin, Shavone Steele, Sara Goldsmith, Yvette Angelique Hyater Adams, and Angela Spears, Donna has assembled a team of passionate women committed to bringing about change for girls, for women, for communities, and the world.
Compiled from all the action-oriented insights from WOWsdom!, Basic Training is an easy to use PDF e-book that provides one-stop-shopping for advice to girls on how to become their best selves. With quizzes, links to online resources, and advice from women who have been there - Basic Training is a useful and impactful companion to WOWsdom! The Girl's Guide to the Positive and the Possible.
Featuring the WOWsdom! cover image - you can carry WOWsdom! around with you on your bag, blazer, or backpack.
Risks and challenges
To be sure - we have some work ahead of us to bring WOWsdom! to girls across the country. We are in the process of hiring our illustrator, finalizing the content, and will be ready for final tweaks by the end of March.
We’ve been working with hundreds of teen girls and women for over four years to collect the letters that are the backbone of WOWsdom! and, now, as we are finalizing the remainder of the content, we need a little push from the wider WOW community – even those who are new to the movement!
The Generation WOW team has a lot of experience creating engaging content for teen girls. Beyond our team, we have a network of passionate, talented, and engaged women and girls who are committed to seeing this project through to the end - they KNOW the power of WOW and want to share it across the world!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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