Produce at farmers market
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Women and children enrolled in the federal Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) will find fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at four special farmers’ markets next week in Glynn County, Georgia.

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For many, especially women, aging brings with it growing economic insecurity as retirement nears.

Cora Crane standing outdoors. Portrait of Hurston.
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March is Women’s History Month.

Jacksonville’s piece of that history includes two notable women who lived here at the turn of the last century — and who happen to have rhyming names.


A recent analysis ranks Jacksonville among the country’s top 30 cities for women to open a business. In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo what makes the city so attractive to female entrepreneurs.

Williams and Niko
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Celebrating successful women is great, but a Jacksonville commission should be doing more to raise all women up — that’s the philosophy of the new chairwoman of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Tangi Williams says she’s helping her volunteer commission get back to its core mission.

Generation W Profile: Sharry Cramond

Mar 30, 2016

In our Generation W Profiles series, we highlight influential women

Sharry Cramond is the executive vice president of marketing and communication for Southeastern Grocers. Born in the United Kingdom, Cramond has headed marketing for numerous brands around the world, including Kraft foods, Tesco PLC (U.K.) and Coles Supermarkets (Australia). She now lives in Jacksonville, where Southeastern Grocers is based.


In our Generation W Profiles series, we highlight influential women

Geraldine Laybourne used her passion for youth education to forge a career in children's television with the Nickelodeon and Disney networks. She is also a creator of the women's network Oxygen.

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The local, state and federal governments are looking to do business with more women, minorities and veterans.

Several agencies are hoping to meet with business owners on Tuesday at the University of North Florida.

man and women at conference table
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At today's Generation W Women’s Leadership Conference, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr moderated a panel discussion about women in business leadership.

In this Business Brief, he tells News Director Jessica Palombo how the experience changed his view of what it means to be a feminist, what men should do to encourage equality at work and what it means for a business' bottom lines. 

U.S. Supreme Court Justices
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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on whether for-profit businesses with religious objections can refuse to pay for birth control as part of their employee health benefits package has ignited national debate.

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Growing up in basketball-crazed Indiana in the 1950's, Debbie Millbern Powers mastered the game of hoops on driveway courts against neighborhood boys.

One Spark, pension reform, and the Florida Gators are in the headlines today.

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Generation W is returning to Jacksonville next month for another day of education, inspiration, and connection.

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The grassroots group looking to elect more women to the Jacksonville City Council says it is having success in recruiting new candidates.

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Generation W Profiles is a series highlighting influential women on the First Coast. The project is a collaborative effort between WJCT and the Generation W Women’s Leadership Conference, which is scheduled for April 4, 2014.

Karen Brown is a partner at Ernst & Young.