Women, Words & Wisdom is a stand-alone speaker event.

The event brings the community together to celebrate, motivate, and inspire as we continue to press forward locally for gender equity and a community where women are empowered and safe.

This will be the 10th year for the event and the first one post Covid-19. It will take place on March 8, 2023 on International Women’s Day (IWD) at the Schultz Center for an evening reception. The theme for IWD 23 is #EmbraceEquity.

We’ll be discussing how to embrace gender equity at the event by challenging gender stereotypes, calling out discrimination, highlighting bias and being inclusive. Living the vision will highlight education as a building block to achieving gender equity and we hope this event will help inspire women. A focus on gender equity needs to be a part of every society’s DNA across social, cultural, economic and political spheres.

The evening will also include a celebration of the 2023 Unsung Shero & Hero Awards and presentation of the Shirley Webb Lifetime Achievement Award.

Living the vision Keynote Speaker

Dr Diana Greene began her tenure as Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, the 20th largest schoold district in the nation, on July 1, 2018.

She arrived to this role with extensive classroom and leadership experience, beginning with her first elementary teaching position at Mamie Agnes Jones in Baldwin, Florida. Prior to becomming  Superintendent in Duval, Dr Greene served as Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services in Manatee County.

During her 33-year career in education, she has spent time as a teacher, assistant principal, as well as in curriculumn development, staff development and in senior executive leadership.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The WCJ is a community-based resource center that is dedicated to improving the lives of women through advocacy, support and education. And as the only certified rape crisis center for Duval, Nassau and Baker Counties, the WCJ also provides rape recovery services for all individuals.

We rely on community support to keep our services free to those who need them the most.

Why support Women, Words & Wisdom?

  • You want the lives of women improved.
  • You want all women empowered.
  • You want all women to have access to mental health counseling services that they need.
  • You want to ensure that all survivors of sexual assault are treated wth compassion and respect.
  • You want to help create a safer community for everyone.
  • You believe in gender equity.
There are four different sponsorship levels:
  • Exclusive Title sponsor with speaking opportunity $10,000
  • Gold level sponsor – $2500
  • Silver level sponsor -$1000
  • Bronze level sponsor – $500

Please download the sponsorship brochure below for more information.