Nov 21, 2022
Secily Wilson is the founder and CEO of WOW Legacy Group Inc. She began her career as an award-winning broadcast news journalist, anchor/reporter, and television personality. Secily has spent more than a decade as a storyteller, spokesperson, and communications professional. Her foundation and the philanthropic space was developed during her role as Director of development and community relations at the YMCA of Central Florida.
Secily Wilson is the Best-Selling author of the debut book: "She Said the P Word", TEDx speaker, and founder of WOW (Women Overcoming with Willpower) Legacy Group, a growing Central Florida nonprofit with a mission to Empower, Educate, Inspire and Transform the lives of women facing life adversity. Secily is also Orlando Business Journal's 2021 Women Who Mean Business Honoree, United Way Change Impact Award winner, and Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista.
She's often asked, “How did you go from broadcast news to the nonprofit sector”? Her answer is simple. "My transition wasn’t a choice. Sometimes you are pushed into your purpose. After experiencing a series of unexpected life adversities, my life quickly fell apart”. One of her favorite quotes is, “In order to find yourself, you must lose yourself in the service of others.” The philanthropic bug bit her, and Secily merged her profession with her passion; “Service above self.”