The Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership (WILL) was conceived in December 2016 with the aim of advancing women into leadership positions in the lottery sector. Expanding its reach across the globe, WILL continues to go from strength to strength, creating a path for talented and passionate women professionals to realize their full potential.
Wanda Young Wilson, COO and General Counsel of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, to retire
Wanda Young Wilson, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, is retiring after 26 years of executive management service to the lottery industry, effective October 31, 2019.
Wanda, who just celebrated 40 years in the legal profession, began her career in the lottery industry in 1993 with the inception of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. She served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel there for 10 years, after which she joined the start-up team of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. Wanda played an integral role in Tennessee’s successful launch and continues to work tirelessly to help the organization raise billions for education.
Each year, the National Council on Problem Gambling (Washington, D.C.) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) invite lotteries to participate in the Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign. This campaign is designed to raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season.
WLA 20th Anniversary – video initiative
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, WLA members were invited to send us a two-minute video telling us what the world lottery community means to their organization and how they see the lottery sector developing over the next 20 years. We received numerous videos, a selection of which were published in our social media channels. Below, we provide a recap of the published videos. Many thanks to all our members who contributed to this initiative.
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