Sandra Julian doesn't relate to the word "power," but when you read her story, I think you'll agree that she is the embodiment of a Power Years woman. She is an indigenous mama of 3 living in Wellington, New Zealand, a successful founder of her own business for over twenty years, a podcaster, and helps women and minorities use business to improve their lives. In her fifties, she's found calm and a sense of balance after divorce, financial freedom, newly embraced her grey hair and found time for hobbies that she enjoys.
Melanie Gordon was a new mom of a 20-month old when she found a lump in her breast. This forced her from new mom mode into survival mode. Her experience with cancer made what was important to her very clear and she's been spending her time since recovering focused very intentionally on those things.
I finally turned the tables on myself and answered my own questions about midlife and my story. I talk about my challenges with a very rare congenital issue that cost me my first pregnancy, our early challenges with our daughter's health, and the shifts that propelled me into my midlife transformation.
When Mercedes Findlay was laid off from her television job in her late thirties, it was the catalyst for a major midlife shift that helped her find unknown depths of strength, skills, support, and maybe most importantly, her voice.
Shari Walczak veteran of the advertising industry, entrepreneur, and mom of two boys. In this profile, she shares her thoughts about aging in an industry that puts youth on a pedestal, imposter syndrome, and the framework she uses to make big decisions in her life.
Debra Christmas is a ball of energy in her early 60s who is determined to live another 40 years. She talks about what it was like 20 years ago juggling the end of her marriage, and taking care of her kids with her demanding career and travel schedule. Debra also shares what growing up in a Montreal's black community taught her about the importance of contribution.
Robin Whalen talks about what's it's like to be a woman and over 40 in advertising, the defining experience of losing her first husband to Leukemia when their kids were small, and the positive impact aging has had on her confidence.
Cheryl Himburg's 20s and 30s brought her more change and challenge than most of us will face in a lifetime. In wasn't until after she turned 40 that she realized that she could design a life she loves.
After spending her younger years traveling through Europe, modeling and photographing, Denise Boomkens had her first and only baby at 40 years old. She also started her photography project aimed at changing the way society views aging.
Michelle Osbourne was 38-39 when her marriage of 12 years ended sending her into a phase of self-discovery and self-exploration. During that time she met her current partner, relocated to be with her, giving up her high powered job and life in Toronto and moving to Quebec City without knowing the language. Michelle's 40s have been about reinvention, authenticity, and new motherhood.