More Than a Birthday: Women Turning 50 Celebrate

As we women turn 50, we are catching a glimpse of our mortality and making a choice on how we want to live the rest of our lives. For the next 50, let’s laugh at ourselves and make every day just a little more fun!

By: Sara Thompson

Something unexpected happened when I turned 50. Actually, it started the year before as I began to feel the big 50 steadily approaching. I stopped caring — not about myself — actually quite the opposite. I began truly caring about myself as I began to care less about how I sound, …

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Smart Women Share Their Pearls

One of my most influential teachers, who ultimately became my mentor, was a high school drop-out who became a multi-millionaire.

By: Joy Chudacoff

One of the birthday “traditions” in our family is when a member gets to a certain age, they share one “pearl of wisdom” for each decade they have lived.

Today is my 50th birthday! The five decades behind me were all wonderful and as I reflect on each one of them, I can clearly see how each decade blended into the next to bring me to where I am today. I’m very excited about the …

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Ten Tips that Will Change How You Look and Feel About Beauty

Beauty matters to all women, but to those who age beautifully, it matters neither too much nor too little. Become less afraid of aging and you will look more beautiful.

By: Vivian Diller Ph.D. with Jill Muir-Sukenick Ph.D., edited by Michele Willens

Face it: there is no magic solution to aging with grace and dignity. Having just written a book offering guidance to millions of women who feel trapped by conflicting feelings, we think we are on to something. We have found satisfying, long term solutions that help us deal with a culture that virtually programs women to have a …

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Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape

The new corporate landscape is international, relies on technology, and has a smaller middle-management level. Women have to do so much more than work hard.

By: Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D. with Linda Villarosa

I was recently consulting at a large, well-established family corporation and had an intense counseling session with a very bright, well-educated, and skilled young woman.  She was in the early stages of her management career and had been with the company for about a year and a half. She complained of being supremely frustrated and stalled. “I work so hard, but I’m not getting …

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No — Just Say It

It gets refreshingly simple actually.  That weekend assignment, no; those extra hours, no; that promotion with all the travel and increased responsibility, no.

By:  Claire Shipman and Katty Kay

Once you’ve tamed your inner-guilt monster, you are ready to welcome that most wonderful of words into your vocabulary. We’re certain you barely use it. But it’s a potent combination of two letters that could routinely save our sanity. Go ahead. Say it. You know the word we mean.


Are we simply allergic to it, terrified of the consequences? What do we really think will happen if it becomes a …

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The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

Women have the skills and resources to make career changes or start their dream businesses at midlife if they wish. They hold nearly half of all executive, managerial, and administrative jobs.

By: Sue Shellenbarger

The outcomes of midlife crisis are as diverse as the women in my study. Twenty wound up with new careers, thirteen with new spouses or partners. Eight made extreme sports a fixture of their lives; sixteen did the same with adventure travel. Fourteen plunged with fervor into new hobbies, fifteen into religious pursuits. Some did several of the above. And many made quieter, inner changes, drilling …

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International Women’s Day 2009

International Women's Day 2009

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The events range from small random informal gatherings to large-scale highly organized events. All celebrate women’s advancement and highlight the need for continued vigilance and action.

Organizations, governments and women’s groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues. It is up to each country and group which theme they choose

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