I have discussed the importance of strengthening and creating intergenerational relationships, but usually, I’m talking about the relationships between boomers and the younger generations, the X’s and the millennials. One important connection, however, for boomer women in particular, is with the generation of matures, those women who are in their 70s and 80s right now, many of the first feminists who are also among the first to transition from work to “retirement” and to benefit from our increasing longevity.
There seems to be a prevailing Noah Syndrome attitude in our culture; pairs are preferable – get on board two by two… It is as if such a partnership is the only means to true fulfillment. Too often, if we are not currently part of a duo, especially around a time like Valentine’s Day, […]
Guest post by Anne Garland, managing director of eWomenNetwork (Greater Hartford and Shoreline chapter) and founder and creative director of Anne Garland Enterprises. Here’s one secret which I have learned over decades of exploring and adventuring toward success and fulfillment: “Having it all” (whatever “it” means to you, individually) can ONLY happen when you build […]
A recent Prudential study, Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women, found that more than half of the women in the study were the primary breadwinners in their households. The reasons for this are varied–the economic crisis, divorce, women choosing to marry later (or not at all). Particularly interesting are the differences in how women and men view their financial situations.
These historic first few weeks of July reminds us of just how much we have been through together, as a nation and as individuals, from the civil rights movement we honor because of Martin Luther King, Jr., to women’s rights, so much of which is embodied in Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision made over […]
In her Huff Post 50+ article, Women Over 50 Are Invisible? I Must Have Missed The Memo, Erica Jagger asks “Here’s an if-a-tree-falls-in-the-forest question: if society didn’t tell older women they were invisible, would older women still feel invisible?” She shares her surprise at another over-50 writer’s depressing acceptance/submission to the idea that women […]