I heard you on a Clubhouse interview with Linda Sherman! Can you speak more on women leaders and effecting change for the future, especially older women?
– Winona G.
Yes, I’m glad that you were able to hear that discussion! For those of you who did not here is the link: Rethinking Aging
In my talk I discussed how many of us in the aging ecosystems are usually catapulted into it by a major life event or some momentous shift. We’re called to this work by experience and we bring that experience and drive with us all the way through.
For me, a life-altering phone call with my mother when I was 28 years old made me realize that I didn’t know what my future held…and I needed to know. What is the future of a woman? What is the future for older women?
As we begin to align with our calling and our Soul purpose, we have the potential to emerge as Ageless Elders (only a fraction of us reach true Eldership). Many women and people leading with Feminine qualities do so with more Wholistic value-driven vision to attain & surpass their goals. They have people and the future in mind. Mother Gaia in Greek mythology is the personification of Earth. In Hinduism Shakti is the primordial cosmic energy that flows and guides our universe, and is feminine in nature. It seems only fitting to return to the FInner Feminine (in all genders & generations) and let it guide us.
We are in the 11th hour, meaning that we have to act NOW if we’re going to have a future. Many young people don’t even think there is a future for them. People in midlife and beyond are feeling the weight of this, being pushed out of spaces and watching our resources dwindle while we are forced to navigate VUCA Times (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity).
Let’s make every generation’s issues, our issues as a people. Intergenerational cooperation should happen at home, in our communities, in our workplaces, and everywhere in between.
The Longevity Economy and the study of Gerontology lead, served and, received by predominantly women to women, is the future for women and the future for all generations. To imagine a better future we must believe there is one, truly connect with each other across all intersectionalities, and work together to combat the issues we’re all currently facing.
We have a future. Let’s plan for it.