Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Women face a decidedly uneven playing field when it comes to capital. OWL's new initiative aims to change that.

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What makes OWL unique is our sharp focus. We are the only organization that works solely on the economic security and quality-of-life issues impacting women over 40, who account for almost one-quarter of the U.S. population.

Join us in speaking up for this estimated 78-million-member demographic whose voice on the policy stage has yet to match its size.

 


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OWL ED Published in Huffington Post Article

OWL Executive Director Bobbie Brinegar was published in a Huffington Post article entitled, “Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40”. The article lays out the success of female entrepreneurs, highlights the difficulties women face in accessing venture capital funding, and introduces OWL’s initiative to help women gain the access they need to revolutionize the American economy.

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Posted by Brittany Reid on 01/23 at 01:19 PM
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The secret to healthy aging

Guest post by Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Milner is also a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult. For the past six years, the World Economic Forum has invited him to serve on its Network of Global Agenda Councils, recognizing him as one of “the most innovative and influential minds” in the world on aging-related topics.

“How do we live a long and healthy life?” That’s the question I posed 12 years ago to Dr. Richard Carmona, then the Surgeon General of the United States. His answer? “Exercise. Eat right. Get plenty of sleep. And avoid alcohol and tobacco.” That was it! There I was talking to America’s top doctor, and he simply confirmed what I already knew.

Once I reflected on Dr. Carmona’s answer, I realized he had taught me an invaluable lesson. I learned that most of us know what we need to do to age well; we just don’t do it. Too often we fail to make the choices that can change our lives for the better—not only for today, but also for the years to come.

Fast-forward to my conversation a few weeks ago with another important figure—my 103-year-old grandmother—whom I asked another key question: “To what do you attribute your longevity?” Granny does not spend hundreds of dollars per month on anti-aging creams or potions, nor does she change her eating habits to match this month’s celebrity diet. She told me she does one thing really well. What is it? As a resilient woman, she has learned to manage change. From the loss of her husband as well as friends and savings, to shifts in her health, she has chosen to stay positive and engage fully with life.

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Posted by Pat Lewis on 01/21 at 09:39 AM
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Because you’re the wind beneath OWL’s wings

Your support is what keeps us soaring. Thanks for a wonderful year!

Posted by Bobbie Brinegar on 12/29 at 02:56 PM
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