Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women
A feminist and motivational collection of stories: Antony said of Cleopatra, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety.” Shakespeare’s sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty and to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “I dissent.”
Biographies of leadership and female empowerment: Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of women of a certain age who have excelled, inspired and achieved. Learn how these women changed their respective fields of art, politics, science, mathematics, media, literature, activism, education, and more.
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About this talk
Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of 9 books including Women of Means, Fabulous Female Firsts, & Great Second Acts will share her own career change story as well as inspiring stories of famous women who excelled after changing careers.
Author of nine books including Fabulous Female Firsts: The Trailblazers Who Led the Way, Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women, Women Who Launch: The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings, and Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women.