04 Sep The potential of women’s 40’s, 50’s and beyond
There was a time when people in their 40’s seemed like fossils to me; I couldn’t believe they could have any drive. I was in my 20’s, working in an investment bank where the average age was 26. Of course, I’ve wised up since then! Women don’t lose their drive, especially if we’re following our purpose and doing a job we love. Putting in the hours doesn’t make you “top talent” and working part-time doesn’t mean you lack commitment. We need to bust these ridiculous myths that are holding back #womenintheworkplace.
As Aviva Wittenberg-Cox says in her fascinating article:
“… the forties are often a wake-up call – to truly grow up, to get another life, work you really care about, the love you deserve, or the purpose you yearn for”
And the 50’s and 60’s? These can be a woman’s best career years. We understand ourselves and the value we add. Perhaps that’s why so many of the female political leaders around the world are over 50.