Fashion Friday: Shades of Green

March 27, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


We couldn’t be happier to see spring. This week we focus on the defining and timeless color of the season—Green.

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CHANGE: Shelley Singer’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 25, 2015 by Shelley Singer


By Shelley Singer

“I’m not suggesting that we woman of a certain age take on nothing new—only that we be kind to ourselves and make the change when it feels right.”

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CHANGE: Susan B. Johnson’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 24, 2015 by Susan B. Johnson


By Susan B. Johnson

Was she a fool? Did she need to change? Oh, yes! Let her count the ways.

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CHANGE: Suzanne Russell’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 23, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

It is my personality and my habit to be low-key, even self-effacing, so it is going to be a big challenge for me to be self-promoting. But in years to come, it is important for me that I know that I did my best to achieve my dreams.

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“Women Are Wondrous”: Lynne Halliday’s Response to Our Challenge to CHANGE

March 22, 2015 by Lynne Halliday


By Lynne Halliday

“Think it’s too late? Think you won’t be able to see it through? Think it’s just too much trouble? Well, get over that real fast. It’s never too late to plan a new project, explore a new field, or make a sharp left turn.”

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Molly Fisk: If You Like Sex, Spring Is Your Season

March 21, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

The bombardment of sensory input is enough to make anyone swoon, and that’s exactly what it’s designed for: Spring is nature’s way of keeping the game going.

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On the Money: A Female Face on the $20 Bill!

March 21, 2015 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

What female face deserves to replace Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill?

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The Spring Fashion Book List

March 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


This spring, add to your Spring Reading List a few books by and about some of the most influential and game-changing women in fashion. These selections delve into the complicated lives of women like Elsa Schiaparelli, Betty Halbreich, Edith Head, and Loulou de la Falaise.

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CHANGE: Toni Myers’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 20, 2015 by Toni Myers


By Toni Myers

Our correspondent had avoided exercise all her life. A bad fall last year provoked a significant lifestyle change.

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CHANGE: Barbara Fertig’s Response to our March Challenge

March 17, 2015 by Barbara Fertig


By Barbara Fertig

“Worst of all, I imagined that if I retired I would never find the time, or the energy, to create anew a comparable life of intellectual and social pleasures.”

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Miami Off the Beach

March 15, 2015 by Karen Weiner Escalera


By Karen Weiner Escalera

The virtues of Miami off the beach: book fairs, garden tours, the Miami City Ballet, the Cleveland Orchestra, art-cinema houses, film festivals, literary societies, world-class museums, theater, great shopping for designer clothes and jewelry . . . who knew?

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CHANGE: Desperation as the Great Motivator

March 14, 2015 by Eleanor Foa Dienstag


By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

“Profound unhappiness has pushed me—after days, weeks, and months of passivity, anxiety, resistance, and clinging to old ways—to take a leap that has led to personal and professional transformation.”

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Molly Fisk on Asparagus Season

March 14, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

“I’ve done some longitudinal studies of asparagus-lifespan in my icebox. They generally last a week. Any longer and the stalks get floppy, the heads with their little cedar-shingle-like design begin to slime up.”

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Fashion Friday: Spring Upgrades—the Handbag Edition

March 13, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


The perfect finishing touch is an enviable handbag that is not only stylish, but—perhaps more important—can carry all your stuff!

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The World According to Weber: Loving Your Age—Just Do the Math

March 10, 2015 by Nancy Weber

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Nancy Weber

If you’re over 40, you’re definitely old enough to wear black pearls.

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