Tag Archives : Women of Reinvention

Money & Careers

Risky Business: Reinventing Life in Middle Age—or Later

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

“Law school almost killed me. It almost kills even the 22-year-olds,” says Diane Bradshaw. A singer-dancer-actress for a quarter of a century, she finally yielded, when she was 48, to the continuing call of a college education. “Law school tore up my guts,” she says. “But I'm glad it did, because practicing law tears up your guts too, and a lawyer has to be able to withstand that.” And then there was the financial risk . . .

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Film & Television

Another Opening for Elaine Stritch

By Anne de Mare
In addition to the profound joy I felt in celebrating a good friend's success, what was so moving to me was the chance to see an independent film about an independent woman celebrated and hailed as the extraordinary achievement that it is.
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News

WOMANPOWER 2013

By Women's Voices For Change
It is our mission—and pleasure—to celebrate women who are flourishing in the second half of life. For a start-of-the-year dose of inspiration, we offer WVFC’s 2013 profiles of women who impress us—“Women Who’ve Made a Difference.”
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News

Wednesday 5: ‘Women of Change’ for Whom We’re Thankful This Year

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday 5, we share with you five women (although we could share with you 100 times more) we're incredibly thankful for this Thanskgiving. And we didn't have to look far—they are right here in our Women's Voices vast family. These women move us, challenge us, inspire us, and make us laugh. On the eve of Thanksgiving, we share with you their stories and the valuable life lessons they've shared with us and our readers over the course of the year.
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Arts & Culture · Fine Art

Lost and Found: What I Discovered at Summer School

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell is an artist, writer, and activist-lawyer who has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 25 years. Over the years she's shared her passion for the arts with us via a mosaic of art reviews, interviews, and artist profiles. But, as is the case with many of us who choose to spend time taking care of others—family, community, colleagues—Suzanne tells us here that she came close to being disconnected from herself, until she found that self in summer school.

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News · Theater

Women of Reinvention: Back to the Boards

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

She was the successful manager of a well-regarded restaurant. She was in her forties and had lost all her contacts. Still, she had to go back to the theater: “When you walk away from something you love, it doesn’t really go away. It simmers. It hides. It never lets you engage fully in what you’ve chosen to do. And then comes the lightning bolt.”

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Money & Careers

Lynne Halliday: This Singing Life

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

Lynne Halliday's voice training gave her a love of good lyrics—a love she finds lacking in some of today’s pop singers. “Porter, Gershwin, Berlin can take a simple lyric and make it just stunning." she says. "But some contemporary singers, I think, are not listening to the words; they’re listening to their voice . . . it’s all about frills rather than the words of the song.”

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Money & Careers

Women of Reinvention: Paige Morrow Kimball

By Women's Voices For Change
Paige Morrow Kimball is standing at yet another frontier in her life. She just wrapped up shooting her film, “Ending Up.” She’ll tell you that the process was like giving birth. “Nine months ago, I wrote it, developed it, produced it, and now it’s being edited.”
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Money & Careers

Risky Business: Reinventing Life in Middle Age—or Later

By Deborah Harkins
“Law school almost killed me. It almost kills even the 22-year-olds,” says Diane Bradshaw. A singer-dancer-actress for a quarter of a century, she finally yielded, when she was 48, to the continuing call of a college education. “Law school tore up my guts,” she says. “But I'm glad it did, because practicing law tears up your guts too, and a lawyer has to be able to withstand that.” And then there was the financial risk . . .
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