That’s why I know I can do the same for you.
During that time, I watched the Internet transition from not being much of a thing to an entire “Internet of Things.”
I didn’t want to get left behind – or even worse – passed over. So, I became obsessed with growing my professional skills – enrolling in dozens of online courses, attending numerous conferences and hiring more coaches than I can remember – only to come away feeling even more confused than before I started.
I knew that insulating myself from a possible layoff meant I had to shake things up a bit. So, at 49 years old, I enrolled in graduate school and began the journey toward earning my Master’s degree in Communications.
While researching for my thesis, I read a study that suggested there were specific life markers for nearly every woman including when she gets married, when she and her spouse buy a home, when she has a child and when she becomes an empty-nester.
There were very few, if any, data markers after that. It was like women in midlife disappeared.
Making sure no other woman over 40 would have to feel invisible again served as the spark I needed to find my thing and change the narrative for my life.
I’ve gone from being a corporate cog to a successful sidepreneur and now, a midlife mentor showing other women over the age of 40 how to use their years of earned knowledge and experience to create new opportunities for themselves.