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[11 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 48,156 views]
Excerpt: What Will It Take to<br /> Make a Woman President?

by Marianne Schnall,
Founder, Exec. Director

Excerpted from What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership, and Power by Marianne Schnall. Copyright © 2013. Excerpted with permission from Seal Press.

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[3 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 42,227 views]
Meet Barbara Young: Purpose Prize Winner  National Domestic Workers Alliance, second acts
for the greater good

When Barbara Young courageously transformed herself from immigrant nanny into passionate advocate, she launched an encore career with the power to change the lives of domestic workers across the United States.

In 2001, when Barbara Young signed up for a nanny training class in New York City, she didn’t realize how it would set her on the path for her encore career. She simply thought taking a certificate program could help her acquire extra skills, like CPR. She took pride in her work looking after a six-week-old baby round the clock, and was thirsty for knowledge. “I figured it would be really good for me,” Young says.

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[12 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 43,428 views]
Meet Ysabel Duron, 66, and the other  2013 Purpose Prize Winners

by Marc Freedman
Founder and CEO

It’s a great honor to unveil the stories of our seven inspirational Purpose Prize winners for 2013. These individuals come from all walks of life, but hold one thing in common: each is changing the world in what was once seen as the ‘leftover’ years. Through this important work they are simultaneously transforming perceptions about what is possible when the power of social innovation is joined with the unique value of experience. These winners are at the vanguard of a large and growing movement of individuals in their encore years helping to solve many of the toughest problems facing our nation and the world today.

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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 36,546 views]
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: <br />Be a Change Maker

Suzanne Braun Levine

There was a time when we couldn’t wait for things to change — for school to end and the summer to begin, to go away to college, to find a job, to find a better job, to find a partner, and perhaps find a better partner, to watch our kids grow up. But now we are just as likely to fear change, especially if we become preoccupied with the unpleasant ones that come with age.

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[6 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 4,091 views]

Women’s Media Center

It’s a special treat to be interviewed by a dear friend, long-time colleague, and inspiring visionary; it was also an honor to be invited to share my ideas with her on “WMC LIVE with Robin Morgan,” which regularly features fascinating and brave women from around the world. My favorite features, though, are those in which Robin takes on language. In this show she is particularly astute when she suggests we abandon the term “cougar” and replace it with “Colette” as in the older major French writer who regularly took young lovers, much to their delight as well as her own. — Suzanne Braun Levine

Second Adulthood »

[7 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 5,518 views]

The Journey
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began…

I cited the Mary Oliver poem “The Journey” at the beginning of the Fertile Void chapter in Inventing the Rest of our Lives because it spoke so evocatively about the trepidation we feel as we enter unknown territory. The lines “and there was a new voice/ which you slowly/ recognized as your own” in particular resonate with so many women in transition.
This week as I listened to her voice on “Provincetown: …

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[19 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 3,438 views]

5 Organizations that Support Fathers & Families

In 2000, my book “Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First” was published. It was the result of my exploration into the uncharted territory of “shared parenting.”
There were pioneers everywhere, but they were few and far between. As I wrote then,
“My first clue was the backpacks…Like the moms and baby-sitters trudging by, they seemed blissfully oblivious to giant rabbit or Mickey Mouse ears rising from behind their own. These were dads who knew–knew their own kids in that …