Today I am thrilled to announce the launch of 40 Women To Watch Over Forty in partnership with Whitney Johnson, co-founder Rose Park Advisors and author of Dare Dream Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare To Dream.
Whitney and I share a commitment to female mentorship and personal reinvention. As we compared notes on daring to dream and the exchange of 40-something wisdom, we found we also shared the conviction that women in their 40’s and onwards reach new levels of creativity, clarity and confidence. Yet much of this 40-something reinvention goes unnoticed. While Forbes celebrates the 20-somethings who are visionaries, impatient to change the world (and we love them), there’s a cadre of 40-something women quietly changing the world. I’m sure you know one of them! You can nominate them here.
We will scour the world with an open nomination call for women who are innovators, role-models and makers, creating momentum and changing the world. We have assembled a high-caliber judging panel with a mix of men, women and age ranges hailing from the tech, entrepreneurial, media and corporate world to cull down the list to the top 40 Women Over 40 to Watch.
Nominations will be accepted from April 3rd – April 30th with the final list being launched in mid-June.
We have defined some characteristics to help identify those women who at 40-plus, show all signs to suggest their greatest achievements are ahead of, not behind, them?
- How is this person disrupting professionally, whether in business, tech, media, entrepreneurship, social good, science, academics, creative arts, or politics?
- How is this woman a positive role model to younger women: innovating around work/life issues; promoting women for leadership?
- How has this person disrupted themselves personally?
Who do you know who you can’t wait to see what’s next? Is it you? You can nominate yourself or someone you think is worth watching. Please find the nomination here: http://bit.ly/10viE15
To find out more about Whitney Johnson, please check out her blog and perspective on #40over40 here. I’m honored to have Whitney as my partner in this initiative. Our purpose is to raise awareness that over forty is not “past your prime” but in fact when many women come into their most productive era.
Help us inspire these under-the-radar 40-something women to persist in their achievements and provide women in their 20s and 30s with role models that feel within their reach.
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If you’d like to tweet:
Who will you nominate (possibly yourself!) for Forty Women Over 40 to Watch #40over40 http://bit.ly/10viE15
There’s a cadre of women over 40 changing the world. Are you one of them? #40over40 http://bit.ly/10viE15
Do you know an under-the-radar woman over 40? Tell us who she is! #40over40 http://bit.ly/10viE15
To follow all the tweets on the #40over40 hashtag, check out our page on RebelMouse!
Looking forward to an exciting next few months as we kick this into high gear.