ForbesWomen took my damn idea. Here's the 1st 50 over 50 list.

ForbesWomen took my damn idea. Here's the 1st 50 over 50 list.

For these dynamic women, growing older is about getting wiser—and bolder. Meet the inaugural class of entrepreneurs, leaders and creators who are part of an exhilarating movement redefining life’s second half and proving that success has no age limit.

Read their profiles on ForbesWomen or here.

Selected from a pool of more than 10,000 nominees, the members of the 50 Over 50 are founding and running companies at scale ($20 million or more in revenue for for-profit companies), leading movements and changing the world. They’re working across all sectors of the American economy—venture capital, education, politics, major league sports and more—and, importantly, they’re paying forward their after-50 success.

In a moment when a global pandemic has pushed a disproportionate number of women out of the workforce—and, among this demographic, forced hundreds of thousands into too-early retirements—it is our hope that the stories of the women on this list resonate, inform and inspire.

  • Editor: Maggie McGrath
  • Writers: Elana Lyn Gross, Lisette Voytko
  • Photography: Rebecca Miller, Celeste Sloman and Jamel Toppin
  • Floral Design: Emily Thompson Flowers

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