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M ounted near the center of the U. In her hands is a scroll for recording events—the message to members of Congress is obvious: History is watching their every move.
At her feet is a clock. She honored the passage of time. Maria Elvira Salazar.
We reviewed every submission, awestruck by the care that so many people took in nominating their loved ones, colleagues and mentors for this list. The accomplishments of the women within the final 50 are nothing short of dazzling: Consider Vice President Kamala Harris, who at 56 is the first woman, first Black and first Asian American to hold that office and is now the first in line for the presidency. And there are many, many more.
In a moment when a global pandemic has pushed a disproportionate of women out of the workforce—and 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. Many of these stories include women who have survived similarly difficult moments.
At 53, she started over, founding luxury online conment retailer The RealReal. Wainwright exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience we looked for when compiling this list.
Their indomitable faces are a beacon for the generations of girls and women coming up behind them. The 50 Over 50 proves this is fundamentally not true.
Success has no age limit: meet the women over 50 creating social change at scale
There is no deadline for success or fulfillment, just as there is no one path everyone needs to follow. We want to give credit to the women over 50 who are making an impact in law, policy and education; the women over 50 who are technological and artistic visionaries; and the women over 50 who are financial rainmakers.
The first of these spotlights will be released in July. The creation of this list was made possible by a tremendous team effort.
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Introducing the 50 over women proving success has no age limit
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