We are on the cusp of a major social change. Can you feel it? Join your host, Sara Hart, as she brings you conversations that will inspire, celebrate and empower women over 55. It is time for us to fuel the spark that will ignite our way forward, illuminate our path and reflect our gifts in the world. This is our Prime Spark for living a fulfilling life.
Janine Vanderburg is an energy force to be reckoned with! She is the Director of Changing the Narrative, the nation’s leading effort to change the way people think, talk, and act about aging and ageism. You’ll love listening to her talk about ageist greeting cards, the concrete business reasons to retain an intergenerational workforce, and the impact of gendered ageism on women’s health care.
Gail Zelitzky and Catherine Marienau are two incredible women over 70 who have sparked a robust movement for older women. You will love listening to them talk about how they got to building an amazing following for the podcast Women Over 70-Aging Reimagined and what might be next for them.
Vicki Larson is a longtime award-winning journalist at a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper. She also is the author of Not Too Old for That: How Women are Changing the Story of Aging. Her writing can be found in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, AARP’s The Ethel, Aeon, WHYY, Quartz, HuffPost, and Medium. (Photo Credit: Penni Gladstone)
Nancy Kline is the pioneer of the body of thought and practice known as the Thinking Environment. She is the Founding Director of Time To Think, a global leadership development and coaching company. Nancy also is the author of 4 books including her most recent best-seller, “The Promise That Changes Everything: I Won’t Interrupt You.” In this interview Nancy describes how she feels about being old and also outlines her vision for the future of the Thinking Environment. You will love listening to her!
Jeanette Leardi is a social gerontologist, community educator, writer, editor, public speaker, and aging wellness leader who has a passion for older adult empowerment. She is a leading voice in the work to dismantle gendered ageism.
Patti Smith is a dynamo who is creating waves in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She is a lifelong educator with a focus now on young women and girls. You will love listening to Patti describe what it took to establish her Living Her Legacy project.
Alison van Diggelen is a regular contributor to BBC World Service. Her reports have appeared on PRI’s The World, NPR.s KQED in San Francisco, and the Huffington Post. She is an interviewer extraordinaire who knows how to bring her guests fully alive to the listeners. Her podcast, Fresh Dialogues, is outstanding.
Susan Douglas is an author, speaker, and professor. She has a lifetime of work advocating for women of all ages. She is passionate about encouraging women of all ages to get together in conversation to strengthen feminism in our country.
Rebecca Bloom is a storytelling coach, editor, content strategist, and writer. She has written and edited numerous books, led classes and workshops, and coached writers. You will love listening to Rebecca talk about the importance of story, especially for women who are the carriers of story in every culture.
Amy Collette is an author, speaker, and author coach. Feel as if you have a non-fiction book in you just waiting to be written? Amy is an author coach extraordinaire and can get you from foggy idea to published book. You’ll love listening to her talk about her Unleash Your Inner Author System.
Michelle Schuman tells her amazing story of having spent 40 years as an environmentalist in Alaska loving the natural beauty and fighting the sexism and gendered ageism all along the way.
Julie Ulstrup is truly an “Elevator of Women.” You will love listening to her describe how she is able to bring out the very best in the women she photographs for a beautiful portrait no matter what the occasion.
Karin Olson’s mission is to launch purpose-driven entrepreneurs into making a big difference in the world in whatever way is important to them while at the same time making a very good living. You will love her passion for her work! And you will also pick up some great tips!
Alka Joshi describes why she decided to write her best-selling book The Henna Artist and then what led to the next book The Secret Keeper of Jaipur and what led to the third book in the trilogy. She also describes the differences in how older women are treated in India and in the US.
Bonnie Marcus has spent her entire professional life championing the role of women in the workplace. Her primary focus now is on gendered ageism, particularly in the workplace, and how it affects all women.
Cara Wykowski is a champion for women over 50! She’s the Founder of My Girlfriend Voice, that inner voice that supports you and keeps the pesky inner critic at bay.
Susan Rueppel is a woman of many talents. You will love hearing her talk about the work she did in her company “WINtuition” (WINtuition.com) and how she has used that and her corporate experience to make the amazing impact she’s making now for impact organizations, her preferred term for non-profits, and for women in their wisdom years.
Ashton Applewhite is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it. You will love listening to Ashton talk about her work and where it’s going. She’s a firecracker!
Dr. Ellen Snee discusses her life-long focus on working with women leaders and how all this experience lead to her new book Lead. She also addresses directly how feelings about getting older can be addressed and changed.
Lisa Felder is an ultrarunner extraordinaire! Known as Mama Lisa to her running colleagues and all those she coaches, she describes how she got interested in running very long foot races and the amazing work she’s doing now coaching people of all ages to fulfill their running dreams.
Mary Rawles is a personal trainer who focuses on helping women stay fit, strong, and healthy as they age. During this podcast she talks about what specific things women can do to maintain or develop strong bodies as they get older.
Walt Sutton is a very successful businessman, consultant, coach, and author. Over the years he has worked with hundreds of senior women. He and his outlook on life are remarkable. Come listen to our conversation about life in general and older women in particular.
Caterina Rando is an extremely successful entrepreneur who works with women to help them thrive in their businesses. Here she talks about her business and what’s important to her.
Stephanie O’Dell is the Founder of Celebrate the Gray, a full-service agency for and about the 50+ woman. She represents over 70 gray-haired models and works with companies to use real faces and authentic stories of positive aging.
Dr. Barbara Mark discusses the amazing work she’s done over the years coaching and advocating for senior professional women in midlife. She also discusses her views of how our work organizations do not deal with the issues around menopause that affect all women at some point in their lives.
Sky Bergman describes the outstanding film she made (Lives Well Lived) of interviews with vibrant women and men from 75-100+. She also discusses her fabulous intergenerational work and how anyone can set up a similar process.