Age Positivity an Interview with Barbara Brooks
Unable to get a job or even a callback at the top of her marketing career, Barbara Brooks recognized that in most instances ageism was playing a role. So she decided to do something about it and went on to found Second Act Women, a community of women in their forties and fifties supporting each other. And now it’s grown to thousands of women in a short amount of time, and she has really started a movement around age positivity.
Listen in as this force of nature, Barbara Brooks shares her wisdom.
Barbara founded SecondActWomen in 2018 at 51 to combat gendered ageism as more of us are being aged out of the corporate community and overlooked in entrepreneurial circles. Our social enterprise delivers high-impact boot camps, conferences, retreats, and business tools to help advance women over 40 thrive in their own businesses and successfully retain, advance, or switch careers successfully.
Here is a glimpse into the episode:
[2:49] Learn about Barbara’s backstory and how Second Act Women got started and what its all about
[7:38] What is the one skill Barabara says is the best lesson she learned starting this business later in life?
[11:41] If Barbara could go back and tell herself one thing….would she?
[14:17] What does Barbara believe has lead to some of the biggest “Oh Sh*t” moments in her life and what lessons has she taken from that?
[19:38] Does Barabara think that society’s view on aging is changing? Is it leaning more toward age positivity?
[20:08] What is Barbara’s age positivity message for everyone?
[28:03] What does Barabara tell herself everyday to get herself moving?
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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Website: Second Act Women
Connect with Barbara Brooks!
- Facebook Group: SecondActWomen 40 & 50+ Women’s Group
- LinkedIn: Barbara Brooks
Other Related Episodes:
- 35: Addressing Ageism in the Workplace – Top Takeaways from Barabara Brooks
- 36: How to Find Good Networking Events for Business Owners – Quick Fix Friday
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Read the transcript HERE
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I would like to congratulate you Mrs V
For these interesting and exciting podcast. I have enjoyed all of them.
Thank you so much Carlos!! I really appreciate your kind words!