For the last 15 years, we’ve covered the dramatic personal stories of change from women of various ages who have successfully reinvented their lives. Here, 15 of our favorites on making a second act your best yet.
Six years ago, René Syler lost her TV coanchor job and the salary that went with it. Then came a double mastectomy and a deep, dark depression. Here’s how she got her mojo back—and found a future in new media.
Former Chanel VP Holli Thompson suffered from an array of illnesses; then she discovered the healing power of food. Now a holistic health counselor, she advises clients, teaches nutrition workshops and appears frequently in TV news segments on healthy eating.
Elinor Burkett never wanted kids. She even wrote an incendiary book about being childless by choice. But when three impoverished African teens wanted to go to college, she discovered she was a Mama Bear after all.