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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
Latest Posts | By Margaret Manning
10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50
5 years ago

10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50

Many older women would love to go back to school, but, are held back by the potential cost. Fortunately, it is still possible to find scholarships for women over 50. I hope that these resources help you to make all of your educational dreams come true. Read More

Why I Love My Invisibility Cloak – And Why I’m Taking It Off
5 years ago

Why I Love My Invisibility Cloak – And Why I’m Taking It Off

Women, especially older women, often feel invisible. Like many women, I spoke out in the 1960s. I pushed hard to build a career in a “man’s world” and I started the Sixty and Me community to give women over 60 a voice. Read More

Why Are There No Fashion Weeks for Older Women?
5 years ago

Why Are There No Fashion Weeks for Older Women?

Fashion Weeks around the world receive an enormous amount of media attention. The models are tall, slinky and size 2; the designers talented, visionary and bold. The audience is made up of wealthy, young women, who aspire to live in a world where clothes define a lifestyle and show social status.

Watching these glamorous runway shows, you would think that fashion is only for women under 30. The surprising reality, revealed by research by Kantar Worldpanel, is that women over 50 spend £7-billion ($11.6-billion) a year on fashion. Read More

Movie Club: Amelie, Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
5 years ago

Movie Club: Amelie, Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Amelie” is a French romantic comedy from 2001. This fantastic film is life affirming and heart-warming on so many levels. Whenever I watch this movie, it gives me a sense that all is well with the world. It revives my faith in people and reminds me of how we are capable of caring for each other, while living with our own priorities, fears, shortcoming and strengths. It also reminds me that we can change the world by being more sensitive to everyone’s struggles and personal journeys. Read More

Managing Your Money in Retirement Takes Creativity and Courage
5 years ago

Managing Your Money in Retirement Takes Creativity and Courage

Many women reaching their 60s today are not prepared financially for retirement. After years of hard work, building our careers and supporting our families, the idea of “retirement” seems a distant dream. Read More

Book Club: Thrive, by Arianna Huffington
5 years ago

Book Club: Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder,” is the latest book by Arianna Huffington. Arianna was born in Greece. She moved to England as a teenager and graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Economics. The mother of two teenage daughters, she also happens to be the well-known co-founder and editor in chief of Huffington Post and the author of 13 books. Read More

A List of Hobbies for Women Over 50 – Amazing Ideas from the Sixty and Me Community
5 years ago

A List of Hobbies for Women Over 50 – Amazing Ideas from the Sixty and Me Community

Individualism is a distinctive quality of boomer women. Whatever image we choose to present to the world, we have secret passions. These are the interests that intrigue us and determine how we relax and unwind. Our hobbies are what we do with “our time”.

For women, there also seems to be a universal desire to express our creativity. We have an insatiable desire to shape order from chaos and to create things that never existed before. Women who have children will understand this. We want to produce magic with paints, wool and glass or create beauty with words and music. Read More

How to Overcome Your Fears and Get More from Life After 60
5 years ago

How to Overcome Your Fears and Get More from Life After 60

Fear is a powerful emotion. It is so strong, instinctual and deeply woven into the way we interact with our world. A lot of spiritual teachers and psychologists say that fear and love are the only real human emotions and that every other emotion comes from them.

Fear is also a primitive emotion. It is the anticipation that something bad is going to happen – like a sabre tooth tiger jumping out of the bushes. These are the things our primitive brain had to worry about. Read More

Let It Go – Exploring And Escaping the Good Girl Syndrome
5 years ago

Let It Go – Exploring And Escaping the Good Girl Syndrome

Why is a 60-year-old woman going to see “Frozen”, an animated children’s Disney movie, for the third time? The answer is that this film quite honestly changed my life. Read More

Where’s the Financial Support for Older Entrepreneurs? Could Microfinance Help?
5 years ago

Where’s the Financial Support for Older Entrepreneurs? Could Microfinance Help?

In a recent US Senate hearing, Elizabeth Isele, co-founder of Senior Entrepreneurship Works and Conchy Bretos, the CEO of MIA Senior Living Solutions  outlined the opportunities and challenges facing older entrepreneurs. Presenting to a panel of senators and government officials, they explained that small businesses provide huge value to the economy. They also revealed that, in fact, individuals between 55 and 64 make up the largest percentage of new small business owners. Read More