As Boomer women we are redefining retirement, shunning the conventional traditions of stopping, ceasing, and leaving in favour of staying involved, continuing to contribute, and following our passions.
These are exciting times to be living in, pushing boundaries, exerting influence and entering what we could call a ‘third stage’ in our lives.
Many of us continue to work in paid employment, but now see opportunities for a career change, perhaps a move to self-employment.
Women Entrepreneurs Are ‘More Ambitious and Successful’ Than Men according to a recent survey of high and ultra-high net worth entrepreneurs
Successful women entrepreneurs are not only matching their male counterparts – in several ways, they’re outperforming them.
That’s according to the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, for which Scorpio Partnership consultancy surveyed about 2,600 high and “ultra-high” net worth entrepreneurs from 18 countries.
The researchers found that almost 90% of women entrepreneurs expected their companies’ gross profits to increase or remain stable in the next year. More specifically, 61% expected profits to rise, compared to an average of 58% among all entrepreneurs.
“They are more ambitious and have been more successful than their male counterparts,” Sofia Merlo, co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, says of the women entrepreneurs surveyed.
Take some time to daydream about what’s next for you.
Write out your list and keep it where you will see it daily.
Write an action plan for achieving your career bucket list items, and get an “accountability buddy” to keep you on track.
Review your career bucket list quarterly to monitor your progress and identify any obstacles or breakdowns.
Revise and adjust your plan by integrating your newfound wisdom and insights.
The benefits of developing your career bucket list and checking off items as you go along your career path are many. The boost in your self-confidence, career mobility, compensation and satisfaction are just the beginning.
“You're gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle” ― David Nicholls, One Day