Honored to be Named Chair of the HerStory Global Women's Empowerment Conference in D.C.

I am honored to be appointed as chairperson of the #HerStory Women’s Global Empowerment Conference 2019, Washington, D.C.! The conference will begin in New Zealand July 23-25, and will run globally for up to 12 months. The D.C. conference's dates are dependent on our venue. Once we have the date, I will post it on our local FB page. If you are interested in speaking, volunteering, sponsoring, being a vendor or helping to organize, please register, join the international AND our local FB pages, and view our founder’s message (links below).

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Article About Book Talk at Anne Arundel Library

Approaching the “big 5-0” has been known to trigger a panic attack for even the most accomplished, successful and fulfilled people. In her fourth book, “50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life,” Maria Leonard Olsen shares an intimate look into her own collision course with this life milestone. On Thursday, March 14, at the Broadneck Library, the Bethesda-based lawyer and author will remind the audience that there is a lot more living to do once we can get our mind past the number.

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Boston College's Center for Retirement Research Article

“With the #MeToo movement against workplace abuse of young adult women dominating the headlines, there’s a quieter movement of baby boomer women exploring what it means to get old. Book publishers are flocking to writers of self-actualization books like “Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age” and “50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life.”


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Writing to Release Pain

“Writing to Release Pain” in Women Writers, Women’s Books


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