Women’s Wealth: The Middle Way®
The Oldest Woman to Swim the English Channel on Retirement Adventuring

The Oldest Woman to Swim the English Channel on Retirement Adventuring

October 31, 2018

At the age of 46, Pat Gallant-Charette’s son decided to swim an open-water race in honor of Pat’s brother who had recently passed away from a heart attack at the age of only 34. When Pat commended his decision and commented that she wished she could do the same, he surprised her by responding, “Mom, you can if you try.” Those encouraging words started Pat’s journey of transition from a mom who cheered in the stands and was afraid of swimming in the ocean to a mom who competed in some of the world’s most famous and difficult open-water swims. Even as a caretaker to her young grandchildren and a working nurse, Pat proved to herself and others that she could accomplish whatever she set her mind to. At the age of 66, she became the oldest woman to swim the English Channel, and she’s still competing and adventuring, proving that age is truly just a number.

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The Art of Trial and Error with Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray

The Art of Trial and Error with Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray

October 17, 2018

When friends Valerie and Joy decided to join forces for a creative passion project alongside their busy work schedules, they began a journey that may be familiar to any entrepreneur. From deciding they wanted to be self-funded instead of taking outside loans to the process of finding the perfect pop-up location, the building of their lifestyle brand, The 125 Collection, is the result of ongoing analysis and re-evaluation. Through the ups and downs and sacrifices that come out of financing your own business and building a recognized brand in New York City, Valerie and Joy have plenty to share when it comes to the trial and error process in the beginning stages of a business.

 

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Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis on Finding Hope After Tragedy

Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis on Finding Hope After Tragedy

October 3, 2018

When a gunman opened fire inside the friendly, peaceful Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th of 2012, lives were changed forever. First-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, whose classroom was only a few feet from where the attack began, immediately sprang to action by hiding her 14 students in a 3x4 foot bathroom and keeping them quiet. Although she and her students survived, others did not, and the tragedy left the community frozen with dismay and unanswerable questions. In an effort to overcome the darkness and chaos, Kaitlin created an organization to promote kindness in the classroom and wrote a novel, Choosing Hope, to guide others who are suffering through hardship to find their light, one day at a time. From her heroic actions as a teacher, philanthropist, writer and speaker, Kaitlin was chosen as a 2013 Glamour Woman of the Year.

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The Big Rethink with Veronica “Niki” Fielding

The Big Rethink with Veronica “Niki” Fielding

September 19, 2018

Susan Michel, CEO of Glen Eagle, sits down with accomplished senior digital marketing executive, entrepreneur, writer and speaker Veronica “Niki” Fielding to discuss the “Big Rethink” and its implications in the business world. In the 80s and 90s, people considered success as two-dimensional and strictly financial. However, after the Great Recession about a decade ago, people began to ask themselves what they truly wanted out of life, and began to consider money as just a part of the success equation, alongside other personal factors and values. As part of the workforce, how should we restate our career goals as they intertwine with our personal goals? As employers, how do we work with the new realization that our employees might not stick around for long as personal journeys and growth begin to take priority over vertical promotions?

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Pursuing Passion Over Perfection with Carlota Zimmerman

Pursuing Passion Over Perfection with Carlota Zimmerman

September 5, 2018

Carlota Zimmerman, like many women, had always strived for perfection. Her list of accomplishments is impressive: child actor on Sesame Street at age 4, published playwright at 17, law school graduate and successful television news manager in Moscow. Finally, it took a low point in her life with nothing left to lose to push her to take a chance and pursue her passion of coaching others. Reflecting on her life of trial and error, “safe” decisions like going to law school out of practicality and riskier decisions like starting her own business with no experience, Carlota discusses what it takes to truly pursue your passions, despite doubt from yourself and others.

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Sara Schaer on Kango: An App for Working Moms, Created by One

Sara Schaer on Kango: An App for Working Moms, Created by One

August 22, 2018

Any mother knows the chaos that is transporting your kids from school to soccer practice to their friends’ houses and all the other places they go, especially as a working parent. That’s exactly how Sara’s life was before she decided to take matters into her own hands as an entrepreneur and create Kango--essentially Uber for kids with thorough background checks and live GPS tracking. From dealing with gender-specific questions from investors, such as “How will you run this company as a working mom?” to dressing up in a pink kangaroo as a marketing stint, Sara’s unique journey is one that all women can learn from.

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A Balancing Act: Starting a Business with your Best Friend

A Balancing Act: Starting a Business with your Best Friend

August 8, 2018

Typical business advice often warns people not to start a business with their best friend if they want the company -- or the friendship -- to last. When a Harvard Business School professor studied over 10,000 startups, he found that the least stable teams were friends, with a founder turnover rate of 28.6%, higher than teams of virtual strangers. But Meghan Patke and Lisa Strangis have proven that with a shared passion and respect for each other, you can balance the friend and business partner relationship. Tune in as Susan sits down with Meghan and Lisa to discuss how they collaborated and compromised to make the business and relationship work.

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Turning Obstacles into Opportunities with Briana Williams

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities with Briana Williams

July 25, 2018

When Briana began her education at Harvard Law School, she was the perfect example of beating the odds: she was the only person in her family to attend college, and now graduate school. However, when she found out she was pregnant with her daughter Evie before her second year at Harvard, she realized one of her biggest challenges was yet to come. From going into labor during a final exam to having to ask the dean of students to babysit during class, being a single mom while achieving her law degree was no easy task. But through her journey, she has inspired women everywhere with her honesty about the struggles she has faced and what she has learned from them.

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The Selflessness of Self-Discovery with Sam Johnstone

The Selflessness of Self-Discovery with Sam Johnstone

July 11, 2018

Susan Michel, CEO of Glen Eagle sits down with single mother and entrepreneur Sam Johnstone to discuss her journey of self-discovery and courage that began when she left an unhealthy marriage and job and started her own business as a single mother. In addition to turning her life around for herself and her children, she decided to help other businesswomen do the same by creating her own local networking group for women. From taking the first step towards a better life to finding the self-confidence to network as a woman, Sam’s story is an important one for any woman to hear.

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The Internship Generation

The Internship Generation

June 27, 2018

Susan Michel, CEO of Glen Eagle, is joined today by three of Glen Eagle’s summer interns tell us about their experiences.  According to a recent Forbes report, the percentage of graduates who had worked at least one internship during their college careers rose from less than 10 percent in the ‘80s to more than 80 percent in the mid-2000s, and the number is only growing. While there’s the stereotype of the monotonous internship full of coffee and copier runs, an internship usually is an eye-opening learning experience that prepares students for their future careers while also bringing a fresh perspective into the office that employers can benefit from.

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