40+ and Fabulous Moving Foward, Fierce, Focused and Full of Life by Sondra Wright

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40 Plus and Fabulous to Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8

Happy Women's Day background with text 8th March.Embracing every decade of life and challenging the status quo of what it means to be an “older” woman in America. That will be the core message on March 8 as 40 Plus and Fabulous celebrates International Women’s Day with its 3rd Annual FabU Academy Lifestyle Empowerment Conference. The event will be a day of workshops designed to promote positive aging and enhance the lives of women forty and over.

This year’s event takes place on International Women’s Day. The goal is to help women make smart, strategic decisions in areas such as health, retirement finances, family and eldercare, long term care planning, and life balance. Additionally, the long-term impact is to spark creativity and reignite passions, so that positive, significant contributions can continue to be realized through social responsibility and community service.

Sondra Wright is the CEO of 40 Plus and Fabulous and founder of the FabU Academy Women’s Empowerment Conferences. She is a baby boomer on a mission to inspire equality in aging. “It’s a perfect way to celebrate International Women’s Day. Women are living longer than men but are also more likely in those later years to experience poverty and discrimination. We have to prepare by making smart choices today, but we must also demand greater visibility and better access to resources and opportunities as we grow older,” said Wright.

The daylong event which features presentations, interactive workshops, dancercise, lunch, and a “Bring on the Bling” fashion show begins at 10 am and will be held at The Clarion Hotel, Swing Rd. The 40 Plus and Fabulous Woman of the Year Award will also be awarded, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of a woman within the local community. Registration is required at www.fabuacademy.com; there will be no on site or same day registration.

“Whatever age or stage if life you are in, you are sure to glean something from this event,” Wright said.

She said she believes being a woman over forty is not an over-the-hill ending, but a bold new beginning. “This is an occasion to acknowledge and celebrate past struggles and triumphs, and more importantly, to look ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await us as well as the future generations of women coming behind us.”

The conference is co-sponsored by MetLife of the Carolinas, J W Wright & Associates, M and M Meetings and Event Planning, and SRH Travel.

Want to go?

The FabU Academy Lifestyle Empowerment Conference will be held Saturday March 8, 2014, 10 am – 4pm at the Clarion Hotel, 415 Swing Rd., Greensboro NC. Registration is required at http://fabuacademy.com


‘Crucial Conversations’ Help Women Plan for Their Future

Crucial ConversationsTo help women meet their future health and economic needs, there are four important discussions every woman should have. They include her financial affairs, legal affairs, health, and aging in place. A free program being offered in May by 40 Plus and Fabulous in partnership with AARP’s Decide.Create.Share is designed to help women stop procrastinating and have important talks that can lead to a more secure future.

“Although most women know the importance of having conversations, about sometimes difficult topics, they also feel it can just be easier not to talk about it, “said Sondra Wright CEO of 40 Plus and Fabulous and author of 40+ and Fabulous: Moving Forward Fierce, Focused and Full of Life. “Crucial Conversations provides tips, tools and a bit of fun to help women to get past the barriers keeping them from actually tackling topics important to their well-being,” she said.

“While these conversations may conjure up feelings of discomfort or fear of being judged, taking ownership and being proactive liberates and empowers women to fully participate in making meaningful decisions in their lives and the lives loved ones. Avoidance, on the other hand, can have serious consequences, including sleepless nights, compromised health, and a loss of financial security,” said AARP Associate State Director Suzanne Black.

“Not only does 40 Plus and Fabulous encourage women to have Crucial Conversations, it also recommends creating safe spaces for other women to do the same. “It’s time we drag these taboo topics out of the dark and into the light so that no woman feels alone,” said Wright. “We hope Crucial Conversations and the supporting Decide.Create.Share.(TM) resources can be the foundation for women to really take charge and build a successful strategy for their future,” she added.

The 4-part series will be offered on Wednesdays May 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th at Hemphill Public Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Rd., Greensboro NC, with discussions planned from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The series will address topics associated with health, finances, legal affairs, and evaluating home and community for future living needs. The series is FREE and space is limited. Please RSVP to Sondra(at)40plusandfab.com

Decide.Create.Share. is a community forum designed for women who want to build a successful life strategy for their future. AARP will provide tools to women in their 40s, 50s and 60s on how to take steps today so they will be prepared for a safe, healthy and secure tomorrow.



Wright Set to Launch FabU Academy for Boomer Women and Women 40 and Over in Greensboro, NC

FabU Academy! Empowering Boomers and Women Over 40 http://fabuacademy.com

Sondra Wright, author of the bestselling book “40+ and Fabulous: Moving Forward Fierce, Focused and Full of Life!” is preparing the launch of FabU Academy, a high-energy day of learning, fun, and camaraderie designed to promote positive aging and enhance the lives of boomers and women 40 and over. This is a highly anticipated event by women who have followed Sondra’s book and blog during the past 12 months.

Sondra dispels aging myths and addresses the needs mid-life women. The FabU Academy conference, which sheds positive light on important topics that will help women get the most out of the best years of their life, is set to launch on February 25, 2012.

“This is the education that women didn’t get. 40 and over can be a time of profound change and significant transition, leaving women with a myriad of unanswered questions,” she said.

A lineup of “FabU Professors” will bring interactive demonstrations and offer candid solutions to mid-life women on stress reduction and self care; aging parents, estate planning and “the talk”; personal style and image; the gift of transitions; reinventing a bold new you; and keeping it fit and fab after 40.

Local sponsors for the event include: Busy as a Bee Concierge, Clothes Befitting, Crutchfield & Associates, M&M Meetings and Event Planning, State Farm Recruiting, SRH Travel, Action Coach, Go Free Pants, B’s Beauty Club, Club Z, Simply Nature’s Beauty, J. D. Designs, and Susan Hunt Law. Wanting women across the state to know about the event, Sondra hopes to get local media support from News & Record, WFMY, WXII 12 and Fox8 News.

About Sondra Wright:

Sondra Wright is speaker, midlife transitions and personal development coach, certified behavior specialist and expert on women and aging. She is also author of the international bestselling book “40+ and Fabulous” and founder of Forty Plus and Fabulous, LLC, a provider of group and one-on-one coaching services, information products, bootcamps, workshops, meetups and excursions that inspire women to take charge of the second half of life, connect to their own authentic aging identity, move forward boldly, and enjoy the journey.

Her events have inspired thousands of women to connect to their greatness, rejuvenate their passions, expand the boundaries of their comfort zone and attract greater possibilities than they ever thought possible.

For more information on FabU Academy visit http://fabuacademy.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to: questions@fabuacademy.com