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


Just Four Words: Will You Help Me?

Last year, I did myself a huge favor. I drove down to the League of Justice, turned in my cape and boots, announced my retirement from playing Superwoman and learned four words that changed my life “Will you help me?”

Today is International Women’s Day. I’m asking my international sisters for your help and support, fully expecting that you will rise to the occasion, individually and collectively, and make this an absolutely jaw dropping and humbling experience.

Amongst men we have a reputation of being poor networkers. They say we are catty and backstabbing and we allow our jealous and competitive spirits to discourage us from fully supporting each other. We all see evidence of this behavior played out on Celebrity Apprentice and any one of the reality housewife TV shows. But…they are just acting, right?

My book 40+ and Fabulous was written because I have a heart for the wholeness of women. It’s a very important book and I want it to get out into the world as our collective voice, to carry the message that we will not be made invisible, we will not be overlooked, and we will not allow anyone else to define who we are. I believe if one of us is hurting, we are all hurting and no woman should ever be made to feel less valuable because she is maturing.

Will you help me? Will you tweet about it, blog about it, shout from the roof tops about it? Will you “like” the fan page? Will you purchase a copy for yourself, one to give to a friend and recommend every woman in your life do the same?

Ladies when we unite together we can change the world. I’m ready to make a change. I’m asking, will you help me?