Work: Sexual Harassment Still Common in the Workplace

“In some ways this suggests that sexual harassment is such a widespread problem that women have figured out ways to deal with it so it doesn’t interfere with their psychological well-being.” We came of age in the ’80s, when we suited up with shoulder pads and looked to movies such as 9 to 5 and Working Girl as our plucky …

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Work: How to Be Your Own Best Publicist and Get the Job You Want

“Today, 80 percent of senior jobs are acquired through personal relationships and, as a 40licious woman, you likely have a large group of friends and family that you can tap to unearth professional opportunities. Your network is your net worth, so start reaching out to people even before you want or need something.” – Jessica Kleiman and Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, …

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Fun: Wilhelmina Model Search Seeks Foxy Women Over 40

Feelin’ foxy? The Wilhelmina modeling agency is holding a modeling contest for women over 40. In a way it’s a little sad that there actually has to be this classification — after all, why can’t they just all be models? And I’m pretty sure the model they have there isn’t over 40, but whatever. Here you go, if you’re up …

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Work: Strategize Before You Change Industries

Manny Avramidis has great career advice for those of us with and without jobs. He looks pretty pulled together in this picture. I’d trust him. By the time you are 40licious, you’ve probably gotten really good at whatever it is that you do. Even if it’s not your life dream work – say you kind of “fell into” a field …

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Spirit: Angela Kantarellis on How to Organize Your Life

“It’s clarity about what’s important to us and how we want to live our lives. It’s about letting go of what no longer serves us, identifying what’s great in our lives and figuring out what else we want to bring in to the mix to support us in our personal and professional goals.” Today we’re glad to meet New York-based …

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Fashion: Fashionista’s Most Influntial List Includes Women over 40

“There are a lot of people over 40, those are the people leading the industry. They’ve been around longer and they know how it works.”  Iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour Fashionista, a fashion news and resource website, recently revealed its Most Influential People in New York Fashion list. Among them were at least five women over 40. Vogue editor Anna …

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40licious Money: What to Do After You Get Fired

I’ve been fired a bunch of times. There was the waitress gig when I’d taken New Year’s Eve off months in advance to attend a friend’s wedding, then was given the choice to work it or get fired. And then there was the “misunderstanding” about my after-hours responsibilities in Vegas when I accompanied my boss to a convention. And even …

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