Our lives do not end at 50. Or 60, 70, 80, or even 90.
While we grew up in a culture that prioritized and glorified youth, the population is getting older.
That means that we finally have a voice to show that aging and experience can actually be our superpower.
It’s not just me. Pop culture is catching up with this conversation. Forbes released their third annual list of incredible entrepreneurs, investors, inventors, and artists in their 50 over 50 list.
Finding Your Creative Groove Over 50
While there are many incredible people on this list (200 over 4 categories), I wanted to highlight some of the amazing women in their lifestyle category.
All too often, we think that we cannot contribute much to the culture. We’re “too old” and “out of touch with trends,” or we think it’s too late to dive into our long-held creative dreams.
But the women on this list prove that’s not only not true, it’s possible to shift your career into something you love just as much (or more!).
Jamie Lee Curtis is Finding Her Creative Groove at 64
The daughter of famous actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis has been an actor herself since she was just 19 years old.
While she had a respectable career, her career has hit an all-time high in the last few years. Her film career hit a resurgence with a revisit to the Halloween franchise, followed by an amazing performance in the hit Knives Out. Just this last year, her stand-out performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
It’s not just film. Curtis says 64 is her most creative year with her recently-started production company and writing children’s books.
Helping Women Over 50 Feel Fearless and Fabulous
Mally Roncal is a lifelong lover of makeup and the founder of Mally Beauty. Roncal began her career working at a Shiseido makeup counter and eventually became the go-to makeup artist for stars like Celine Dion and Angelina Jolie.
In 2022, she re-launched her makeup line and her powder alternative went viral on TikTok, causing her sales to jump up over 15,000%.
Roncal has taken this recent success and began hosting a new QVC limited series called Over 50 and Fabulous to help other women in their 50s and older have a safe space to feel on the outside like they do on the inside.
Taking the Podcast World by Storm at 54
The founder of 143 Studios, Mel Robbins has helped produce audiobooks on Audible and professional development education. In 2022, she took her vast experience and created The Mel Robbins podcast.
Within 8 months, her podcast had reached listeners in 194 countries and averaged 1.5 million weekly downloads. She even won the Webby’s People Choice award for best podcast.
An author of two books, including best-seller The 5 Second Rule, Robbins proves that it’s never too late to shift your focus.
Get Your Over 50 Inspiration
There are many incredible stories in the Forbes 50 over 50 list (like Judy Blume’s), and I bet that if you dive in you’ll find some amazing inspiration just like I did.
It’s never too late to start something new and go after your dreams.