Women over 45 News (9-17-2012): Brene Brown, Katie Bates, Olympians over 45

Women over 45 News for YOU!

Robin Roberts get Bone Marrow Transplant

Robin Roberts (51) , anchor of Good Morning America  will be getting a bone marrow transplant this week from her sister Sally-Ann Roberts.  Robin has been working tirelessly to organize transplant matching and is credited with increasing the the monthly number signed up at Be the Match by 50%. If you would like to donate sign up for the National Bone Marrow Programs at http://marrow.org/Home.aspx

Kathy Bates gets Emmy

 Kathy Bates, (64), actress won an Emmy last week  for her guest role in “Two and Half Men”.

Tina Brown and Newsweek

Tina Brown (58), Newsweek Magazine editor continues to try to save the struggling brand.

Women over 45 win 2 Medals in 2012 Summer Olympics

olympic logo9 Olympians in the 2012 Summer Olympics were over 45  and achieved medals.  2 out of the 9 were Women over 45.  2 out of 1102 medals won in the 2012 Summer Olympics were won females over 45!  (data source: Guardian, UK)

2012 Olympic Medals won by Women over 45 (and Men)

  • Lesley Thompson-Willes (52), Canada,  Rowing, Silver, Female
  • Mary King (51) Great Britain, Equestrian, Silver, Female
  • Peter Thomsen, Germany, Equestrian, 2 Golds, Male
  • Carl Hest (45), Great Britain, Equestrian, Gold, Male
  • Nick Skelton (54), Great Britain, Equestrian, Gold, Male
  • Peter Charles (51), Great Britain, Equestrian, Gold, Male
  • Hakan Dahlby (46), Sweden, Shooting, Silver, Male
  • Andrew Nicholson (51), New Zealand, Equestrian, Bronze, Male
  • Rajmond Debevec (49), Slovenia, Shooting, Bronze, Male

Diane Lane appears in Sweet Bird of Youth

Diane Lane (47)  is starring in her firststage play since 1989.  Diane is heading the cast for the Chicago’s Goodman Theatre’s just-opened production of the Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth. Watch this Goodman Theater video trailer:

Google and Diane Von Fustenburg Collaborate

Diane Von Fustenburg (65)  is a designer who is embracing technology and helping to put our age group in the fore-front!  Diane reveals her new Spring ’13 collection and her collaboration with Google Glass! Watch the Video below to see the Google Glass in action:

Brene Brown Appears on Katie Couric

Brene Brown the author of “Daring Greatly” appeared on Katie Couric this past week.  I am not sure how old Brene is..Katie Couric is 55, so this piece qualifies! Watch Katie and Brene discuss “Daring Greatly”.

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  1. says

    Great post!
    I now think I need to read that book.
    I’m putting myself out there looking for work as a woman of a certain age. I could use some help both being braver and also getting thru the rejection!

  2. says

    I really enjoyed reading the list of those 45 and over and seeing what an impact they have on our society. It is an important age group that is often over looked or discounted.

  3. says

    I quite enjoyed the Google/DFV collaboration. What a neat view looking through her eyes that day! I didn’t know about the Olympians either… what an amazing accomplishment when so many of the athletes are so young!!

  4. Rachel C says

    Have you read Daring Greatly? It’s sitting in my to-read pile waiting for me, and I’m so excited to read it after watching her TED talks.