20 Inspirational Women Over 65


A Place for Mom – The accomplishments of women throughout history can inspire women today to strive for the best, regardless of age. Read about 20 amazing women who made remarkable contributions in their 60s and beyond

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The accomplishments of women throughout history can inspire women today to strive for the best, regardless of age. Read about 20 amazing women who made remarkable contributions in their 60s and beyond

One of our favorite topics at A Place for Mom is the accomplishments of inspiring seniors: individuals who haven’t let reaching their later years stop them from living life to its fullest. March is Women’s History Month, so we are highlighting the stories of 20 inspirational women who made major achievements in their 60s, 70s, 80s and in some cases, 90s.

1. Iris Apfel, 94 – designer of jewelry and clothing, 

2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81 – Supreme Court Justice 

3. Debbie Allen, 65 dance and choreography 

4. Joan Rivers, 1933-2014 –  icon of comedy 

5. Joan Ganz Cooney, 86 –  founder of Children’s Television Workshop, 

6. Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986 – 20th century’s best-known painters,

7. Tao Porchon-Lynch, 96 –  actress, a model, a dancer, a wine expert 

8. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 87 – continues to operate a private practice in sex therapy. 

9. Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock, 84 – Apollo Theater dancer 

10. Aung San Suu Kyi, 69 –  Burma’s best known opposition politician,

11. Beatrice Wood, 1893-1998 –  a ceramic sculptor 

12. Alice Waters, 70 – founder of one of America’s most renowned restaurants, 

13. Annie Leibovitz, 65 –  entertainment photographer 

14. Bernadette Peters, 67 – Another showbiz great, 

15. Jane Goodall, 80  – world’s leading chimpanzee expert. 

16. Katharine Graham, 1917-2001 – A pioneering journalist 

17. Sister Madonna, 84 – competed in her first triathlon at age 52 

18. Olga Kotelko, 1919-2014 – Another star runner,

19. Vivienne Westwood, 73 – English fashion designer

20. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 – influential writer and the author 

 

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