Tuesday 6 December 2016

Why Oíche Samhain is the perfect time for older, 'invisible' women to get their true power back

Barbara Scully

Published 22/10/2016 | 02:30

Writer Mohadesa Najumi said
Writer Mohadesa Najumi said "the woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared on the planet" (Stock photo)

Heading back into the arena of work as you hit your 50s is not easy. If you have been out of the paid workforce for a decade, like I was, self-confidence is probably the biggest hurdle you have to overcome. Quietening that voice in your head that keeps asking if you have gone mad altogether thinking anyone would want to employ you is very hard, but it can be done, eventually.

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Once you learn to overpower that particular enemy and are out in the real world, you cannot avoid the fact that you are most likely older than everybody. Well not everybody, but a lot of your new colleagues.

This can make you feel, well, older and maybe a bit frumpy.

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