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Sat, 16 Sept


Harbour Room, MCA


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Time & Location

16 Sept, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Harbour Room, MCA, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia


About the event



As a mental health professional, Faith has heard the barriers that hold us back first-hand.

“I never followed my calling”. “I hate my job but need to pay the kids’ uni fees”. “I’m unhappily married but leaving is way too scary.” “My relationship with my mother is set in stone.” “I have to forget about romantic happiness. That ship has sailed.”

Miraculously, the third phase of life can be a remarkable and liberating opportunity to REINVENT!!!

  • Career/business/vocation - It's never too late to change our careers, start a new business or find our heart's calling.

Speakers - 


Vicki Larson is a longtime award-winning journalist at a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper, author of

Not Too Old for That: How Women are Changing the Story of Aging (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022), named a Best Book of 2022 by Take the Lead, and co-author of The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels, (Seal Press, 2014), named a Best Book of 2014 by PopSugar.

Her writing can be found in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Aeon and AARP's The Ethel among other publications.


Chiza Westcarr is a university-qualified nutritionist and skin specialist. She is

also a Health Coach and Menopause Coach.

Chiza began teaching in 2000 and imparts current, nutrition and skin-relevant

information to Medical Practitioners, Nurses, and Skin Therapists alike.

Chiza has a real passion for all things skin and nutrition, recognising the real connection between gut health and skin health. She is often invited to write for magazines as well as speak nationally and overseas on various skin health-related topics.

In recent times, Chiza’s focus has turned to clinical consultation with a particular focus on gut health, and has a strong belief that the health of the gut should be the starting point to restore health and wellness.


Tania is a 53-year-old Health Coach, Personal Trainer and positive ageing advocate.

Passionate about empowering midlife women to thrive without dieting or extremes, Tania works primarily online helping women create simple and sustainable healthy lifestyles through her Beautiful Midlife programs.

Tania wants to reinvent the way we age, so that we can look and feel our best in midlife and beyond.

Tania completed her first Iron Woman competition during menopause!

  • Relationship/family - It's never too late to find love, have a family, or find your family. Dating is NOT just for kids”.


62-year-old Carolyne Clarke, the Scottish woman who refused to give up on her dream of motherhood. Carolyne had her son at the age of 58.

Carolyne admits that becoming a mother in midlife has its challenges but her now five-year-old son brings so much joy into her life.

  • Trailblazers/Changemakers - It's never too late to impact your community, society, or the world.


Jane Caro is an author, columnist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker and social commentator. She has published ten books, including a memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane, as well as Just a Girl and Just a Queen, the first two novels in the Elizabeth Tudor trilogy. Just Flesh & Blood is the third and final book in the series. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum, Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise. She has created and presented three documentary series for ABC’s Compass, with another in production. A frequent ad hoc columnist, she writes regular columns for Sunday Life and Leadership Matters. Jane divides her time between Sydney and a cattle property in the Upper Hunter. She is married, with two daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter. In 2018, Jane won the Walkley Award – Walkley Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Media Award for a Non-Fiction Book Editing for her bestseller, Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope.


Katherine transitioned over thirty years ago, she is a proud transgender woman of colour with a breadth of knowledge that is unique among other gender-diverse speakers.

Through her engaging storytelling, Katherine shares her experiences as a child born with gender dysphoria, a trans youth, a transgender woman in full bloom and now a transgender elder, community mother and Sydney LGBT Community Leader.

Katherine’s story is a journey of discrimination and disappointment, of heartache and triumph, of failure and success told with charisma and style unique only to her, with wisdom and experience she also interweaves facts both historical and current in such a way you shall be enriched by the experience.

  • Elders are Treasures - It's never too late to do anything.

While you are still breathing, it is never too late…

Come join our role models and speakers this year, who will include our first transgender female advocate and women who shook their lives to the foundations, changing their job, writing a debut book, and running their first triathlon at 50.

The trailblazers who have a few more decades on many of us share the pearls and pitfalls of their lived experience - and what they wish they had known in their fifties and sixties.

This segment is a laugh riot, where we glory in the “zero f**ks given” sass of the 70+ goddess.


Aunty Shirley Lomas, a descendant of the Gamilaroi and Waka Waka Aboriginal nations a member of the stolen generations. A small but passionate group turned up to Hyde Park in Sydney, Gadigal, to bring attention to the terrible plight of people living with disabilities across Australia, with a focus on Aboriginal families.

Aunty Shirley Lomas led the protest, with speakers decrying the overwhelming discrimination and lack of financial and political support provided to the most vulnerable people in our society.


If I were to choose one word to describe my life, it would have to be peripatetic. Both personally and professionally I could be described as a wanderer, sampling new lived-in experiences in countries, homes, education, and occupations.

At 80 years of age, therefore, I have accumulated a lifetime (so far) of fascinating and sometimes adventurous experiences while living a fortunate life, happily married to the man I met at 19, and with whom I have traveled the world*, having three wonderful daughters with great partners, and six terrific grandchildren.

There have, of course, been tough times. In earlier days they included being thrown in at the deep end in various professional occupations, and learning to keep my head well above water, and managing the family/work/life balance.

Author of Engaging With Ageing, Anne is not slowing down anytime soon!


1. Catering by The Fresh Collectives - morning & afternoon tea, lunch,

2. 12 inspirational speakers, 2 seasoned entertainers,

3. A lush gift bag filled with products from our sponsors


More info & Speakers to be announced.

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