Author: Sean Downey

Dreaming of a Second Career? Here’s How to Make it Happen.

Figuring out what you want to be when you grow up is hard enough the first time. Getting it right the second time around can be almost impossible, especially if you don’t know where to begin. We sought the advice of women who’ve successfully made their own transitions to guide you to your next phase.

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Women Are At Risk In The Opioid Crisis

As the opioid epidemic reaches a crescendo, women are at particular risk for falling victim to one of the worst public health crises in American history. How did this happen, and what can we do to avoid dangerous and deadly consequences for ourselves and our loved ones? Real Woman investigates.

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How Carmen M. Garcia Overcame Adversity to Become Chief Judge

Carmen M. Garcia, 59, grew up poor in Yonkers, N.Y., the first female of seven children. But she soared academically, graduating magna cum laude from St. Joseph’s University as the class valedictorian, using it as a springboard for a distinguished and hard-fought career as a judge and member of the Capital Health Board of Directors. She faced plenty of adversity along the way, including scoring poorly on standardized tests, limited financial resources, and discrimination based on her gender, ethnicity, and even age. But these barriers only served to stoke her fire. Here, she shares the story of her career, which she calls a “series of impossibles” with Real Woman and offers advice for women who may follow in her footsteps.

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