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María Elvira Salazar came to politics after a three-decade career as a journalist for Spanish-language television. She first ran in 2018, positioning interviews with Fidel Castro and Nicolás Maduro as confrontations with “corrupt elites.” Though she lost, she engineered a victory in 2020 with support from President Trump and conservative Cuban-American voters in Miami-Dade county.
The inaugural class of entrepreneurs, leaders and creators are part of an exhilarating movement redefining life’s second half and proving that success has no age limit. These dynamic women, growing older is about getting wiser—and bolder.
Selected from a pool of more than 10,000 nominees, the members of the 50 Over 50 are founding and running companies at scale ($20 million or more in revenue for for-profit companies), leading movements and changing the world. They’re working across all sectors of the American economy—venture capital, education, politics, major league sports and more—and, importantly, they’re paying forward their after-50 success.
In a moment when a global pandemic has pushed a disproportionate number of women out of the workforce—and, among this demographic, forced hundreds of thousands into too-early retirements—it is our hope that the stories of the women on this list resonate, inform and inspire.
To bring this list to life, Forbes partnered with Mika Brzezinski, a journalist, best-selling author, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and founder of Know Your Value, a digital platform and community focused on empowering women to express their personal worth and achieve gender equity in the workplace.
Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/y0BiycHz5Mw
Read the full 50 Over 50 list on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/50over50/
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