Barbara Beskind- 90 years old, “Age is an advantage”
In our youth obsessed culture that tells women their value is in looking and being forever young Barbara Beskind is an inspiration. At the age of 90 she is living out her dream as a designer and inventor, a career that she started after she retired from being a major 44 years ago. A career she only entered into because when she was in college she was told she would need an engineering degree in order to pursue her dream of being an inventor. ” In those days, women couldn’t get into those departments.” Now she works for cutting edge company IDEO. If you are thinking it is too late to pursue your dreams, I hope her story inspires you.
Read more about her at her life at: npr.org, At 90, She’s Designing Tech For Aging Boomers