The 40 Women To Watch Over 40 list celebrates women who are upending the perception
that 40 is past your prime. They are reinventing, leaning in, and creating momentum that will be felt by those beyond their community and field of work.
Christina, creator of 40:20 Vision, a cross-generational mentoring platform and Whitney, speaker, investor and author of Dare, Dream, Do, both share the conviction that women in their forties and onwards reach new levels of creativity, clarity and confidence.
This list will give a voice to these women who have more in front of them than they have behind them.
Christina Vuleta is the VP, Women’s Digital Network at Forbes Media LLC. She brings a proven track record in brand strategy, trends and consumer insight to building a business first platform for women on the rise. Christina is also founder of 40:20 Vision, a resource to start conversations and facilitate wisdom exchange between generations. As part of this she runs 7×7 Mentoring Salons to give established and early stage entrepreneurs a chance to have an advisory panel for a night. She co-created 40 Women to Watch Over 40, a community for women disrupting and innovating after age 40. Christina began her career Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and went on to work at Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve, Kirshenbaum Bond Senacal and Partners and The Futures Company. She has also taught at General Assembly and spoken at SXSW Interactive and Social Media Week. You can find her writing at Women 2.0, Medium, The Huffington Post and The Daily Muse.
Whitney Johnson was recognized as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers in 2015, and was a finalist for the Top thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London. She is best known for her work on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She is formerly an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst for eight consecutive years, including at Merrill Lynch, and is the former president and co-founder of a boutique investment firm with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, one of Inc. Magazines Top 100 Business Books in 2015. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, a LinkedInfluencer, co-founder of Forty Women over 40 to Watch, and was named one of Fortune’s 55 Women to Follow on Twitter in 2014. She and her husband, and their two children, live in Lexington, VA.
I provide content, branding, and partnership strategy for web properties and apps to places like Venmo, Hearst, and my current role, Forbes. I also run the online lifestyle site Smart, Pretty & Awkward, host the podcast Two Inboxes, and love to share marketing knowledge via speaking engagements to student and corporate audiences.
Catherine is a strategy and management consultant who partners with retailers and consumer-facing organizations to redefine their future. She is a seasoned strategist, executive and advisor to CEOs. Catherine has work experience in the US, EU and Asia and brings a global perspective on retail innovation to her clients as well as to start-ups in the New York Fashion Tech Lab where she is an advisor. Catherine is based in Canada and serves clients globally.
Stephanie works in Consumer Marketing at Edelman Chicago. She contributes to the 40:20 Vision as the Millennial editor and serves on the Junior Board for non-profit She’s the First, which sponsors education for girls in low-income countries so they can be the first in their families to graduate from high school.