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Growing up in Senegal and Paris, Aicha Evans idolized Marie Curie and dreamed of becoming a technologist–one who makes an impact on the world. In 2019, after more than a decade working for Intel, Evans got that chance when she was tapped as the CEO of autonomous vehicle company Zoox. Less than a year later she orchestrated its $1.2 billion sale to Amazon but held on to her c-suite spot.
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.
Read more about the 50 Over 50 honorees on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/50over50/
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