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PHOENIX, AZ – Vibrant Nation (, a social recommendation website geared toward accomplished women over 50, announces new interviews and content from inspiring and informed women in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale on the national website. 

For the 50 million women over 50, their perspective on careers, love and the media is enlightening and frank. These women look to their peers for inspiration and support; and they know that no one can answer their important questions better than women like them.

With that in mind, the following Vibrant Nation members address second careers, hormones and sex with the following contributions:


Patricia Drain Q&A

Posted on May 12, 2008 at 09:35AM

Author, speaker, and coach Patricia Drain answers questions about coaching, changing careers in your 50’s, and where she sees herself in 10 years.
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Judy Toth Interview

Posted on May 09, 2008 at 12:32PM

Judy Toth is the owner of Simply Impressive, a small hands-on cooking school located in Arizona. She worked for almost 30 years in the IT world, before making a huge career change and opening her own business. Judy talks to Vibrant Nation about what inspired her to open Simply Impressive, how she views success differently, and the joys of being her own boss.
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Laura Holka Q&A

Posted on May 09, 2008 at 12:20PM

Arizona-based television producer, Laura Holka, took a break from her four jobs (yes four!) to answer some questions from Vibrant Nation about her work, her thoughts on the way the media views women over 50, and the next stage of her life.
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Vibrant Nation has also added additional new “top 10” recommendation lists from women in Phoenix and across the country. 

According to Stephen Reily, founder and CEO of Vibrant Nation, the company began creating these profiles on the site to introduce Vibrant Nation members to other inspirational women and to help spark new ideas for living their best life. “Success after 50 is exactly what we want people to recognize in women through Vibrant Nation,” says Reily. “For many of these women, retirement isn’t on the radar. They view the second half of their lives as a launch pad for new endeavors. Women over 50 really deserve to be celebrated and as we have been looking for great examples across the country, we realized that we have many phenomenal women right here in Phoenix that we need to highlight.”


Vibrant Nation celebrates the independence, interests and potential of accomplished women over 50, giving them a forum to ask and answer questions from their peers, and connect each other to the best resources to get the most out of life. The concept began with the realization that there has never before been a group of women like this: Today’s women over 50 have more money and power — and are expected to live longer — than women of previous generations. Over a 10-year period ending in 2010, the 55 to 64-year old population will grow 48% with a significant female skew. In addition, consumers 50+ own up to 80% of the nation’s financial assets and control 50% of the discretionary spending, spending 2.5 times as much as younger consumers on a per capital basis. Nevertheless, marketers continue to under-recognize their value and potential.

“All of us know thriving women in their 50s and 60s who are starting businesses, joining friends for adventure travel overseas, managing their money, buying great-looking clothes and furnishing second homes,” explains Reily. “These women feel great about themselves, but you don’t see companies talking to them in a way that shows they understand them or the lives they lead.”

About Vibrant Nation:

Vibrant Nation is a social recommendation website created to connect and empower accomplished women over 50. is an online community where like-minded women can ask and answer each other’s questions on topics like travel, finance, fashion, work, the arts and philanthropy. Based on the idea that women recognize each other’s strengths and interests even when the marketplace doesn’t, Vibrant Nation was founded by Stephen Reily, a marketing professional who is continually inspired by many of the women in his life, including his 77-year old “super-cool” mother.

For more information or to join Vibrant Nation, visit