Revolting Women

By: Lucy Ryan
Published by:

Practical Inspiration Publishing

ISBN: 9781788603980
Genre: Business
Publication date: 09/05/2023
Price: 19.99


Every day, professional women over 50 are shattering the old misconceptions about age and ambition, but many find they have to leave their companies to do so. Lucy Ryan shows how businesses can retain and develop this invaluable talent pool.

Author's Biography

For the last 20 years, Lucy Ryan has coached leaders in global companies across 29 countries, and is a passionate advocate for women’s professional development. Noticing a trend of female midlife clients leaving their corporate roles, she led a five-year research project exploring this phenomenon, filling a long-standing data gap.


‘It’s hard to disagree with anything in this book. It’s clear. It’s pithy. It’s enraging.’ – The Sunday Times
‘This story needs to be told…I hope this book can be a force for good in our society.’ – Ben Cooper, Chief Content and Music Officer, Bauer Media Group
‘Real life, factual and gripping – an honest account which unmasks the experiences of midlife women’ – Becky Hewitt, former Human Resources Director, Leeds Building Society
‘I devoured the excellent research and was really moved by the personal stories and experiences shared in this richly rewarding read. ‘ – Janie van Hool, Voice Presence
‘Will inspire you to explore that ‘sparkle of female genius’ that allows women to take on the world in their later years.’- Emma Howard Boyd CBE, Green Finance Institute



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  1. Thank you — a great help for us women.

  2. Fantastic book – clear, researched and beautifully written

  3. Thank you Lucy for sharing your research, thoughts and pragramatic approach to enabling women with this previously neglected topic

  4. Fabulous read and a must for all boards.

  5. Brilliant book. A wake up call to organisations to transform from twentieth century structures and policies to those suited to this one. A great reminder that flexibility and adaptability are pre-requisites for economic success. Mid-career women face particular challenges which require these in abundance so that they don’t walk away just when they gave most to offer.
    Thanks Lucy for a stimulating read.

  6. An insightful and inspiring book with practical actions that we should all be taking to change the way mid career women are being viewed and side lined by organisations. A brilliant book for women written by a brilliant woman!

  7. My thanks to Lucy Ryan for starting this vital conversation with such energy. It’s a great read – clear, powerful and inspiring.

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