After 28 years of practicing real estate law, Ronna Benjamin realized how much she loved writing and how much she hated lawyering. She jumped into the world of writing at Better After 50 and never looked back! She is loving her “second act” as Partner and Managing Editor at Better After 50. Ronna writes humorously about the things BA50s are concerned about – personal experiences with adult children, the quirks of aging parents and in-laws, and her own emotional and physical health issues (i.e., insomnia, anxiety, and bulging waist lines). A native Bostonian who loves to spend time with her husband and three adult children, Ronna also enjoys sailing, cooking, running, and biking–and she tolerates skiing so she is not left home during family vacations. Check out her new book “We Are Better After 50 Because…” co-written by Ronna and her BA50 Partner Felice Shapiro, a perfect gift for the birthday girl in her 50’s!
Barbara Rady Kazdan
In 2010 Barbara founded Achieving Change Together to advise and connect social entrepreneurs, tapping 30 years of non-profit leadership.
In her “encore career,” this Silver Spring, Maryland grandmother writes personal essays and memoir. Her work appears in Contagious Optimism, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People, BetterAfter50.com and NextAvenue.org