Autumn Divas: Reflections of Two Women of Color Who Achieved Doctorates after Age 50
This article shares the personal narratives of two of its authors who refer to themselves as Autumn Divas—women of color who achieved doctorate degrees after the age of 50. These narratives reveal the women’s motivation for returning to pursue a doctorate after significant professional and life experiences, the challenges they faced while doing so, the support they received, and how they plan to use their new voices to influence positive change. Recommendations for future research seek to inspire women to pursue their goals regardless of their life stage.
NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
Cleveland State University
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