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Anne Holmes Boomer-in-Chief of NABBW

As “Boomer in Chief” of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, Anne is passionate about educating, empowering and enriching the lives of Baby Boomer Women, as we age beyond our middle years and enthusiastically launch ourselves into life’s next stage – which most people call old age. But while, chronologically we’re now all aged somewhere between 58 and 76 (born between 1946 and 1964), as a group we’re not ready to leave the playing field just yet…

We Boomers know aging doesn’t have to diminish us. We still have a lot to offer the world, and we continue to be ready and willing to enthusiastically participate. Actively involved with a number of Boomer-focused organizations and committees, Anne keeps a steady finger on the pulse of this still-spirited generation, with the goal of helping us all to enjoy life, stay healthy and continue to live lives that are rich in every sense of the word.

Beyond that, Anne is dedicated to helping facilitate positive interaction between Baby Boomers and the hard-working younger generations who follow behind us. We need to recognize that generational “sticking points” do exist, but overall, we’re all working toward similar goals. Achieving those goals just may take all of us working together.

Currently there are at least four generations in the workplace: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. (We say at least four because there actually are some very hardy Greatest Generation folks still in the workforce – and still “alive and kicking.”) Sometimes this age range makes communication challenging.

Anne suggests that it’s time we Boomers adopt the role of knowledgeable elders, and work to help resolve these conflicts. The younger groups are working hard at readying themselves to “take the world’s reins” and continue building on our efforts to move society in a positive direction. Since we fought our own “intergenerational wars” in the 60s and 70s, it’s time to take what we learned and pay it forward.

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