About Julie Ankers

Julie is an entrepreneur and businesswoman with expertise in learning and organisational development, and a passion for helping women navigate their lives beyond 50. She has founded and developed a number of start-up companies, including a trainers and speakers bureau and a company with a focus on retaining mature age workers and building effective age-inclusive workforces.  Julie has also served on various boards for the advancement of women in business.

Three years ago Julie decided to make a tree change to live in the Blue Mountains. She now divides her time between two x 2-hour radio programs, various board commitments, writing, theatre, cinema and a good glass of red.

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Meet the Women of Feisty, Fabulous & 50+



These 21 feisty, fabulous, 50+ women are not celebrities or high fliers. These women are like you and I, navigating their ‘third age’ the best way they know how. Relying on instinct, experience and a certain amount of chutzpah they have overcome life-threatening illnesses, relationship issues, sexism, racism, ageism and other hurdles. They have manage to get on with life regardless of what life has thrown them – like so many women we know. To all of the women in this book, I salute you!

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Feisty, Fabulous & 50 +

A collection of insightful autobiographical stories of 21 Australian women describing how they are navigating their lives after 50. Each writer shares her history, aspirations, challenges and successes as though joining the reader over a cup of coffee. Frank and compelling.
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Feisty, Fabulous & 50 +Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 2:04pm
Off to speak to Wyong Probus and Wyong Library at Bateau Bay On 23rd October and Blacktown Library on Thursday 26th! Mosman Library is on 4th December. With Christmas in the wings you can buy the book on Amazon. The men’s book ‘call me frank’ will be published next March. Already orders are flowing in from overseas. I am so damn proud of the men who put pen to paper for this book. It’s frank...oh so frank..
and I was told by all my women friends that I wouldn’t get a word out of them. WRONG!
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Feisty, Fabulous & 50 +Feisty, Fabulous & 50 + shared Prominent Financial Services's post.Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 9:25am
Read Christine’s story in Feisty, Fabulous & 50+ Truly amazing and inspirational!
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Feisty, Fabulous & 50 +Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 11:03am
Talking at Blacktown, Wyong and Mosman libraries during the remainder of the year. Early 2018 I will be launching 'call me frank', my book of men's stories, the companion to Feisty, Fabulous & 50+ and then we hit the publicity trail again. If you haven't guessed, I am loving this! It gives me an opportunity to hear so many inspirational previously untold stories and to give encouragement to those doing it tough.
If the books can help people move forward, feel less lonely,
Inspired to make changes, celebrate overcoming adversity or just burst into peels of laughter the books will have achieved their aim. Also finding lots of people are buying FFF+ for friends turning 50. What joy promoting this current book has given me! If you haven't read it but would like to, you can buy the ebook or hard copy through Amazon or your library may like to purchase a couple of copies for its borrowers.
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