Diana Coleman inspires women to take risks in their second
half of life. Coleman will be speaking at the Camden Public Library on
Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 pm, sharing stories of women enjoying new
experiences, riveting adventures, and making beneficial changes.
Believing in female fortitude and risk-taking power, Diana
Coleman enjoys conducting engaging presentations to motivate others by sharing
women’s inspirational stories during the second half of life. She interviewed
many women and documented twenty-six stories of women taking diverse risks for
her book "Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50".
In "Women Going For It!" Coleman writes about
twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, share their compelling risk-taking
stories with grit and humor. Examples include donating a kidney to a
stranger, building schools in Ethiopia, racing around a Roller Derby track—the
women triumph over fears and offer advice. Tools for taking risks are included.
From Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya, these women will entertain and
A former administrator, Diana raised funds for education,
health, and microenterprise, for organizations including Save the Children, the
University of California, Berkeley, the International Museum of Women, and Pen
Bay Healthcare Foundation. An avid and enthusiastic traveler, work and studies
have taken her to Central America, Africa, and Asia. She serves on the board of
Mpanzi, supporting women and girls in Kenya. Diana has a B.A. from Russell Sage
College, and an M.A. from American University. Originally from Massachusetts,
she lived thirty years in San Francisco. When not traveling, she resides in
Diana’s travel essays, "Road Trip,” and "Glimpses of Kenya
from a Mzungu Woman,” are published in the Goose River Anthology 2017 and 2015.