Founder letter

who is lucy?

Meet Lucy

In 1974, archaeologists working in Ethiopia were listening to the Beatles song…

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” when they came upon the skeleton of a 3-million-year-old female, the first known species to walk upright on two legs. Aptly enough, they named her “Lucy”.

We’ve branded our ground-breaking online community “LUCY” in honor of this “first lady” and to unabashedly salute the power of women everywhere, especially those over 50 who have experienced age and gender bias.

Uniting our voices, our talent, and our boundless tenacity, we want to inspire women everywhere to stand together and triumph over these archaic yet still deeply entrenched forces of discrimination.

Meet Lucy

We are a group of women and men concerned about the future of all women, especially those who are 50+. We bring understanding and perspective to issues affecting so many women of LUCY’s demographic—ageism, gender bias and racism.

With LUCY, we’ll champion 50+ women of all races and cultures so they may realize their dreams and move from invisible to invincible. We know that women 50+ experience life-changing transitions. LUCY will offer a supportive space where women of our demographic can interact and freely discuss age and gender politics while charting the next chapter of their lives.

Our membership site is free and offers a wealth of incredible resources—a library, experts, workshops, videos, and podcasts.

And, don’t miss our live interactive discussions led by a leading former broadcast journalist offering advice and inspiration about the workplace, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, gender equality, and more.

Please join us on this journey for equality today!

Meet Lucy
Carmen Dell’Orefice Alessandra Ferri
Photo credit, Fadil Berisha
Carmen Dell’Orefice
Alessandra Ferri



The evergreen Screening Room Series will profile female executives, entrepreneurs, authors, media professionals, artists and others who share personal stories of overcoming fear and triumphing over age and gender-related challenges.

The first video presented here features friends, supporters and LUCY management offering a short introduction to LUCY and its Mission. The second video profiles a story of courage and inspiration by LUCY supporter Alessandra Ferri, renowned Prima Ballerina Assoluta.



Podcasts are hosted by Kitty Pilgrim, internationally recognized journalist and produced by Emmy Award winning producer, Catherine Tatge.

Audrey Smaltz

Founder of “Ground Crew” and legendary fashion icon.

Duration: 18:00m

Annette Green

International Fragrance icon, legendary leader of The Fragrance Foundation and Author of Spritzing to Success With the Woman who Brought an Industry to its Senses.

Duration: 18:00m

Judy Woodruff

Broadcast journalist, anchor and Managing Editor of the “PBS NewsHour.”

Duration: 18:00m