The rise of the seniorpreneurs
Meet the seniorpreneurs - baby boomer business owners changing the way we think about work and retirement. Many are driven by a desire to remain active.
Kerry started her career as an accountant, but decided to ’get with the times’ and became one of the first women in Australia to become an electronic engineer. She pioneered a career in the growing world of tech that we all now take for granted.
With many career highs, including implementing the world’s first national emergency warning system, she is now nearing retirement. Kerry wants to take her success from the past to move that into her new passion – creating sustainable energy solutions for communities affected by natural disasters.
Zara Michales draws her strength from the love and support of her mum and dad. As small business owners, Sandra and Peter Michales have always worked long hours. But even so, during the 33 years they’ve run their local corner store, they’ve always found the time to help their five children pursue their dreams.
Pursuing a creative dream takes time, effort – and money. Musician and writer Sam Delich says his parents’ support has always allowed him to follow his passions, but now he wants them to focus on themselves.
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