Sunday, April 12 at 4:00 pm

Sunday Speaker Series: Rita Foley, Co-author of Revolutionary Retirement

RevRetirementThinking of retiring but wonder about how the “R” word will work for you?  Then join us on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (29 Main Street, Stockbridge) for a reading and book signing with Rita Foley, co-author of Revolutionary Retirement.  Ms. Foley also will offer a few short fun exercises for the audience.

Baby Boomers (76 million!) have not always done things conventionally, and now they are breaking new ground in the way they are “retiring.” It’s not their grandfathers’ or even parents’ retirement. It could be thirty years long! But, the path is not always clear. Longer lives, financial strain, lots of opportunities, multigenerational issues, health challenges, and more create the need for everyone to have a good plan for their next life chapter.

Revolutionary Retirement is a book by Baby Boomers for Baby Boomers about the transition into a new phase of life—not to retire, but to reboot and reinvent. It’s about actually designing the next chapter the way they want it. The book recognizes that people want relevance, fulfillment, identity, and self-esteem. And it recognizes what they fear, including financial inadequacy. The book is much more than finances, though — it’s about life.

Foley-RitaAbout Rita Foley: Rita is a Corporate Director, retired Fortune 500 Global President, and a committed leader in numerous organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of individuals. She sits on the boards of publicly traded PetSmart and Dresser-Rand, and The HealthCare Chaplaincy. She is a former member of the boards of Pro Mujer International, Council of the Americas and Wall AG. Rita was honored by NACD for their Inaugural Not-for-Profit Director of the Year award.

These appointments follow her retirement from a very successful business career, which culminated at $6B MeadWestvaco as Global President of the $1.1B Consumer Packaging Group. Earlier in her career, Rita was EVP, Worldwide Operations for QAD in Santa Barbara, CA, a global enterprise resources (ERP) and supply chain software company. Rita spent 17 years of her career at Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) in Maynard, MA in various leadership roles. Prior to joining Digital, she spent five years with Harris Lanier. Rita began her career at Polaroid in St. Albans, England.

Educated in the US and abroad, Rita received her Diploma from the University of Geneva in 1974 and a BA with Honors in Psychology from Smith College (Northampton, MA) in 1975. She graduated from INSEAD’S Aims program in 1993, and Stanford’s Executive MBA Program (SEP) in 1995.

Rita is Co-Author of Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for YOU? (2014) and Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break (2011) and Co-Founding Partner of Reboot Partners LLC


There is a $5 suggested donation for this program.  All proceeds help defray the costs of programs presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives.


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