The Women Over 50 In Order of Appearance
Caroll Yule

Carroll Yule | Age: 63

My favorite quote is, "I've learned that people
forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelo

Lida Bastian

Lida Marie Bastian | Age: 77

Favorite Quote: "Should you want strength, success, peace,
there is only one way, let the
Lord direct your daily life."
- Lida Marie Bastian

Cleatrice Bell

Cleatrice Bell | Age: 83

Favorite Quote: All things work together for good
to those that love the Lord and I'm too
blessed to be stressed."

Yolanda Carlos

Yolanda Carlos | Age: 59

Favorite Quotes:"It's time for greatness -- not for greed.
It's a time for idealism -- not ideology.
It is a time not just for compassionate words,
but compassionate action."
— Marian Wright Edelman

Life verse: Psalm 63:1
You are my God; Early I will seek thee.

Janine Lauder

Janine Lauder | Age: 54

Favorite Quote: Jump and the Net will appear.

Arlene Gluck

Arlene Gluck | Age: 60's

Favorite Quote: "It's never too late to be
what you might have been."

Pat Bagby

Pat Bagby | Age: 65

Favorite Quote: "Do not regret growing older.
It is a privilege denied many."

Irma Aguilar

Irma Aguilar | Age: 55

Favorite Quote: "We are all blessed with individual talent!
It is up to us what we do with it."

Donna Siegel

Donna Siegel | Age: 71

Favorite Quote: "Indulge your curiosity and you will make
life exponentially more interesting!"
- Dr. J. Jeanne Garrison

Theresa Polley-Shellcroft

Theresa Polley-Shellcroft | Age: 65

Favorite Quote: "Lord, help me to remember that
the sun has never failed us yet."
- Author Unknown

Fusako Yokotobi

Fusako Yokotobi | Age: 61

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
- Indira Gandhi

Margaret Diaz

Margaret Diaz | Age: 60+

Favorite Quote: If you don't stand for something, you'll
fall for everything. Treat others the way you
want to be treated.

Carlene Balbes-Duke

Carlene Balbes-Duke | Age: 66

Favorite Quote: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a
mystery, and today is a gift; that's why
they call it the present."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Yvonne Hernandez

Yvonne Hernandez | Age:50s

Favorite Quote: "Your friends will come and go, but
family will always be here."
- Granpa Conrad Cordova

Delores Williams

Delores Williams | Age:55

Favorite Quote: "My soul's desire is to always give my
very best in every area of my life and to everyone I come into contact
with. My reward is to be spiritually
rich enough to be able to fulfill my soul's desire.

Beverly Mefford

Beverly Mefford | Age:50+

Favorite Quote: "The sun shall not preserve
you by day, nor the moon by night."

Karla Franko

Karla Franko | Age:56

Favorite Quote: "I believe in Christianity as I
believe in the rising of the sun…not because I see it,
but because I see everything by the light it radiates."
- C. S. Lewis

Carmen Gutierrez

Carmen Gutierrez | Age:63

Favorite Quote: "Among individuals as among nations,
respect for the rights of others is peace"
- Carmen V. Gutierrez

Leona (Lee) Griner

Leona (Lee) Griner | Age:79

Favorite Quote: "You can't reach the stars
if you don't shoot for the moon."
- Joshua A. Thomas Sr. (1895-1971)

Dinah Shumway

Dinah Shumway | Age:63 1/2

Favorite Quotes: "Wild Women don't get the blues."
- Ida Prather Cos (1886-1967)

"You will do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm."
- Collette (1873-1954)

"It can't be mined, it has to be mined."
- Mineral Information Institute / Women in Mining

With joy, laughter, emotion and depth the women over 50 share their moving and thought provoking insights. Click on the names (to the left) to see a short quote and photo of the women featured in this project

Two years in the making, what began as a pictorial museum exhibit has evolved into an extraordinary one-hour documentary, "Women Over 50". This is a dynamic, candid exploration into the beauty, grace, wisdom and confidence unfolding from lessons and stories from an eclectic collection of eyes who have seen over half a century (or more) of life.

Taking a cue from humanity, not society, this documentary celebrates these women in an intimate, artistic setting. From a geologist to a high-level business woman; from a teacher to an entrepreneur; from a foster mom to a great-great-grandmother... Their challenges and experiences are as diverse as they are, yet wisdom, maturity, style and class creates a thread, which ties this sisterhood together.

Twenty ladies participated in the stylized one-on-one dialogue with the filmmaker, with two questions posed to them:

What was the greatest lesson you ever learned?
What was the greatest lesson you ever taught?

With joy, laughter emotion and depth, the Women Over 50 share their moving, thought-provoking answers. The filmmaking team of Regina Weatherspoon-Bell (Executive Producer / Director), Michael Kernan (Director of Photography / Editor) and Benn Johnston (Still Photographer) truly captures the essence of these phenomenal women and their experiences.

"Women Over 50" is the passionate brainchild of filmmaker, media entrepreneur and community leader Regina Weatherspoon-Bell: "As a little girl I always found older women very interesting, I still love to hear their conversations and stories. For years I've had the idea of developing something that was artistic and special featuring women sharing their stories. Recently, as I matured crossing into that "50 Club", I wanted to create a statement that says 'some of us are not trying to recapture our youth, but mature into our next phase with the best of what youth has taught us'. I wanted to create a visual for people to actually see the truth of what that looks like. Most importantly, I wanted to create something that says 'don't dismiss, overlook or count us out!'"

Ms. Bell's vision for "Women Over 50" is to uplift Women Over 50 and encourage others to experience and appreciate Women Over 50!