“A must read for every woman

seeking to pursue her unique life.”

Former MA Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy

About the Book

Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life introduces women to a new way of thinking about the events that shape their adult lives – like marriage or childbirth or job loss or retirement – and offers a toolkit specifically designed for women in transition.

Author Linda Rossetti, a Harvard MBA, veteran tech start-up entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive, engages readers with her own transition story and the stories of hundreds of other women who shared their experiences with her. The book provides women with a framework and a roadmap for transition repositioning it as optimistic, positive and approachable for women from all walks of life.

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Transition Primer
Transitioning Primer

Watch this YouTube primer on Transition filmed in January 2016 at FAN, Chicago, IL.

Book Discussion Guide

Enjoy this discussion guide at your Book Group’s next meeting! Or use the guide as a self-reflection tool.

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Change or Transition?
Change or Transition?

Does change differ from transition? Learn the definition of both change and transition and explore if the two terms differ.

News & More

Recent Press

Recent Press
Money Magazine Job Seekers Makeover

Linda Rossetti joins Money Magazine’s Career Makeover Team. Read the article on Money Magazine’s web site.  


NPR’s 51% Interviews W&T Author

Allison Dunne of NPR’s 51% interviews Linda Rossetti about women, transition and her commitment to increasing the capacity for transition in…


Linda Rossetti Interviewed on NECN Business

Mike Nikitas interviews Linda Rossetti on the release of her new book, Women & Transition. Watch the interview.


Blog Posts

Blog Posts
    Will you be maskless?

    Are you ready to remove the invisible mask that limits what others see of you?


    Do we pay lip service to failure?

    Do you have the courage to fail? Massachusetts Senator Cindy Friedman and I talk about this question on the most recent episode of ...


    Emotions, Vulnerability and Expanding Possibilities

    Take a moment to listen to the most recent episode of Destination Unknown, my podcast that explores transition and its expression in our ...


Upcoming Talks

Upcoming Talks
A Conversation about Women & Transition

Join us for a conversation sponsored by the Wealth Management team at Merrill Lynch’s Connecticut Branches.


Your Move: Making the Most of Your Next Transition – Professional and Personal

Your Move: Making the Most of Your Next Transition (Professional or Personal)   12PM – 1PM EST 24 JAN 2017 Virtual Your Move: Making th…


Boston Women in Finance – Atlantic Ave Boston

Transitioning, Reinventing and Advancement Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The offices of Arthur J. Gallagher, 470 Atla…


Press Inquiries

For press inquiries or to contact Linda directly please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page or email linda@WomenAndTransition.com.


Your Voices

Here are The Voices of women in transition who’ve agreed to share their beautiful, evolving, strong and incomplete stories with you.  Join them by filling out the form at our VoiceWorx App.

I am passionate about using dogs in education. I do too much that isn’t focused on my passion.  I love it because working with kids and dogs is crazy some of the time, but fun all of the time . I hope to transform lives with my dogs.

I am a widow with children, sons-in-law, and grandchildren, a writer, creative business owner, and musician. I do writing, design greeting cards, play the French horn, and spend time with my family. I love it because it’s creative, and I’ve always loved being creative, and it can also make connections with others. I hope to publish several books and speak on marriage and creativity.

I am a coach who works to empower women to be the best they can be. I do this work because I believe in the potential of every women. I love it because I want women to shine, to feel fulfilled, and to contribute to the world in a way that is meaningful to them. I hope to help 100’s of women go out into the word and serve in the way that is meaningful to them.

I am a woman evolving and searching for my purpose in life, to identify how to offer my unique gifts to the benefit of others and to feel in alignment while doing so. To discover my “calling”. I do many roles as a wife, a mother, a volunteer. I am a passionate ideas person who likes to create things for mission driven groups and organizations. I love it because…I love people and helping people. I like solving issues. I have many interests and love to share my ideas. I hope to…make the world a better place by identifying and using my unique gifts and living a wholehearted, authentic and joyful life.

I am…still growing, continuously learning, courageous, a people person, industrious, someone who loves to pet animals, an outdoor enthusiast, active! over-accommodating, persistent, a mother, lover, daughter, sister, an advocate of Women and Transition.I do…believe studying change is the basis toward creating understanding and positive pathways to support one another. I do believe our lexicon needs a refresh – what is a “broken family”/ “X-Spouse” / “Over-aged” / etc…? I do love life, nature, the wind in my hair, sunsets, the sounds of a rooster in the morning, and I do believe we are developing as a society….I do believe in happy . I love it because…it is feeling alive! I love it because….I am working for something bigger then myself.I hope to…be a pioneer, I hope to be an inspiration, I hope to…..leave a positive legacy, I hope….my business thrives,. I hope….to believe in my worth, myself. .

I am…a woman who has been unable to have children, despite great efforts trying. I am also a wife, devoted aunty, daughter, friend, community member, church participant, believer. I am a slow living and sustainable consumption advocate, creativity developer, design aesthete.I do…transitioning work on myself. I love it because…I love focusing on my strengths, it heartens, enthuses and empowers me, helps me to forge ahead.I hope to…do organisational development and vocational guidance or perhaps life coaching for other childless women. And creativity development, including from a Christian spiritual perspective.

I am…a leader, a mother, a city builder, a community builder. I do…lead people to drive positive change… inspire people to be at their very best. I love it because…I love to see others reach new heights, it is intellectually stimulating, I feel like I am making a difference, I am happiest when creating new systems and implementing. I hope to…find somewhere with the right organization where I can do just that.

I am…a woman, a mother, an entrepreneur, a speaker, a writer, a motivator, and a force of nature. I do…believe that anything is possible, and I do believe in myself. I love it because…it is a challenge, an ongoing process, and one that can be shared. I hope to…face my fears head on, rise to the occasion, and fulfill my contract and my purpose in this lifetime.

I am a successful mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, colleague, advisor, and friend. I am awesome. I am happy. I am in love. I have wonderful children and family. I advise family and friends to make good choices with their money.. I love it because…people trust me to do the right thing for them and their family. I hope to raise happy children and help change the world for my family and friends and hope I can learn how to help attract the right people to me.

I am…a mirror ball, providing light and energy to a broad range of incredible human beings. . I do…entrepreneurial work, coaching, people engagement and mothering my incredible [young adult] children . I love it because…for what feels like the first time in my life, I’m enjoying a new calibration between following my heart and my head. Supporting myself, and my clients, to enjoy exploration and implementation is enormously rewarding. . I hope to…relax into a new way of working, and to continue supporting my family – financially and otherwise – in the process. .

I am…a graphic designer. I do…print, web, multimedia designs and marketing. I love it because…I get to bring my ideas to life. I hope to…find purpose in my thoughts and actions every day.

I am a builder. I catalyze young leaders to find meaning in their work. I love it because it makes me feel like I am giving back. I hope to write a book about it someday…Navigating Your Early Career During Times of Change.

I am a builder. I catalyze young leaders to find meaning in their work. I love it because it makes me feel like I am giving back. I hope to write a book about it someday…Navigating Your Early Career During Times of Change.

I am…a writer, mother, performer, communicator, friend. I am kind, enthusiastic, positive, emotional and loving. I am a good, not great, person, striving to be my best self. I do…whatever needs to be done in the moment. I write copy, promote nonprofit arts and education programs, support my children. I love it because…it makes me feel that I am making a positive difference in the world, and it charges me creatively and emotionally. I hope to…find a passion/interest that I can commit to for the next phase of my life, doing something productive and meaningful.

I am…Jane. 49 years old and mother to Alexei 6.5 years old adopted from Russia at 12 months old – my most fulfilling and life changing achievement. . I am a Life Style and Well Being Coach supporting women on their journey through the physical and emotional trauma of cancer treatment. I love it because…”what I do is very personal and transformative for women, all of whom have lost their confidence, identity and been robbed of their strength and female power. Together, we re-build that through a series of coaching sessions. I meet so many incredible women and I sit in a privileged place within their lives” . I hope to have a long and full life.

I am…a child of God, 57 year old woman, couples therapist, mother of 2 adopted children, wife, daughter, sister, friend. I am spiritual, grateful, sometimes lonely and sad, sometimes afraid, sometimes frustrated and mad – emotionally flexible. I am fat and stressed and frustrated with myself. I do…many things that I love and am passionate about. My work as a couples therapist is deeply rewarding. I’m on the Executive Board of an area youth drug prevention coalition. I’m a mother and a wife. I weave and quilt and love fiber arts. I enjoy working on my family’s genealogy. I am forever curious about people and cultures and stories. I love it because…my life is a variety of passionate interests that absorb my heart and soul and connect me with others. My change of career in my late 30s (from CPA to family therapist) was a result of prayer and meditation and finally succumbing to God’s tiny voice to have faith and follow my calling.I hope to…joyfully grow old with my husband and children – and to lose weight and get healthy – my hope and desire for the past 45 years. Maybe I should focus on acceptance!.

. . . leaving a corporate job that gives me structure, colleagues and a sense of purpose to jump off of the cliff into the world of a portfolio career. . . . a lot of communicating, team facilitation and project management. I put into place systems and structures to inject discipline into teams’ and organizations’ work. I love it because I am good at it and I get a sense of accomplishment. I hope to find ways to create value for the other things I like to do: strategic insights and coaching.

I am…an energetic, inspired and caring person, who loves to learn and contribute in a meaningful way.I do…a lot of things at the same time. I am a juggler, who is at her best when busy. . I love it because…I feel accomplished when I am constantly learning and evolving.I hope to…write a book one day or tell my story to a large group of people who I can inspire in a way that others do for .

I am…a wife, mother, daughter and brain surgery survivor. . I do…acts of kindness daily to make the world a better place. I love it because…it makes me feel that I am doing my part to heal the world. I hope to…create a nonprofit to help others.

I am a work in progress…I am courageous, kind and charming. . I do what I love! I coach leaders to find their voice and co-create with them a roadmap to bring it to life. I love it because it connects with my values, energizes me and connects me with others stories. I am privileged to listen to leader’s stories by being present. I hope to become less judgmental of myself and others. I hope to be more curious that certain everyday.

I am an attorney/consultant/community organizer with 15+ years of experience. Throughout my career, I have made a number of moves based on the needs of my family. As a result, my career has been very varied, though also quite interesting. I am currently who is taking time off to be with my two teenage daughters, but will be returning to work within the next year. I love the practice of law because it requires constant learning (about new areas of the law, new industries, changing public policy, etc). I hope to find a really exciting opportunity (or create my own opportunity) that aligns with my passions and experience.

I am curious and hungry for new discoveries about myself and the world around me. I do some things with joy, but too much stuff I do is uninspiring to me. I am grateful for the luxury of time, but I am not using my time wisely. I love it, not so much, feeling disconnected, and am afraid to break out of the routine I’ve established. I hope to take steps to my commitment to use my voice and take chances in new ways, to broaden my view and help others.

I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, business professional and on the verge of something great but held back by fear. . I do a lot for a company and a ton for my family but it feels like it’s in the wrong order. . I love it because I want to feel like I’m a part of something bigger than me. I want to connect with others and bring my whole self to every situation. . I hope to realign my life’s work with my values to achieve a better balance and wholehearted life. .


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A campaign dedicated to advocacy and education about women and their transitions

Women & Transition serves as the cornerstone of a campaign dedicated to increasing the capacity for transition in women – everywhere!  Author Linda Rossetti started the not-for-profit WE R, Women’s Engagement Resources, to realize this mission.  The organization will create resources  – workbooks, video/audio tools, and curriculum – to support women and women’s organizations;  and will collaborate on research to further our understanding of transition in women’s lives.

Our first tool, VoiceWorx, is dedicated to helping women establish and exercise their own unique voice. Visit it here.

WE R will work through existing mission-based organizations to bring education and tools to women.  Join Our Community to receive updates of our progress.   Or inquire below about how your organization and its members might benefit from the tools developed through WE R.

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