By Maja Gawronska
Natasha Josefowitz, PhD, a longtime supporter, friend, and volunteer at the UC San Diego Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the Center for Healthy Aging, was inducted into the Women of San Diego County Hall of Fame on March 1 at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center. She was honored with the Empowerer award for her life as an educator and advocate for women in business.
The author of the nation’s first university course for women in business and the best-selling book Paths to Power: A Woman’s Guide from the First Job to Top Executive, as well as one of the first five women to join the Rotary Club’s San Diego chapter, Dr. Josefowitz has focused her career on empowering women. But her work has evolved over the years. As she has aged, she has turned more of her attention toward helping older adults stay active in their careers and private lives. Dr. Josefowitz practices what she preaches: She calls herself a late bloomer, having earned her master’s degree at age forty and her doctorate at age fifty.
Dr. Josefowitz was a professor of management for thirty years and is an internationally known business consultant and keynote speaker. For ten years she had a weekly program on public radio and a monthly television segment. She has been a guest on many radio and TV shows, including All Things Considered, Larry King Live, and The Dr. Ruth Show.
Her award-winning work has been published in twenty business and poetry books and more than one hundred journals, newspapers, and magazines, including the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today,and London Times. Dr. Josefowitz is also a regular blogger on the Huffington Post. Her twentieth book, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without: Hope and Healing after Loss, was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013.