One thing I’m sure of is that our generation of can-do, grown-up women are achieving amazing things, such as the three women we speak to on page 34, who are forging ahead to reach new heights. Underpinning their success is a readiness to embrace change and a positive mindset about the exciting things the future holds. Nawaal Howa tells how her acting dreams really took oﬀ when she realised the only thing holding her back was herself. What is it you’d like to do this year,and is there anything stopping you? Read their stories – and those of six fabulous women who won’t let age stop them (p54) – for inspiration.One of the joys of being on a women’s title is seeing the lovely new beauty products around. With beauty companies increasingly speaking to 40+ women and launching products geared towards their needs, it can be daunting knowing which to buy. Our beauty editor, Martinique Stevens, spends a lot of time researching which products are best fore very concern, from foundations that don’t slip and frizz-fighters that tame hair, to that holy grail, lipstick that stays put all night. Much of her work culminates in our prestigious Beauty Awards (p76).