Listen to Nina Lorez Collins, Author and Founder of the Group “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” share her story of creating a group now comprised of 26,000 women over 40. Learn about the power of normalization and honesty to help bring people together. Consider the concept of “reinvention” as people get older and the pressure associated with that idea. You will be captivated by Nina and her path of self-exploration.

Nina Lorez Collins has had a long career in book publishing, first as a scout and then as an agent. In 2013 Nina completed both a life coach certificate and a Columbia University Masters in Narrative Medicine. She has been consulting and writing since then. Nina’s interests—issues around transition, loss, separation, end of life, how women, in particular, tell stories—have come together in the creation of a closed online community for women over 40 called What Would Virginia Woolf Do? now also the title of her book, which was published by Grand Central in 2018. Following is a New York Times Article describing her group https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/style/should-i-join-what-would-virginia-woolf-do-facebook-group.html.

Nina is currently at work on a memoir about her mother. She has four children, lives in Brooklyn, and is a trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library.