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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

About 40Plus

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Our Mission:  

The mission of 40Plus of Greater Washington is to help experienced professionals know and effectively communicate their value with confidence in securing a new position or changing careers.

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Our Vision:  

40Plus is a community connecting individuals to share experiences, support, and resources throughout our careers.

Our Beginnings

40Plus was founded during the Great Depression. In 1939, Henry Simler, an executive with the Remington Rand company, created a “40 Plus Committee” at New York City’s Sales Executive Club to help over-40 executives who were having difficulty finding jobs.

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Four American giants formed the New York organization’s first Advisory Board: (left to right) Tom Watson, president and founder of IBM; James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney & Co.; Arthur Godfrey, popular radio and TV personality; and Norman Vincent Peale, minister, inspirational speaker, and author of The Power of Positive Thinking. The concept spread to cities throughout the U.S.

They realized that a program combining training, motivation, and support, led by and for unemployed people, would work wonders.  That's still true today.

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40Plus of Greater Washington

1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005