This point usually comes in your late 40s and 50s and can last for decades. It is all about becoming a senior leader – making it from VP/SVP to the C-Suite or Board table. By the time many women get to this point, they are already financially secure and have achieved enough success to satisfy their desire for power, respect, achievement and recognition. So the question becomes – how do you find the motivation and excitement to stay in when you know you could just as easily step down and/or slow down? The answer is: find work that has personal meaning for you and use your experiences to achieve the broad positive personal and organizational impact you’ve always dreamed of. You may be crazy busy, but experience suggests that if you are busy doing something you believe in deeply, it won’t really feel like work most days – and you’ll be energized like never before.