Dr Cynthia Barnett is a great example of an Encore Champion. In 2003 she retired from her position as an assistant high school principal and founded “Amazing Girls Science” whose goal is to ignite girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) fields of study.
In 2017 she was awarded the Purpose Prize for her work.  In 2020, she started a coaching business,“Refire, Don’t Retire” for older adults. In 2021,she was selected as a Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow where she is launching a virtual mentorship program! She is looking for retired STEAM professionals to be mentors.