Story posted March 07, 2012
After graduating from Bowdoin, Jill Shaw Ruddock ’77 moved to New York City and worked in advertising and, later, in publishing for Inc. magazine and The Atlantic Monthly.
In 1983, she moved to London to co-head the consulting firm of The Government Research Corporation and later joined the U.S. investment bank Alex Brown & Sons, becoming managing director of their London office in 1994. In 1999, she retired from finance and became involved in the theater world, fundraising and serving on boards, including ten years as a trustee of Bowdoin.
Last year, with the publication of her first book, The Second Half of Your Life, in the United Kingdom, Shaw Ruddock has been credited with getting people all over London talking about menopause. Recently, she announced the creation of The Second Half Centre for successful aging at St. Charles Hospital in North Kensington, greater London—her idea to bring her book to life.