Rachel Lankester

Publisher/Editor – The Mutton Club e-zine, Founder – Magnificent Midlife


Rachel Lankester is the publisher and editor of The Mutton Club online magazine and the founder of the Magnificent Midlife Movement, celebrating and empowering women 40+. She’s passionate about changing how society perceives women in midlife and beyond, and also how we view ourselves. She’s on a mission to disrupt negative ageist and sexist stereotypes about older women, menopause and aging. 

After an early menopause at 41, followed by a period of soul-searching, she created what she wasn’t able to find to help her cope. She’s spent over a decade helping women vibrantly transition through midlife, including researching the many natural ways to help us cope better with menopause.

The Magnificent Midlife world includes mentoring, an online community, educational resources, an inspiring podcast and self-study programs to help midlife women refresh, re-energize and recalibrate. 

It also includes The Mutton Club online magazine for women 40+ which is where it all started! 

Find out more about how to work with Rachel on the Magnificent Midlife website.

Rachel’s midlife reinvention came after a long and successful career in financial communications which took her all over the world, including 3 years working in New York and as communications manager for a FTSE 100 company. She has an MBA and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as well as reasonable French. 

Rachel is available for media opportunities, expert comment, event panels, interviews and features on:

  • Menopause and midlife
  • Ending ageism
  • Disrupting ageist, sexist narratives about older women
  • Being a fabulous older woman
  • Midlife reinvention/career change
  • Midlife angst
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Her podcast Magnificent Midlife
  • Natural remedies for menopause
  • Coping with early menopause
  • Being self employed at 50+

Download Rachel’s Media Kit

Media Coverage

eShe Magazine

Woman’s Weekly

Prima Magazine

Huffington Post

Woman’s Own

Finding Kathy Brown

Authority Magazine

Podcast Guest Appearances

We Should Talk About That (Magnificent Midlife and Menopause)

Experience 50 (Is that ageism?)

Hot Flashes & Cool Topics  (Women empowerment and the midlife movement)

Zestful Aging  (How can two white women of privilege talk about Black Lives Matter)

Twisting The Plot (What women in midlife need and who we can become as we age)

Messy Middle Road Trip Part One and Two (How to have a magnificent midlife)

The Broad Experience (Ageism in the workplace)

Menopodcast (Interview with Rachel Lankester) 

Twisting The Plot (Re-writing narratives around ageing and women)

Out Of The Bubble (Having a magnificent midlife) 

Another Door (Life after redundancy) 

Radio Gorgeous (Being gorgeous as we age) 

Midlife A-Go-Go (Smashing midlife stereotypes)

The YOGI M.D. Podcast (Ageing magnificently)

FKU50 Podcast (A man’s guide to menopause)

Menopodcast #2 (Menopause initiatives in the UK)

Menopodcast #3  (Coping with an HRT shortage)


Book Rachel for media opportunities or speaking