editor’s note: In this issue, we also profile five women from different fields who have recently been laid off. Talk about losing control. No doubt many of you know people like this: capable professionals who showed up at work one day only to have the floor fall out from under them. But something curious has happened to the women in “After Losing a Job…What Comes Next?: Each in her own way, accepts–sometimes even embraces–the loss of control. Each wants to see where her life takes her next.