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Experiencing Age Discrimination? Feeling Invisible? Try These Solutions.
Oct 13, 2019 · 13 min
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“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is!” – Ellen DeGeneres

In this episode, Gloria tackles a sensitive topic that impacts women of all ages: age discrimination. In her experience, Gloria has observed that women of a certain age tend to feel invisible in the workplace and struggle to be heard and remain relevant. She argues that age diversity is just as important to an organization’s growth and bottom line as gender, ethnic, and racial diversity. Aged employees bring a certain amount of maturity, experience and skill that younger employees may lack. Gloria cites designer Vera Wang, chef Julia Child, and author Laura Ingalls-Wilder, among others, as examples of successful women who started their famous careers later in life. Finally, Gloria shares two sets of practical tips for how employers and individuals alike can identify signs of age discrimination and address them accordingly. 

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Other Resources and Links


The Newest Workforce Disruptors are Over 50! | Donna Korren | TEDxChelsea. https://youtu.be/KxFvPuWBS5A




American Psychologist study finds that people now see women as ambitious as men


Books Mentioned:

In This Together

No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

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