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March 4, 2020
Gender and Ageism in the Academy
In her essay “Age, Race, Class, and Sex,” black lesbian feminist Audre Lorde noted that ageism distorts relationships and encourages people to repeat mistakes of the past. She wrote, “If the younger members of a community view the older members as contemptible or suspect or excess, they will never be able to join hands and examine the living memories of the community, nor ask the all-important question, ‘Why?’ This gives rise to a historical amnesia that keeps us working to invent the wheel every time we have to go to the store for bread.”
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September 25, 2019
Companies are still ignoring older female workers, and it’s hurting their bottom line

Many companies love to tout the success of their Diversity and Inclusions programs. Glassdoor publishes an annual list of the Top 20 companies with diversity programs. Fortune partnered with A Great Place to Work to create a list of the best workplaces for diversity. There are many more lists like this, but according to PwC, only 8% of these companies include age in their D&I strategies.

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October 31, 2018
We Are the Elders Who Remain
Marc Freedman, CEO of Encore.org shares his thoughts on elders embracing their roles as mentors, supporters and  nuturers of younger generations. More important than ever in these fraught times.
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September 14, 2018
How to Balance Experience and Youth for Powerful Leadership
When we used to speak of age diversity, it was often around the men and women nearing the traditional retirement age in their 60s. Today, it’s a whole new world. We have executives with median ages in their 20s running some of the largest and most influential companies in the world. Facebook, Google, and Apple have median employee ages of 28, 30, and 31. No matter their digital intelligence, it seems realistic to ask if these executives have the seasoning to be building and managing multi-billion-dollar businesses without the benefit of some more seasoned colleagues.
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February 23, 2018
Am I an Elder?

Traveling to Asia for the first time -- accompanied by her daughter and grandsons -- made contributor, Bev Scott, reflect on what it means to be an elder.
 
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