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The Underestimated Value of Professional Women over 50
by Kaitlyn McInnis at theladders.com
When we’re in our twenties and thirties, the desire to move up the corporate ladder is, more often than not, encouraged—if not expected—by our peers and managers.
But, as we start to get a little older it seems that we start to become overshadowed by our younger counterparts, even when we have just as much drive (and more experience) than when we were younger.
It’s safe to say that women over 50, in particular, are unfairly underestimated in the professional setting. But why is that? And what can we do about it?
Ageism in the Workplace:
Companies Breaking the Mold
While some businesses are showing older workers the door, these embrace them
by Diane Eastabrook at nextavenue.org
Last May, Mike Ungar, 62, happily headed off to retirement. After 35 years working in management for tire manufacturer Michelin North America, Ungar, of Simpsonville, S.C., was looking forward to volunteer work and spending more time with his then 2-year-old grandson…
But despite those best-laid plans, Ungar's retirement only lasted about a month. At the end of June, he spied an opportunity on Michelin's retiree site that he couldn't pass up.
What is a Lifeboat Job and Where Do You Look For One?
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.