Many Employers Are Reinforcing Ageism by Ignoring It

  Ageism is part of our cultural fabric – it is deeply woven into our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Ageism refers to stereotyping and discriminating against people and groups based on age. Yet many employers are reinforcing ageism by ignoring it. Ageism is Prevalent in Most Workplaces  Research, according to The World Health Organization, “suggests that ageism may now be even more pervasive than sexism and racism.” If you’re a woman or person of color, that’s like double or triple jeopardy. Unfortunately, many workplaces are not addressing this serious problem. This is a risky practice.   According to an AARP…

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Becoming a Boomer-Entrepreneur is a Learning Experience

Following our theme this week, I’m writing about my experience of becoming a boomer-entrepreneur (or as some people call it, a boomerpreneur). According to an AARP report, three in ten entrepreneurs are at least 50 years old. The report went on to say that 78% of entrepreneurs 50 and older said that the main reason they’d suggest starting a business was the “satisfaction of working for themselves.” Finding Purpose through Entrepreneurship I’m one of those people who wanted to do something I thought would be satisfying and could eventually end up generating some supplemental income. Because I’m one of a…

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Here’s a Proven Strategy to Boost Visibility for Your Business or Cause

Would you believe that up to 45% of baby boomers think of themselves as entrepreneurial? What about you? Are you ready to split the scene and leave your employer in the dust? Are you ready to take charge of your own venture and have the thrill of owning your own business? Or, are you ready to start a nonprofit or advocate for one that matters to you? If so, you'll need a proven strategy to boost visibility for your business or cause. Here's the proven strategy: Your willingness and ability to give public presentations could significantly boost your marketing and…

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