I suppose I’m getting more nostalgic about all the milestones in my life as I realize I have more history behind me than future years ahead. I realize that all the milestones that deserve my attention are now much more precious as I get older. I believe in the importance of being present and celebrating every day, even as I understand how easy it is to take things for granted.
Society’s emphasis on what Catalyst defines as ‘lookism’ which is the importance of a youthful and attractive appearance, puts women under a microscope as they show visible signs of aging.
When Jaimee Eddington, regional leader at Heidrick & Struggles’ America Region, first joined the firm, she had a strong sponsor who not only helped her learn the art of executive search, but helped to elevate her work across the organization. He was intentional...
On September 11th 2001, I got up really early to drive to LaGuardia Airport and catch an 8 am flight to Raleigh, North Carolina. I had just joined a healthcare tech firm as VP of Sales and the headquarters was in Raleigh. My involvement in this new start up was...
Since the pandemic has forced all of us into Zoom meetings every day, a new heightened focus on self-image has emerged. And according to recent research, we hate the way we look on Zoom. And that’s true for everyone. (I’m so glad to hear I’m not alone with this sentiment.) And it’s not necessarily age-related. Women as young as 18 are seeking cosmetic surgery, Botox and fillers in record numbers because of this dissatisfaction. Personally, it’s been fruitless trying to adjust the lighting and position of my laptop camera. None of my efforts help me look better. I hate the way I look on Zoom. We all hate the way we look on zoom. It has a new term: Zoom Dysmorphia.
Emma Forster, a 32-year-old marketer, makes a poignant observation about her career. “I feel like as a woman it’s always either that you’re too young or too old. Maybe there’s one day in my life where I’ll be just the right age for something.” Unfortunately, the stark...
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Cross-Generational Networking Is A Win-Win For Employees And Their Organization. So Why Don’t We Do It?
Understanding the benefit of cross generational networking will inspire more interaction at all levels and remove unnecessary bias from the workplace.
Do Professional Women Over 50 Have An Expiration Date? How Gendered Ageism Sabotages Women’s Careers
The expiration date for women may be unconscious and unintentional, but it is a reality that professional women face as they age in the workforce.