One hundred years ago today,15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours.
Yet we persist.
Women of every generation stand on the shoulders of the women who came before them. We hold each other up and we must push each other forward.
So this International Women’s Day, as we press for gender parity for all women, it’s imperative the #pressforprogress includes age inclusivity.
As women in our 50s and 60s, we face a daunting combination of sexism and ageism. Too many of us are losing our careers, our livelihoods, and our relevancy to a disease our culture calls age.
Wendy Sachs, author of Fearless and Free, How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers, says it’s not gender that is hurting her job prospects, it’s age. And she’s only 45!
This International Women's Day, let's remember that there can be no gender parity without age inclusivity. Let's press to take our age and experience and persist in rocking the world.
In the words of Cindy Gallop, branding badass, and age disrupter, "Don't empower me. Hire me."