Finding a place in today’s job market can be challenging. Globalization, shifting labor markets, and game-changing technology keep the foundation moving, requiring all to be agile and to adapt. Workers need to keep their skills sharp. Companies need to respond to new priorities. Life-long learning is not a luxury. It’s a requirement.
At our conference Inclusion by Design: Women 50+ Claiming our Place in the Future of Work we talked with experts about what the future of work looks like. We identified ways in which job seekers, particularly women 50+, can find meaningful work.
We looked at technology and its multifaceted impact on the workplace and discussed the myriad benefits of hiring older women. We also shared strategies for attracting this growing labor market. All attendees were able to participate in workshops designed to broaden their skillsets and mindsets.
Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College gave our keynote. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Finkelstein focused on policy initiatives designed to combat ageism in the workplace and will highlight steps companies can take to reap the benefits of an age-diverse workforce.