Here’s a statistic that may surprise some: around one in three Australians over 55 say they have experienced discrimination because of their age.
A recent SBS program, Insight, featured a fascinating line-up of guests to talk about ageism – including Louise Di Francesco. The award-winning journalist and corporate communications guru joins us today to share an inside view of the widespread and insidious nature of ageism.
“Looking for work over 50 is a deeply disturbing experience”, she says, and takes us through her career highlights (and lowlights).
As Louise says on her website, www.overfiftystillfabulous.com.au: “Women over 50 have it all – experience, sass and energy.” Men are welcome, she adds.
Have you ever experienced age-based discrimination at work? Have you found it difficult to find employment after turning 50? Let us know in the comments section below.