Giving Tuesday is about how we all give to the things that are important to us. For Age Equity Alliance (AEA) what’s important is teaching others about the many ways age bias and discrimination show up in the workplace–across the age spectrum.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, we’re offering complimentary panel discussions and education sessions about the importance of workplace age equity. It’s our way of giving back!
Members of the AEA board of directors, including age activist and educator Ashton Applewhite, will join in for discussion and questions.
Check out our line up
- 9:00 – 9:45 AM EDT: Age Equity 101 & Why It Is a DEI Strategic Priority
Join AEA Executive Director Sheila Callaham for a session on Age Equity and why DEI practitioners and HR should ensure it is a strategic priority. By taking a deep dive into the underlying misconceptions often layered onto different age groups and dispelling myths with data, we find common values that open doors for dialog, increased empathy, team building, and action planning. This training segment explaining the value of age equity in the workplace and what it takes to get there is part of AEA’s 90-minute, interactive webinar How to Build an Age-Inclusive Workplace. Register
- 10:00 – 10:45 AM EDT: Age Diversity in the Workplace–Why EVERY Team Needs a Yoda (and a Baby Yoda, Too!)
A discussion with Marti Konstant on the need for leaders to lean into the changing demographics and make diverse, inclusive multigen workplace cultures a strategic imperative. Marti Konstant is a researcher, author, and speaker covering the future of work, career, and workforce agility. Marti is also a member of the Board of Directors for Age Equity Alliance. Register
- 11:00 – 11:45 AM EDT: On Ageism, Ableism, and the Myths That Drive Them w/Ashton Applewhite
Ashton Applewhite joins us to talk about the difference between ageism and ableism and why it’s important to differentiate between the two. Then we’ll discuss the many myths and stereotypes that lead to ageism and ableism and why it’s important for everyone, across the age spectrum, to disrupt them. Ashton Applewhite is an author, age activist, and co-founder of Old School Clearinghouse offering free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about ageism and help dismantle it. Ashton is also a member of the Board of Directors for Age Equity Alliance. Register
12:00 – 12:45 PM EDT: Implicit Bias: Controversies and Critical Perspectives
AEA volunteer researcher Daniel Jolles explains why we all have biases, the many different kinds of unconscious bias, and how bias influences real world outcomes. He also explains the criticism of implicit bias training and why it doesn’t “fix” workplace culture problems. This training segment is part of AEA’s 2-hour interactive webinar Understanding Bias: Age, Intersectionality, and Intervention. Daniel is a psychology PhD student at University of Essex (London) where his research is focused on age bias in hiring and employment decisions. Register
- 1:00 – 1:45 PM EDT: How Age Equity Impacts A Culture of Belonging
Belonging plays such an important role in the workplace. But for employees to feel like they belong, they must feel included, engaged, and safe across all dimensions of diversity–including age. Join AEA Executive Director and Board Chair Sheila Callaham for a session outlining why a culture of inclusion and belonging is a critical component of workforce strategy, how organizations are inadvertently disrupting employee belonging, and practical next steps for enhancing age equity and a sense of inclusion and belonging in the workplace. This training segment is part of AEA’s 90-minute, interactive webinar Age Inclusion & the Power of Belonging. Register
- 2:00 – 2:45 PM EDT: Why Age Equity is Everyone’s Business (EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2022)
AEA Board Members Sheila Callaham and Emnet Rios discuss the urgency of age equity across the age spectrum and what companies need to be doing to create a diverse, inclusive, multigenerational workplace. Emnet is the CFO and COO of Digital Asset and also a member of the company’s Executive Committee. She is a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Register
- 3:00 – 3:45 PM EDT: What You Need to Know About Congressional Legislation Supporting Age Equity
Labor and Employment attorney and AEA board member Mahir Nisar discusses current legislation in support of age equity and explains how it supports age inclusion and equity and why everyone should engage their legislators in support. Mahir is the Principal at the Nisar Law Group, P.C., a boutique employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees who have experienced discrimination within the workplace. Register
We hope to see you there! And please remember to share these offerings with others who may share your interest.