Age Equity Alliance (AEA) is a 501(c)(3) focused on increasing age equity in the workplace through education, and training. Our goal is to debunk age-related myths and stereotypes across the age spectrum, promoting the short- and long-term benefits of multigenerational collaboration.
AEA provides ongoing research, training tools, and outreach activities leveraging credible resources, policies, and practices.
Education and Training
The AEA education and training team creates and facilitates content for groups as an interactive 90-minute course via Zoom and as an online program for individuals. Content is focused on the latest issues where research indicates the greatest opportunity for change.
“The sessions were a great introduction to the impact of ageism in the workplace. Sheila’s vast knowledge of this topic, along with the examples and stories shared, helped participants understand the value of age-inclusive workplaces and how they might begin to address it. So happy to have an organization that is solely focused on ensuring a workplace’s culture embraces, and is fair to, all ages.”
Managing Director of Embracing Aging
York County Community Foundation
Current offerings include:
- How to Build an Age Inclusive Workplace
- Social Innovation and Age Equity: Why Business & Society Need Both
- Age Equity in Recruitment, Development, and Retention
- Intersectionality: How to reduce the double and triple threat of bias (gender + sexuality + race + age)
- How a Culture of Belonging Increases Innovation and Productivity
- The Power of (Age) Diversity to Drive Innovation
- Steps for Embedding Age Equity in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
- The Complexity of Age and Aging in the Workplace (Implicit and Unconscious Bias)
On 1 January 2021, Age Equity Alliance began its 100 in 100 campaign–100 messages about age inclusion in 100 days. Bite-sized messages provide how-tos, questions to consider, research findings, and repeated call-to-action for HR and diversity, equity, and inclusion executives to ensure “age” is a vital part of any DEI strategy.
Age Equity Evaluation
The vision for Age Equity Alliance is to establish Age Equity as a core value for every workplace and a fundamental component of every Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) strategy.
To progress workplace age equity, Age Equity Alliance offers an Age Equity Evaluation. Examining internal and external environments, AEA identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to an age-equitable, age-inclusive reputation. Based on the internal data provided, AEA compares age representation data within and across industries and makes recommendations for the best next steps.
Customized Case Studies
The AEA research team brings expertise in research, analytics, social psychology, human resources, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. This team is responsible for finding the most credible data to support our educational efforts and outreach. Research can be industry or geographically focused, depending on need.
YouTube Education Campaign
100 short 2 – 3 minute videos provide deep insights on the impact of age bias and the value in age equity. These short videos are excellent for team training and as icebreakers to discuss equity issues in general.
Follow AEA’s YouTube channel for research-based, content-rich, bite-sized messages about the importance of workplace age-inclusion across the age spectrum!