Giving Tuesday is about how we all give to the things that are important to us. For Age Equity Alliance, what’s important is teaching others about the many ways age bias and discrimination shows up in the workplace–across the age spectrum.
On November 30, in honor of Giving Tuesday, AEA is offering complimentary panel discussions and education sessions about the importance of workplace age equity and how to get there.
Check out our calendar of events and click on the title to register. We look forward to seeing you there!
- 9:00 – 9:45 AM EST: Why Age Equity Is a DEI Strategic Priority (and if it’s not, it should be)
Join AEA Executive Director and Board Chair Sheila Callaham for a session on the urgency of age equity and why DEI practitioners and HR should ensure it is a strategic priority. Sheila is a longtime communications and DEI subject matter expert with experience across private and public sectors in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. She has published more than 100 articles to Forbes’ DEI channel, with a special lens on workplace age and aging. Register
- 10:00 – 10:45 AM EST: 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 EST: On Ageism, Ableism, and the Myths That Drive Them with 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 EST: Critical Perspectives on Implicit Bias: A Case Study
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 EST: 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. Register
- 2:00 – 2:45 PM EST: Why Age Equity is Everyone’s Business
AEA Board Members Sheila Callaham and Emnet Rios discuss the urgency of age equity across the age spectrum, what companies need to do to create a diverse, inclusive, multigenerational workplace, and why age equity is everyone’s business. 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 EST: 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