A year after holding our first interest meetings under the Old School sponsorship, we can look back and celebrate incredible progress. The good news is we’re just getting started!
This time last January many of you joined me, along with Kyrié Carpenter and Ryan Backer from Old School, in an exploratory conversation about how best to address age bias and discrimination in the workplace. More than 100 folks expressed interest in supporting the effort and more than 20 offered to help lead the endeavor.
The last year has been an amazing journey, and one year later we have laser focus and continued determination to make the workplace more age-inclusive.
The early vision for this group was about certifying companies as age-friendly. We thought that would be enough to create change. However, we quickly decided that systemic age bias in the workplace required FAR more than a tick-the-box certification.
Workplace change requires education, training, and a trusted advisor to move leadership (and their organization) to where they need to be. And that’s exactly what we offer.
So, what started as the OldSchool at Work evolved into Age Equity Alliance. As an IRS certified 501(c)3 — effective 11 December 2020 — we partner with organizations to create age equity in the workplace.
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Our education and training modules address unconscious age bias and internal business processes that exclude talent at both ends of the age spectrum. We have the subject matter expertise to develop customized training that meets an organization where they are and takes them to where they need to be.
Our Age Equity Analysis identifies age equity strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats with a step-by-step action guide for HR and DEI leaders to follow.
I may be the “face” of AEA, but I’ve got a strong team behind me leading research and education, operations and strategy, technology, and the future of work.
Together with you, our grassroots community, we can create the change we want to see.
Thanks so much for an amazing first year and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve in year two!