Does Your Company’s Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Strategy Include This Critical Element? – Forbes – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Companies must ensure age equity is an element in diversity, equity and inclusion strategies to … [+] successfully address workplace ageism

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The 55-plus cohort will soon represent a quarter of employment talent and could easily be an answer to companies’ cries for talent. Younger applicants struggle to find opportunities that don’t demand long working hours for minimal pay. Talent is overlooked across the age spectrum whenever age is wrongly used to determine eligibility. Companies must ensure age equity is a critical element in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies to successfully address workplace ageism.

Strategic programming to address ageism helps employees understand the myriad of ways that age bias shows up in the workplace–across the age spectrum.

Ageism versus Ableism

We are ageist anytime we judge someone based on how old we think they are. We are ableist when we judge someone based on how we assume their minds or bodies function. We’re a


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