Diversity and Inclusion efforts are becoming more than lip service with organizations hosting office hours for individuals to ask questions and be heard.
Some companies are even bringing coaches in to help leaders and employees communicate and uncover unconscious bias.
While the spotlight is shining brightly on D&I, it is time to add ageism to the D&I conversation.
As a coach working with Generation X women, I'm appalled by the way great talent and experience is pushed aside in favor of youth.
Statements like, "You have too much experience," or "We're looking for someone with 5-7 years experience," shouldn't be accepted.
Actions like purposefully not bringing in anyone over 45 for job interviews or not including 'aged' employees in certain meetings.
While we are all in support of equality and ready for organizations to finally strip away their unconscious (and conscious) bias it's time to add ageism to the dialogue.
What changes can be made within organizations to create a diverse and inclusive culture around age?