Emma Diederichs

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Congratulations women, your career officially ends at 45

A toxic combination of ageism and sexism means that women's careers are effectively ending at the age of 45, according to a new Government report. The author, Dr Ros Altmann, explains why and what needs to change<p>We’ve all heard of the gender pay gap – it is real, although it is closing. However, …

'Age is not a barrier': Tech designer, 91, lands her dream job in Silicon Valley

While growing up during the Great Depression, Barbara Beskind was an inventor by necessity who hoped to become one professionally.<p>Eight decades later, the 91-year-old has finally realized her dream at a top design firm in Silicon Valley.<p>"As a 10-year-old I wanted to be an inventor,'' Beskind told …

Silicon Valley

The “golden years” are gone: Why retirement is hell for American women

<b>A still from "Golden Girls" (ABC)</b><p>Women are increasingly important players in the U.S. economy. Why are we treating them so poorly when they retire?<p>Bailey Childers<p>February 22, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Imagine you are a woman in public service in any number of states across this country. You spend your …

Retirement

After noticing that all of the major sports brands only feature young, ripped athletes in advertising, photographer Dean Bradshaw decided to turn that notion on its head. In his ongoing series, Golden...

After noticing that all of the major sports brands only feature young, ripped athletes in advertising, photographer Dean Bradshaw decided to turn …

Ellen Burstyn to direct her first feature-length film at 80

The Oscar-winning actor Ellen Burstyn is to direct her first feature-length film at the age of 80, reports Deadline.<p>Burstyn will take charge of the cameras on the character piece Bathing Flo, about a New Yorker who is offered the chance to house-sit free of rent providing he looks after the …

Maggie Gyllenhaal: At 37 I was 'too old' for role opposite 55-year-old man

Actor told she was over the hill in her mid-30s, as Hollywood finds itself under increased scrutiny for its failure to represent women fairly on screen<p>Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated …

Owning our Health: Defeating ageism with grace

The recent movie, “The Second Best Marigold Hotel,” stars a cast of my favourite older British actors playing the roles of seniors living in India. …

Ageism Be Damned: 91-Year-Old Woman Applies for Tech Job, Nails It

Barbara Beskind is giving us all the motivation we need today.<p>It's never too late to go after your dreams. At least not for Barbara Beskind, who at the ripe age of 91 decided to go for her dream job. "As a 10-year-old I wanted to be an inventor,'' Beskind told the <i>Today s</i>how. "I've arrived. But it …

Madonna Accuses BBC Radio of ‘Ageism’ After Song Ban

Madonna has accused BBC Radio 1 of “ageism” after a programmer for the station stated they would not broadcast the singer’s new single “Living for …

Germany Plans to Pay Street-Cleaning Alcoholics With Beer

A taxpayer-funded project in Germany would supply a steady beer ration to be distributed to homeless alcoholics who log three to six hours a day …

If we’re going to age-limit jobs, let’s start with the prime minister

Joanna Trollope has said that authors should desist from writing until they are 35 and life has “knocked them about a bit”. “To write good fiction, you need to have got a lot of living under your belt, and that includes the pain as well as the joy,” she told a literary festival in Dubai.<p>On the …