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 …

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

Women are increasingly important players in the U.S. economy. Why are we treating them so poorly when they retire?<p>Imagine you are a woman in public service in any number of states across this country. You spend your career teaching, nursing the elderly back to health, assisting the unemployed in …

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

Oscar-winning actor will direct and star in Bathing Flo, about an elderly woman looked after by her New York house-sitter<p>• 21st Century Fox offers 'bootcamp' for female directors • Study: 75% of blockbuster crews are male<p>The Oscar-winning actor Ellen Burstyn is to direct her first feature-length …

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>Hollywood’s love affair with old dudes romancing young women<p>Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play …

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. …

Dev Patel

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 …

Palo Alto

Madonna Accuses BBC Radio of 'Ageism' After Song Ban

"We've made so many advances in other areas - civil rights, gay rights - but ageism is still an area that's taboo and not talked about and dealt …

Madonna

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’s insistence that authors should desist until they are 35 could be so much better applied to other occupations. Like politicians. Or estate agents<p>Joanna Trollope has said that authors should desist from writing until they are 35 and life has “knocked them about a bit”. “To write …

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