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Friday, September 16 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(REF 16042 - Hybrid) Women, ageing, work: stereotypes, discriminations, challenges and opportunities. Convened by UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

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Lynne Corner, Director of Voice
Yael Weinstock-Shemesh, Weinstock Consulting Corp., Amazing Community Board of Advisors
FannyKrivoy, Founder, Studio Analogous
Paola Barrio Sanchez, Amazing Community Board of Advisors
Nic Palmarini, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

References to anti-ageing remedies targeting women to improve wrinkles, mask grey hair and soften skin have existed for millennia. The anti-ageing industry has constructed the older woman as a person at risk who must treat and prevent any old age markers to avoid being a victim.
However, the effect of this stereotypical vision of women’s appearance is far more significant, dangerous, and societally impactful than simply “looking good” to accomplish today's Instagram culture guidelines. This workshop, led by an organisation focused on sustaining and supporting women's return to work in later life, aims to highlight the opportunities and risks associated with longevity and the needs both for self-fulfilment and self-sustainability along the life course.
Femininity is susceptible to multiple marginalisations, including ageism, sexism, lookism (appearance), sizeism, fitnessism, healthism and sexual objectification. Ironically, older women's vulnerability due to these layered forms of prejudice translates into a duality of being simultaneously hyper-visible and invisible. Hyper-visibility results from the exaggerated focus on the appearance promoted and enabled in media by the anti-ageing industry and those who have been influenced by it. It is also fostered by the rhetoric of successful ageing, which posits that ageing successfully essentially translates into not ageing and objectively looking younger provides a shield against appearance-based age-shaming.
The intersection of ageism and sexism is not limited to appearance, and there are many profound consequences to the disadvantaged position of older women. Briefly, some contributing factors of intersectional discrimination are life-long pay wage differences contributing to increased poverty, increased risk of abuse and violence in later life, loss of relationships/life partners, and workplace harassment and discrimination. These are exacerbated further for oppressed women of colour because of their racial identity and a lifetime of structural forces that contribute to inequality in later life. The effects of ageism, racism, and sexism combined exponentially increase the risk for housing instability, food insecurity and lack of access to healthcare.


Lynne Corner –

Director, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing and VOICE
Professor Lynne Corner is COO and Director of VOICE at the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA). VOICE is an international organisation established to harness the immense human capital – the experience, skills and insights of the public, of all ages and backgrounds, including... Read More →
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Yael Weinstock-Shemesh

Amazing Community Board Member, Weinstock Consulting Corp.
Mrs. Weinstock-Shemesh has 25 years of experience as a senior level executive in the Banking sector. Given her professional background as a CPA, her career is characterized by a unique combination of business, strategy and risk management.Throughout her career, Weinstock-Shemesh committed... Read More →
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Paula Barrios Sanchez

Founder & Principal Consultant, Positive Human Factor
I am on a mission to facilitate individuals, leaders, and organizations’ sustainable growth by co-creating thriving, inclusive ecosystems.As the Founder and Principal Consultant of Positive Human Factor, I help my clients to develop innovative business and people management practices... Read More →
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• Fanny Krivoy

fanny@studioanalogous.com, Studio Analogous
I am on a mission to use design to bring equity and inclusion to life day-to-day through brand creation, experience design, and changing how people work.I help through:Inclusive Branding & Design: develop inclusive brands and experiences, from strategy to execution.Connected Thinking... Read More →

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Ingrid Liekens

Zayed University

Nic Palmarini

Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing
Nicola Palmarini is the Director of UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) – a world leading organisation supported by an initial investment from UK Government and Newcastle University – to help co-develop and bring to market products and services which enhance and improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies. The Centre aims to bring together... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
  Gender Balance, Policy
  • In-person Address 245 Park Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10167