Tackling Ageism in the Workplace: Why ‘Older’ Workers Shouldn’t be Overlooked for Promotion

Organisational Development | 6th September 2022 | 13:00 – 15:30

Organisational Development
6th September 2022 | 13:00 – 15:30

It’s expected that the number of people aged 50-70 will increase to 13.8 million by next year which begs the question of what role they will play in the workforce. Unfortunately, it seems that these older workers are likely to be discriminated against in favour of younger candidates even though they have so much more experience. 

Why is there still an air of ageism among UK workforces? And how can we tackle it? This is the focus of this roundtable discussion, and we are excited to be bringing together a panel of esteemed speakers to guide us through this important conversation. 

We’ll discuss how organisations can best support older colleagues in a fast changing work environment – especially when they’re making late-career pivots to adapt to modern requirements. This is a topic that doesn’t get enough attention and we hope that we can start to catalyse the sorts of conversations that help to move the needle for those older workers who can still add tremendous value.

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Jackie Bligh Chief Executive, Worthing Homes

Jackie celebrated 40 years in housing in May 21. She started as a housing trainee, completed her CIH qualifications (MCIH) and pursued a career in housing management.

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Lyndsey Simpson Founder, 55/Redefined

Lyndsey Simpson is the founder and CEO of 55/Redefined, an organisation that connects the UK’s affluent over-55s with tailored products.

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Heather Thomas Chief Executive, Sapphire Independent Housing

Heather joined Sapphire Independent Housing in 2016 as Chief Executive. Sapphire is a smaller registered provider based in North West London

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Tracey Gray Group Director, Customer Services
Southern Housing Group

Tracey has worked in the housing sector for 20 years and as an Executive for the past 11 years, working as an interim director in Customer experience field.

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Date: 6th September 2022

Time: 13:00 – 15:30

Venue: Central London

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