Not long afterward, we had an excellent, must-attend seminar of “unconscious bias” by an outside consultant, Joelle Emerson, CEO of the company Paradigm. But of the many examples she cited of workplace faux pas, not one dealt with age
How Can We Achieve Age Diversity in Silicon Valley?
Steven Levy
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I’ve discovered that ageism in our culture, not just in Silicon Valley, is so widespread that I have even become a victim myself — wondering if I could/should still play tennis, paddle a canoe, ride a bike. A summer vacation in Brittany, where ageism is not so prevalent, convinced me that I, indeed, can do all those things. But it’s interesting that I thought I could not. Ageism is much more widespread than the tech industry and affects even the mature themselves.

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