That mission is far from over. In Los Angeles, California, the district attorney could take legal action against Harvey Weinstein. And, the Bill Cosby trial goes on and on.
But, already, women who perceive themselves as "victims" of age discrimination in their professional life are figuring out what would be unique forms of collective action.
They are also, of course, struggling with how they as individuals can be hired, promoted, and duck the reduction-in-force bullet.
According to AARP, 19% of women cite ageism as the reason they weren't hired and 12% why they weren't promoted.
And, get this, among workers in general, AARP found that there is a growing belief that age discrimination begins as early as age 35. That seems to be standard in tech and glam fields.
The mindset of employers is that mature female professionals are set in their ways. So, the movement could take the form of a #MeFlexible meme.
When it comes to one woman encountering age discrimination there are as many strategies and tactics as there exist in operating a business that scales.
After all, artistic director of Conde Nast - Anna Wintour - is nearly 70. Somehow, in that glam niche she has outfoxed the forces which would have ousted her. In the fall, the rumor mill has it, she will retire - finally. The buzz is that there are myriad other work offers for her out there.
In politics, there are the mature players Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein. The conservative Drudge Report goes after them on the age issue. However, mostly there hasn't been a payoff.
And, here in Eastern Ohio, there is the 72-year-old check-out clerk who applied to Marc's with her terms and conditions about days and hours worked. The next day she was hired - on those conditions. Her mindset, at least as I have observed, is zen: She puts it out there and is detached about outcomes.
Meanwhile, women have to earn a living, get ahead on the job, and hold on to well-paying positions.
In my coaching, though, I have noticed that ageism can push both genders into self-defeating behaviors. Feeling less-than, they find a zillion ways to shoot themselves in the foot.
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