As for underrepresentation of older people in tech, Thacker argues, "Just like any kind of diversity, it takes more work to understand people who are different." Conversations are a good place to start, she says. The recent film, The Intern, could open such a discussion, given the notable ageism directed toward Robert De Niro’s character from his younger colleagues. Beyond that, says Thacker, "The variety of perspectives can really add value to business decisions."
I looked myself up and down in the full-length mirror. Blouse tucked in? Check. Pearl earrings on? Check. Lipstick flawless? Check. After a few minutes of primping, posing and deep breathing, I was off to my first day at a new job. When I start a new job, I struggle with all of the typical trepidations and hesitations.