The isms that work against businesswomen…of all ages

Lookism. Gendered ageism. Motherism.
What do these isms have in common? Women and their age.

Women encounter these isms at various points during their careers. They experience ageism prior to age 25 when they apply for managerial roles and are considered too young. They experience it during childbearing years when employers may make assumptions about their private family lives. Then, of course, they experience it after their 40s when their appearance changes with age.

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Business

The isms that work against businesswomen…of all ages

Lookism. Gendered ageism. Motherism.
What do these isms have in common? Women and their age.

Women encounter these isms at various points during their careers. They experience ageism prior to age 25 when they apply for managerial roles and are considered too young. They experience it during childbearing years when employers may make assumptions about their private family lives. Then, of course, they experience it after their 40s when their appearance changes with age.

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Business

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

When I was in middle school and high school, I was constantly asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My responses ranged from psychologist, lawyer and news anchor to police officer or paramedic. When’s the last time you were asked this question? Personally, it’s been decades. It’s as if at 49, I’m past the “age” of career exploration. Nonsense.

So, instead, I’m going to pose this question: “If not now, when?”

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Career

35 Women in the Workplace Statistics in 2022

The question of gender equality has been at the forefront for the past couple of decades; nevertheless, women in the workplace still face a unique set of challenges and difficulties in the office. Hence, we collected the most impactful women in the workplace statistics to show you the landscape as it stands in 2022.  

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Business

The Importance of [a Women’s] Community

We know every woman has power. And when you bring more women together, that power is unstoppable, and that’s how we like to roll at SecondActWomen. After all, work and life are best experienced in the company of others. It goes without saying when we say others, family and friends are a no-brainer. But, what about those others you’re introduced to via a friend, you meet at a social event, or in line grabbing coffee at Starbucks.

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Career

Do I Really Need A Blog?

Blogging is alive and well, with plenty of business taking advantage of the low bar to entry. Still, blogs are a lot of work. If you are struggling to figure out if this is for you, the following 5 criteria can help you decide.

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Career

Wakeup Calls

At age 44, I found myself at a sleep study clinic so that my doctor could tell me what medical mystery was keeping me from sleeping and experiencing memory loss. For months I had been sleep-deprived, feeling so tired that I was dozing during my commute.

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5 Examples of Everyday Ageism We All Need to Quit Doing

I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt. I think most people have good intentions, and sometimes, their comments, perceptions or biases are influenced by others, personal experiences and culture. And for this reason, it’s important to conduct periodic self-checks to make sure

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8 ways to grow your business

Starting and growing a business isn’t necessarily easy and the success of your company rests solely on you. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to keep your business moving forward and there’s no better time than the present to dive deep.

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Get information, grant opportunities, career openings and more on the SecondActWomen Facebook Group page. We post trending info and biz opportunities, funding findings, and it’s here to talk through business challenges or questions you might have regarding your career, business or self. Please join the group and the convo!