This online community offers support for older women facing ageism


Older women in the workplace face many barriers, including ageism. The work environment can often seem hostile. And discrimination is everywhere. In a survey conducted by AARP this year, nearly two out of three women aged 50 and over say they regularly experience discrimination. With this experience so common, now there is a social networking platform for these women. E Woman creates a space where these professional women can connect with others with the same ageist demeanor. By connecting with other older women who are going through the same experience in the workplace, members can help each other. (Did you know that ageism can impact your health?)

Founded by Amy Karaman, E Woman aims to create a culture of community, encouraging collaboration and cooperation among women. Karaman believes businesses as a whole need to change the way they think about age – age is an asset, not a liability.

Who’s on E Woman? On the one hand, Olivia Haley, the 2008 winner of Miss Senior America. She shared her personal story on the social platform and she is more motivated than ever – Haley got her real estate license at the age of 60 and has a thriving career as a real estate agent.

In addition to being a form of online support group for older professional women, E Woman also offers forums for other life events and stages. For example, there are separate groups for single moms and working moms, for women looking for a healthier work-life balance, and one for women facing loss.

To learn more about E Woman, you can visit the online platform website

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