Sheila Callaham presenting Dismantling Ageism in the workplace

August 2023: Dismantling Ageism in the workplace: The often-overlooked part DEI Strategies


Sheila Callaham
Executive Director
Age Equity Alliance


Thursday, August 10, 2023


9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST)
Virtual Workshop

Sheila Callaham is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Board Chair for Age Equity Alliance. She partners with leaders to create an age-equitable workplace culture, increasing talent attraction, development, and retention. Sheila is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) subject matter expert and regular contributor to Forbes’ DEI channel. She has experience in corporate communications and DEI across private, public, and non-profit sectors in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Sheila is a passionate educator and equity advocate and believes employers who proactively build diverse, all-aged teams are in the best position to succeed in the future of work.

Workshop Description

Ageism is an overlooked form of discrimination that affects both individuals and organizations in the workplace, leading to reduced productivity, stifled innovation, and missed growth opportunities. In this eye-opening DLA workshop, we delve into the critical but frequently ignored aspect of most DEI strategies – Ageism. Join us as we explore the impact of ageism on workplace dynamics and discover practical solutions to foster an age-inclusive environment and teams. This interactive workshop aims to shed light on ageism and its pervasive effects on workplace culture.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how ageism manifests, its impact on older and younger employees, and its intersectionality with other forms of discrimination. By engaging in thought-provoking discussions, attendees will uncover the subtle ways ageism can creep into policies, practices, and daily interactions. Uncover actionable steps that you can take now to create a welcoming culture that honors and embraces individuals of all ages with varied lived experiences.

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