Are We Creating a Lost Generation of Women in Our Workforce?
By Sarah Ford on March 17, 2015
Source: Dress for Success
Throughout the past 16 years, I’ve seen many qualified women come through our doors who are simply passed over in the job market, judged on external factors rather than on their experience and capability. One of our clients, Sheba, came to us with an impressive resume and a long career working in non-profits and human resources. But in 2009 she was unexpectedly laid off from her job and has spent the last six years trying to navigate her way back into the workforce. Employed steadily since she was 17, Sheba’s now in her 50s and reaching her prime earning stages but subsequently receiving little interest from employers. Unfortunately, her story is not unique. Many women in their late 40s and early 50s are being pushed out of the workforce during what should be the height of their careers.