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Badass Women at Any Age

May 18, 2021

Working as an executive coach Bonnie Marcus began researching gendered ageism after one of her clients experienced changes in her workplace that set her career at a disadvantage.  Motivated by her research and discovery of consistent practices of gendered ageism in the workplace Bonnie focused on building awareness around the issue by helping give women a voice and the tools to be able to deal with this growing practice.  With the purpose of bringing awareness of gendered ageism as well as encouraging and empowering women of any age to do what it takes to stay at the top of their game, step into their badass courage and be who they are, Bonnie wrote Not Done Yet! How Women Over 50 Regain their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power.  As an executive coach, speaker, author and host of the Badass Women at Any Age podcast,  Bonnie is passionate about helping women understand their  talent, their ambition, owning who they are and empowering them to step up and own their authentic selves, not only in the workplace, but in the world.  


Charlotte Kaufman is the founder of Women Who Sail, the largest online group of women sailors in the world, and regularly reviews books.


What You Will Hear in This Episode

Introduction to Bonnie and  Not Done Yet!

Pandemic and job loss.

Gendered ageism for women.

Men graying vs. women graying and the public perception.

Internalized stereotypes and beliefs that hold us back.

Identifying and examining fear and limiting beliefs that have the potential to sabotage us.

Facing fears and being proactive about growth.

Multi Generational mentoring and personal connections.

Men’s thoughts on aging and response to Not Done Yet!

Tips for leaders and organizations to address diversity, equity, inclusion and  gendered ageism in the workplace.

Dealing with gendered ageism comments.



“The limiting beliefs and ageist beliefs that we hold actually hold us back.”

“We can control our mindset, we can’t change society overnight.”

“The key is really to stay curious.”

“It’s pretty dangerous to think we have all the answers.”

“We need to help people understand that ageism is engrained in the way we think and we behave.”



Not Done Yet!

Not Done Yet! Amazon

The Politics of Promotion

Women Who Sail