Tuesday, May 7

10:25 am - 11:05 am

By 2024, workers age 50+ will make up 35% of the workforce.  Generational diversity in the labor market is currently at an all-time high, with members of the workforce ranging from Traditionalists to Gen Z. But should age really matter?  How do you build a culture that celebrates, but does not limit people by their ages?

Striving for generational diversity is an important start, but building an age-inclusive culture allows organizations to recognize and unleash the strengths of workers of all ages, especially if opportunities for collaboration are well managed.  You must know when to take age into account.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize and reduce ageist attitudes in the workplace
  • How organizations are cultivating an age-inclusive workforce
  • Why coaching and mentoring are crucial to developing next generation leadership
  • How to create and manage mixed age teams that are both inclusive and productive

Heather Tinsley-Fix

Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience

About Heather Tinsley-Fix

Heather Tinsley-Fix is a Senior Advisor at AARP, where she helps drive AARP’s focus on providing members and the 50+ with the tools they need to thrive in today’s work environment.  She also focuses on employer engagement on a variety of topics affecting the 50+ worker.  With a background in marketing, innovation, and digital project management, Heather works with consumers, external partners, and academics to create educational programs & tools that inspire employers and Americans 50+ to capitalize on the value of experience.  Ms. Tinsley-Fix has been with AARP since 2006.  Prior to joining AARP, she held various marketing, strategy, and program management positions with the American Psychological Association, MicroStrategy, and the Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Literary Theory, both from the University of Exeter.