Women at work - Voices of older women
8 March 2013

Women at work - Voices of older women

Women at Work – Voices of older women, a study commissioned by not for profit aged care provider Benetas, was launched on the eve of International Women’s Day, Thursday March 7th 2013. Noeline Brown, Ambassador for Ageing, officially launched the research and spoke about her personal life experiences of being a woman in the workforce and the importance of valuing older women in our society.

The research, undertaken by Deakin University, involved women between the ages of 66 and 92 talking about their experiences in employment throughout their lives, compared to younger generations. The research started with the hypothesis that older women may be envious towards younger women and the opportunities they enjoy today, compared to their experiences – however this was found to be untrue.

The study found that older women recognise that younger women have tremendous career opportunities and are willing to support them to achieve their goals, but that these opportunities also bought many responsibilities.

View the full Women at Work - voices of older report