Women over 50 are still working. In the past, however, at 50 hundreds of women did not maintain a job position due to ageism.
But today, take a look at some of the leading companies in the United States and other countries in Europe.
Women over 50 years of age continue to break new grounds still working and in different walks of life.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) now projects that by 2024, women over 65 will make up roughly the same percentage of the female workforce as older men do of the male workforce.
Additionally, BLS predicts that twice as many women over 55 will be in the labor force as women ages 16-24, Quartz reports.
Women 55, 60, and 65 used reasons like having no money, too early to retire and having nothing in retirement savings for still working at their jobs.
Conversely, you realize that it is not about age or money but the creative ingenuity of their minds that keeps them going.
Women above 50 years of age have shown over the years that they have the necessary skills to remain viable and relevant in life and the business industry.
Check on these surprising six reasons why women over 50 are still working in the leading companies around the world.
They Have Experience
Employers are in dire need of employees that can help their companies solve issues relating to their business.
That’s why these employers prefer women above 50 years of age because they are very calm and highly experienced.
Such women have all the required skills and expertise to handle every business task diligently.
It will take a young worker twenty to thirty years on the job to earn the experience already held by the 50-year-old woman.
Women above 50 years of age still working usually radiate confidence in the workplace because of their high level of experience.
You hardly see them make any mistake in the course of performing their everyday business tasks in the company, where they work.
Employers don’t joke with them because finding a replacement could take more than 10 years.
They are confident because of their giving natures. Women over 50 radiate unique ways of giving of themselves in the workplace.
Here’s a video on what happens when women above 50 give freely to help others.
They Are Tech-Savvy
Today’s business environment is run by technology, no doubt about that.
The fear has always been that these women may not be familiar with today’s technology-driven business environment, as the younger generations of employees.
But this isn’t the case because these women still working have seen technology at work in many business settings.
Provide Reliable Service
These women always provide clients with reliable service and boost the growth of the companies they work for.
Don’t forget that all these companies want is to put smiles on the faces of their customers, and with women above 50, they surely have nothing to worry about.
They Are Loyal
If the employees of a company are not loyal in their dealings, the company will have problems continually.
Women above 50 years of age usually have this strong bond of loyalty with the company they work for.
And they strive to ensure that the company outgrows its competitors.
Women above 50 are natural mentors to the younger employees.
They try to help the younger employees develop the right attitude to work; to assist the company in attaining its business goals.
No company would want to lose this fantastic set of people.
About Dr. Geneva
Dr. Geneva J. Williams is a speaker, author and certified life coach. She is a top-notch Vibrant Life Architect and Master Leadership Strategist. She blogs weekly on personal growth, style, legacy, and leadership for women over 50. Her noteworthy leadership skills are recognized as a NAWBO Top 10 Michigan Business Woman. An award winning nonprofit executive and community leader, she raised over $100 million for community change initiatives. Dr. Williams is the author of the Amazon Best Seller: Justice on the Jersey Shore and reigning Ms. Black Fit and Fine.
Speaker, Author, Thought-Leader… and I really like this one, vibrant living culture creator; Golden Soror of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Michigan Women’s Commission Appointee. With more than forty years of expertise in business management and personal development, I also have the distinction of receiving the NAWBO Top Businesswoman Award and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Award.